The design of buildings to resist blast loads is a global concern. Studies indicate violent attacks against occupied buildings and critical assets will continue to be attractive targets because of collateral damage. In the event of a bomb blast or explosion, fragments of concrete, steel, glass and debris flying at top speeds can cause significant damage, injury or death.
The LINE-X PAXCON solution is designed to mitigate the effects of flying debris from being propelled through the air by holding the pieces together and protecting a coated building and its occupants from serious injury or death. Since 911 attacks emphasis on building reinforcement and security has increased situational awareness so much so that buildings are being designed to better mitigate potential threats.
Where there is greater requirement for hardened protection the LINE-X PAXCON is applied with a composite of woven inter-connected steel cords that serves to reinforce and harden the walls, columns and floor of the building against blast or heavy impact. It is usual for builders to add more steel and concrete for structural reinforcement. This technique results in a “heavy fortress” which can be costly and time consuming. The LINE-X PAXCON solution offers an easier, simple, durable, light weight and less expensive approach with outstanding results.
How LINE-X PAXCON works: In event of a blast or heavy impact the composite offers reinforced strength. The LINE-X coating creates a tough elastic skin to hold the fragments and debris together for structural integrity.
The photos below show a test conducted in Israel using our hardened integrated solution against a Katyusha rocket half a meter from the face of the wall.
- Protects all types of buildings
- Easy installation
- Designed for longevity
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The U.S. Department of Defense approves the use of LINE-X PAXCON solution for blast mitigation and the solution was used during the renovation of the US Pentagon. LINE-X PAXCON has since been applied in dozens of critical facilities around the world including the US Federal Building, Washington Naval Yard, and the British Ministry of Defense, to name a few.