• 1964


    Carlos Burtin was hired by Upjohn as a chemical technician in the Chemical Plastic Research (CPR) Division in Torrance, CA.

  • 1965-1968

    Spray Foam Begins

    As a junior member of the team, Carlos Burtin helps formulate new spray foam products for the Gusmer Model FF. Burtin is deeply involved in the first commercially viable spray polyurethane foam products.

  • 1970

    United Foam

    Carlos was hired to formulate various products for the system division at United Foam.

  • 1975-1976

    Seattle Kingdome

    While at United Foam, Burtin formulates a spray applied urethane foam which is used for a portion of the Seattle Kingdome roof, a first for a roof structure of this type.


  • 1975

    Chemetics Systems

    Carlos Burtin joins forces with Gale Vosburg to form Chemetics Systems.

  • 1977

    Claudio Burtin

    Claudio Burtin joins the Chemetics Systems team.

  • 1982

    Burtin Urethane Corp.

    Burtin Urethane Corp was formed in Santa Ana, Ca.

  • 1984

    Trident 3 Series

    Claudio Burtin was selected as a specialist to help write the insulation specifications requirements for the Trident 3 series of Nuclear Missiles. Burtin supplies said product.

  • 1986

    C.E. Bent & Son

    Burtin Urethane Corp supplies nearly all the spray applied foam used for the Rose Bowl Parade floats to C.E. Bent & Sons. The foam was selected due to its low odor and low toxicity to live flowers.

  • 1987


    The first LINE-X truck was sprayed by Claudio Burtin in 1987.

  • 1992


    United States Department of Agriculture approves Burtin formulas to be applied to surfaces coming into contact with meat and poultry food products.

  • 1993

    Burtin & Line-X

    Line-X officially becomes a division of Burtin Urethane on April 2, 1993.

  • 1994


    Burtin Urethane supplied all the floatation foam to the feature film Waterworld.

  • 1999

    National Brand

    Under Claudio Burtin’s leadership, Line-X launches the National Franchise Program that we all know today.

  • 2001


    Another Burtin formula, Paxcon, was spray applied to protect 3 of the 5 wedge renovations of the Pentagon for blast mitigation. Claudio assembles the team that installs the product for Hensel Phelps.

  • 2001


    BASF purchases Burtin Urethane.

  • 2005

    Graham Partners

    Graham Partners purchases Line-X.

  • 2009

    Louisiana Superdome

    Burtin Polymer Laboratories developed a spray applied foam material solution for the nearly 400,000 square feet of perimeter wall of the Superdome. This project is believed to be the largest spray applied foam perimeter wall project in the world.

  • 2011


    Claudio Burtin starts Foametix, a spray insulation company headquartered in Northern Georgia.

  • 2011


    Burtin starts BulletLiner, the next generation of spray in bedliner with a new formula out performing Line-X and outpaces the competition with new applicator involvment.

  • 2015


    After the sucess of Burtin’s BulletLiner and Fometix programs, Accella purchases Burtin Polymer Laboratories and becomes what is known today as Carlisle. To this day, Carlisle continues to use the same manufacturing site that was built by Burtin.

  • 2020

    Burtin Polymer Innovations

    Burtin Polymer Innovations is formed in Adairsville, GA. 

  • 2021

    Burtin Polymer Innovations

    Burtin builds a state of the art facility with 150,000,000 pound compounding capacity and registers a new bedliner formulation, System 22 and a new spray foam series, Isotryme.