What Is Xylan Coating?

Xylan coated hex nuts and bolt

For 40 years, Coating Systems has developed an unparalleled level of expertise in the technical side of industrial coatings and their many applications. With state-of-the-art equipment and a drive for quality, we’ve provided the right materials for the right jobs in a wide variety of industries, and we know how important it is to have the right coating and lubrication for your equipment.
We offer some of the best in coating materials and lubricants: Xylan, MOLYKOTE®, Tm001 and many more, not to mention the best, innovative dip-spin coating.
We like to use our Coating Systems blog as an opportunity to regularly educate those who might be new or inexperienced when it comes to industrial machinery coating and lubrication, or those who are simply curious to know more.
By looking into different aspects of machine and equipment coating in more detail, we aim to empower you with education, so that you can be ready to make the right choice for your job, industry or project. In this blog, we’re going to look at Xylan coating – what is it? And what is it commonly used for?
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A Long History

Xylan has been used for many years in a wide variety of applications. Offering low-friction and reliable water resistance, this coating option is ideal for many industrial requirements.

The Benefits

What is it that makes Xylan such a popular option when looking at coating options? There are a number of reasons why this fluoropolymer can be extremely beneficial. As a dry film lubricant, it offers:

  • Strong resistance to wear
  • High heat resistance
  • Protection from corrosion
  • Controlled friction through lubrication
  • Non-stick properties.

Xylan is a versatile material that can be tailored or customized depending on the requirements of the job while retaining its anti-corrosion and low-friction properties.
While allowing for non-stick use, it will also strongly adhere to the right surface, making it uniquely durable. It can be applied in an extremely thin layer, which can be vital when working with precise measurements.
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Not only that, but you also have a variety of color coating options, which can make organizing and categorizing parts much easier – not to mention offer up even more options for specific uses.

Examples of Coating

Some everyday examples of this particular coating option include:  

  • Medical equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Food processing parts
  • Chemical processing
  • Heating elements
  • Parts for offshore or below-water facilities.

These are just a few examples, and there are plenty of other uses for this coating material.
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Xylan and Other Coating Options

The Coating Systems blog is here to offer some education about the finer details of machine and equipment coating. Many aspects of this industry have far too much history and deep detail to cover in a simple blog, so if you’re more curious about the benefits of Xylan, or any other material for the work you do, contact Coating Systems or call us at 513-367-5600. We’ll bring our 40 years of experience to you, offering a fast turn-around time, consultation on your project from the very start, and the best in high quality, durable coating options.