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:
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.
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.
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)