Making A Bedliner Indestructible: It's Science

-- LINE-X Exposes How They Test Their Product to Perfection, Making it the Toughest on the Market --

Aug 06, 2015, 08:00 ET from LINE-X

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to chemistry, not all bedliners are the same. As the leader in high performance spray-on bedliners, LINE-X takes testing its product very serious and gets down to brass tacks, educating truck owners how to get the most indestructible protection for their bed.

How it's done: When testing a material for the things truck owners and off-road warriors really need protection for, there are four main tests that can't be overlooked.

  • Tensile strength measures the maximum amount of force a material can withstand before breaking.
  • Elongation measures the percentage change in the length of a material before fracturing.
  • Hardness describes the resistance of a material to distortion and is measured on an alphabetic scale, type A being softer than type D.
  • UV stability tests a material's resistance to fading or color change under continuous exposure to UV light.

Most spray-on bedliners are made of a polyurea hybrid. They typically have high flex, but score lower in hardness, which eventually affects the ability to withstand abrasion over time. LINE-X offers bedliners made of pure polyurea which combines strength and flexibility to maximize toughness.

"As the nation's leading provider of spray-on protective coatings, we always strive to be the best of the best through continuous field testing, the right equipment and advanced knowledge," said Terry Pe, VP of LINE-X Product Development. "With more than 550 locations in 60 countries, we are dedicated to consistently producing the highest quality and most reliable materials available."

How does LINE-X stack up against other bedliners? With a dedicated full-time Research & Development team, LINE-X is able to produce the toughest sprayable elastomeric coating available in the truck aftermarket. LINE-X has doubled the hardness rating compared to competitors, offering excellent impact resistance and superior tensile strengths (up to 6,600 psi) resulting in outstanding abrasion resistance. Because the material is sprayed, there is a complete seal, making the coating watertight.

Prove it: Here's how the numbers stack up.


LINE-X PLATINUM

LINE-X STANDARD

OTHER SPRAY-ON

BEDLINERS

TENSILE STRENGTH

3065 PSI

2147 PSI

1700-1900 PSI

TEAR STRENGTH

750 lbs/in

490 lbs/in

140-150 lbs/in

ELONGATION

203%

91%

325-375%

HARDNESS

55-57 Shore D

50 +/- 1 Shore D

85-90 Shore A

UV STABILITY

≤ ΔE 2, (3000 QUV hrs)

N/A

N/A

For more information about LINE-X products, applications, dealer locations and franchise opportunities, visit LINE-X online at www.LINEX.com.

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