Xylan (coating)

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Xylan is a fluoropolymer-based industrial coating. Generally, it is applied in a thin film to the target material.

Applications[edit]

Xylan is generally used to reduce friction, improve wear resistance, and for non-stick applications. Additionally, it can be used to protect a metal from corrosion. The most commonly known application is in non-stick cookware but Xylan coatings have also been used extensively in the automotive industry and for corrosion protection in the oil and gas industry.[1]

Xylan is the umbrella trademark for most of the Whitford Corporation fluoropolymer coatings line. Xylan is made of low friction, wear resistant composites of fluoropolymers and reinforcing binder resins. Xylan® coatings can be one-, two- (primer and top-coat), and three- (primer, mid-coat, top-coat) coat conventional and reinforced (filled) coating systems. The fluoropolymers utilized in Xylan coatings consist of PTFE, PFA, and FEP. The properties listed below may not apply to all Xylan coatings as the fluoropolymer and resin content and type can have significant effects on each property. [2]

Properties[edit]

Xylan coating properties[3]
Tensile Strength (ASTM D1708)4000 - 5000 psi
Elongation (ASTM D4894)50%
Impact Strength (ASTM D256)13 ft - lb/in
Hardness (ASTM D2240)60 - 90 HB (shore D)
Abrasion Resistance (Tabor)> 15 mg
Coefficient of Friction (ASTM D1894).15 - .35 static
Dielectric Strength (ASTM D149)1400 volts per mil
Use Temperature-100°F to 500°F max
Melting Pointn/a
Thermal Conductivityn/a
Chemical Resistance (ASTM D543)good
Salt Spray Resistance (ASTM B117)excellent
Water Absorption (ASTM D570)< .03 %
Thickness.0008" - .002"

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