Xylan® (pronounced Zy-lan) are a family of fluoropolymer hybrid coatings consisting of PTFE, PFA and FEP. They are first and foremost dry-film lubricants; however, they have many desirable secondary properties. In the industrial world, they are known as extreme performance coatings.
The application range is hugely diverse and the list of benefits of Xylan® are lengthy. Such as:
✓ Low friction: coefficient of friction as low as 0.02
✓ Wear resistance under extreme pressures
✓ Corrosion and chemical resistance
✓ Non-stick and release properties with some food approved coatings.
✓ Weather resistance: against sunlight, UV, salt water and road chemicals.
✓ Wide temperature operating range from -250°c to 285°c.
✓ Wide colour range
✓ Excellent adhesion to almost all metals, some rubbers, plastics and even to itself.
✓ Pliability – many Xylan® coatings will bend freely and repeatedly without breaking.
We are approved applicators with decades of experience in applying a wide range of Xylan® coatings. Xylan® is used across the globe in an extensive list of industries including automotive, oil & gas, food, aerospace, rubber to name but a few. Whatever the finishing requirement, there’s a good chance we have a Xylan® to solve the problem.
Xylan on washers
Here at EMC, we apply Xylan to thousands of washers that are used across the globe. Our tailored application processes ensure that optimum corrosion resistance is achieved in the most efficient possible way.
Our use of specially designed primers and pre-treatments (such as grit-blasting and zinc phosphating) guarantee Xylan achieves the best possible protection. With some EMC applied Xylan systems achieving up to 3000-hour salt spray resistance. Xylan truly is the perfect coating choice for the harshest of environments. Oil rigs, offshore wind turbines, aerospace and marine environments are all no match for a washer coated in Xylan by East Midland Coatings.
To achieve such resistance against rust, 100% coverage is essential. Anywhere uncoated will give rust the chance to start spreading. A cheap, tumble spray operation that leaves significant witness marks simply would not cut the mustard. Our process has been designed and tweaked over decades to ensure 100% coverage is achieved.
As you can see from the process photographs, we apply a vibrant yellow Xylan to a number of washers, but we also apply a selection of other colours. With each colour variant offering the same corrosion resistance properties as one another.
To source washers coated in Xylan, contact the experts at East Midland Coatings Ltd.
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