LINE-X®ANNOUNCES KEY CONTRIBUTION TO OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY’S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED ENERGY (AMIE) DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
— Protecting the Sustainable Energy House from Harsh Weather, LINE-X Provides Watertight, Indestructible Seal —
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (Sept. 23, 2015) — LINE-X, a leading developer of high performance protective coatings, announced today the uncovering of their valuable contribution to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project, a model of innovative and renewable technologies. AMIE uses an integrated energy system that shares energy between a building and a vehicle. Utilizing one of their leading spray on coating technologies, XS-100, LINE-X contributed the necessary aspects of a watertight seal to protect the house from environmental elements and to provide protection to the insulation underneath. ORNL is unveiling the project today, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at their lab in Knoxville, Tenn. as part of the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Industry Day.
“Being a key partner in this ORNL demonstration project is another testament to the versatility of our protective coatings. Using our LINE-X XS-100 product, known for superior performance for abrasion resistance, we were proud to provide the project with trusted durability,” said Dennis Weese, President of LINE-X. “After spraying the bottom-side of the “arc” ribbing that makes up the house, we are confident in the superior level of protection and strength it has brought to this building.”
AMIE was created by ORNL along with industry partners like LINE-X to change the way we think about generating, storing, and using electrical power. AMIE uses an integrated energy system that shares energy between a building and a vehicle. ORNL researchers and architects from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the innovative single-room building module to demonstrate new manufacturing and building technology pathways. The design incorporates low-cost vacuum insulated panels into an additively manufactured shell assembled at Clayton Homes, and sprayed by LINE-X.
“As part of our integrated energy systems initiative, we set out to leverage rapid innovation through additive manufacturing to create a high-performance building designed to produce, consume, and store renewable energy,” said Roderick Jackson, Head of Building Envelope Systems Research at ORNL. “When searching for a partner that could provide a coating with the necessary physical properties, LINE-X was the answer. LINE-X is recognized for innovation in the spray-on elastomer arena and their technology was a key addition to this project. Thanks to LINE-X this building is watertight, protected and durable enough to handle the elements.”
LINE-X XS-100, used in protecting the structure’s shell, offers outstanding performance and superior elastomeric protective coatings. Designed as a product with a built-in activator for quick cure times, XS-100 offers exceptional adhesion properties on properly prepared substrates. The high performance formulation of XS-100 produces an excellent skin formulation for chemical resistance and moisture protection.
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