XYLAN® Coating

XYLAN® coatings differ from traditional fluoropolymer coatings in one very important aspect — they are composite materials. Lubricants with the lowest known coefficient of friction are combined in a matrix with the newest high-temperature organic polymers. These “plastic alloys” can be formulated to provide unique and desirable properties:

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Controlled torque:

XYLAN® coatings are engineered with PTFE for lubrication, which allows precise and uniform makeup torque. (Stainless steel fasteners are prone to galling.)

Easy removal of nuts:

The lubricity of XYLAN® coatings makes removal easy — even after many years. Coefficient of friction is as low as 0.025.

Resistance to rust/corrosion:

Steel fasteners coated with XYLAN® over a zinc pre-treatment provide corrosion resistance almost equal to that of stainless steel. (They last as long as 2,500 hours in ASTM B-117 salt-fog tests with less than 15% red rust.)

Resistance to galvanic corrosion:

This occurs when two metals far from one another on the electromotive (galvanic) scale are joined by a conductor such as moisture. That frequently happens when stainless-steel fasteners are used with ductile iron, often employed in waterworks pipes and fittings. XYLAN® coatings reduce this corrosion. They also have a dielectric strength from 500-1,200 volts per mil (which inhibits galvanic corrosion).

Eliminates the need for toxic lubricating paste:

In fact, we recommends not using such pastes with XYLAN®-coated fasteners.


Excellent resistance to wear, abrasion, chipping.


Compared to stainless steel, XYLAN® coatings can save significant amounts (steel fasteners coated with XYLAN® cost an average of 50% less than stainless-steel fasteners).

Wide range of operating temperatures:

XYLAN® coatings operate easily from -255°C (-425°F) to +290°C (+550°F).


Some XYLAN® formulations have superb resistance to ultraviolet light.

Resistance to hot soil:

XYLAN® helps protect fasteners from corrosion caused by hot soils and most common chemicals.

Easily applied:

XYLAN® can be applied by conventional spray, HVLP, electrostatic and dip/spin, making XYLAN® cost-effective for any size item, from large fasteners to small 0-rings.

Remarkable adhesion:

It adheres to a variety of substrates, including steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, brass, titanium.


XYLAN® is easily color-coded for specific applications (to avoid confusion).


Many XYLAN® coating formulations comply with Food & Drug Administration regulations for food contact.

XYLAN® Coating Statistics
• Tensile Strength (ASTM D1708)
• Elongation (ASTM D1457)
• Impact Strength (ASTM D256)
• Hardness (ASTM D2240)
• Abrasion Resistance (Tabor)
• Coefficient of Friction (ASTM D1894)
• Dielectric Strength (ASTM D149)
• Use Temperature
• Melting Point
• Thermal Conductivity
• Chemical Resistance (ASTM D543)
• Salt Spray Resistance (ASTM B117)
• Water Absorption (ASTM D570)
• Thickness