LINE-X Coating Enables Light Weight Full Body Flak Jacket
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, was recently featured on the National Geographic Channel's hit show, Rocket City Rednecks. Both located in Huntsville, Ala., LINE-X and the Rocket City Rednecks team led by Dr. Travis Taylor, created a unique and innovative solution to the heavy and bulky body armor worn by United States soldiers in combat. Inspired by his ruggedly tough LINE-X truck bedliner, the Rocket City Rednecks team developed a concept full body flak jacket, coated in LINE-X Protective Coatings that withstands high-powered ammunition and explosions from an assortment of weaponry. The LINE-X coating provides an additional layer of defense against fire power and anti-spall protection while remaining extremely lightweight. Fans of the show and the LINE-X brand can catch the "Full Body Flak Jacket" episode on its next air date, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 5:30 pm Eastern.
"LINE-X products are well known for protecting against the harshest elements in the most extreme conditions and we were thrilled to work with Dr. Taylor and his team on this project," said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. "From truck bedliners to the United States Pentagon, the LINE-X family of protective coatings has been used in a variety of ways, never failing to provide the best defense against the elements. The Rocket City Rednecks team is an inspirational group and we join in them in continued support of the United States military."
"LINE-X is one of the strongest materials that you can put on a bedliner of a truck and you dump rocks and all sorts of stuff in there and it never bothers it. You wouldn't ever tear it, or scratch it and it would never come apart," said Dr. Travis Taylor of Rocket City Rednecks. "LINE-X was a natural choice for our full body flak jacket."
The episode features Dr. Taylor and his family putting the LINE-X coated full body flak jacket to the test, from defending against ammunition rounds to a civilian boot camp training regimen. Not only does the LINE-X reinforced full body suit protect against the artillery fire, it is also lightweight, weighing in at only 40 lbs, where as traditional military-issued jackets weigh in at the same, but only protect the torso. As final evidence that the LINE-X coated body armor is lightweight and mobile, Dr. Taylor wore the suit while running a complete Marine Corps marathon in October of 2012.
LINE-X products are scientifically formulated in a lab and tested in real world conditions to offer the best protective coatings solutions. With a variety of protective coatings applications available, LINE-X products can be found on truck beds, high-traffic machinery and equipment, residential flooring, commercial food storage units, playgrounds, bridges and even the United States Pentagon. Rocket City Redneck airs on the National Geographic Channel Thursdays at 9:00 pm and 9:30pm Eastern. For more information about LINE-X Protective Coatings and their available line of protective coatings, visit www.LINEX.com.
About Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks is led by Travis Taylor and his team of redneck geniuses. In his younger years, Travis started out cleaning chicken coops, but for the past two decades he's been a research scientist with the Department of Defense and NASA. Sometimes big science moves too slow for Travis, so come the weekends he "gits" together with his father, brother-in-law, nephew and best friend to combine a little hillbilly ingenuity with advanced engineering and physics to tackle real-world scenarios. With their thick accents and distinctive vocabulary, the tight-knit group brings their own unique style of southern charm to science and technology.
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