How Xylan Coatings Help O-Rings

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Everyone who has worked closely with industrial processes knows the pain of dealing with o-rings. They are small and they may be hard to tell apart from one another. Storing them is another issue altogether because the coatings which keep them from sticking and degrading over time can make a mess of your storage bins. They’re sensitive, too. Depending on the material they’re made of, they may lose their quality when exposed to direct sunlight or certain temperatures.
Thankfully, Whitmer designs Xylan, a fluoropolymer coating that helps keep your o-rings in great shape while reducing all the hassle of dealing with them. Because we’ve been in the business of providing coating solutions to our clients for over 40 years, we know a good coating when one comes along. Xylan offers some of the best performance you could expect from an o-ring coating, and today we’ll detail some of the benefits it could have for your o-rings, however they are applied.
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Easier Sorting

The simplest benefit of a properly-applied Xylan coating is that your o-rings will be color-coded. This will make identifying them easier when you see that an o-ring has failed and needs replacing. You’ll know exactly what to look for when you grab one from storage, too.

Easier Installation

Xylan eliminates the need for an additional lubricant such as an oil or talc. This means that your o-rings won’t be bogged down in excessive coatings, but you’ll also be able to slide them into place much easier without worrying about them tearing or becoming too stretched out from catching on any surfaces.
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Easier on the Wallet

Xylan both boosts the chemical resistance of your o-rings as well as their weather resistance. The result is a stronger o-ring, meaning you won’t have to spend as much on pricey o-rings made from stronger materials themselves. Over time, this will save you a bit of money that you can put toward other matters of business.

Let Coating Systems Apply Your Xylan

Coating Systems employs efficient bulk coating techniques that can also help keep your costs down. If you’re experiencing frequent o-ring failure or you’re simply sick of dealing with oil, talc, or silicone coatings for your o-rings, give Coating Systems a call. We partner with the best coatings and lubricants designers around to bring you the coating solutions you need to keep your business running. Reach us at 1-800-593-7754 or click here to request a free sample.