Xylan® Coating

Xylan is a registered brand name for a type of fluoropolymer coating. Whitford Xylan Coating is developed, branded and marketed by Whitford Worldwide Company and has established a long-standing reputation as the reference standard for industrial coatings.

What is Xylan coating?

Xylan coating is an extreme performance coating, explicitly designed to improve the performance and extend the life of various industrial and consumer products. There are several advantages to using Xylan coatings, thanks to a long list of desirable properties. The main advantages of Xylan coatings are..

  • Highly ductile, meaning Xylan coatings can bend freely and repeatedly without breaking
  • Adheres to various substrates, including metals, plastics, ceramics, glass and wood
  • Highly heat resistant, with operating temperatures from -227°C to +288°C
  • Resistant to corrosion and aggressive chemicals in various environments
  • Weather resistant to rain water, salt water and strong UV sunlight
  • Non-adhesive, with minimal coefficient of friction (only 0.02)
  • Wear resistant, even under extreme pressure

Xylan - Colored fasteners

Xylan painted fasteners

What is Xylan coating made of?

Xylan coating is made by combining and reinforcing various wear-resistant fluoropolymer composites with binders and other substances. Examples of basic fluoropolymer composites that make up the fundamental properties of Xylan coating are..

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Perfluoroalkoxyalkane (PFA)
  • Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP)

The use of composite materials sets Whitford Xylan Coating apart from its competitors. By selecting lubricants with the lowest known coefficient and combining them with organic polymers that can withstand high temperatures, Xylan coatings prove to be incredibly durable while enhancing functionality, extending service life and improving surface quality of components in demanding operational and environmental conditions.

Applications of Whitford Xylan Coating

The many benefits of Xylan coating mean that it can be used to strengthen a wide range of industrial and commercial parts and products. For example, the Xylan coating process can be applied to..

  • Fasteners such as nails, screws, nuts, bolts, hooks and pins
  • Aircraft and automotive parts
  • Cooking and baking utensils
  • Food processing equipment
  • Chemical storage vessels
  • Medical instruments
  • Conveyor systems
  • Tools and molds

Types of Whitford Xylan Coating

There are several varieties of Xylan. Which one is right for you depends on your industry, the products and components you work with, and the environments in which they must operate. Here are some examples to give you a general idea..

  • Xylan 1000 Series - Best suited for sliding mechanisms, bearings, large fasteners, screws, valves, machine parts and pistons
  • Xylan 1070 Series - Protect your bolts against corrosion and adhesive environments to extend durability and save on maintenance costs
  • Xylan 1400 Series - Typical applications are large fasteners and automotive parts
  • Xylan 1500 Series - Protective and decorative enamels available in virtually any color
  • Xylan 8000 Series - Uses materials approved by the FDA for use in the food and beverage industry
  • Xylan PFA Plus - Mostly used for plastic and urethane molds, bakery products and chemical storage tanks

Xylan - Colored check valves Xylan painted Check valves


Xylan 1070 - Technical Data
Property Standard Results
Corrosion resistance ASTM B117
5000 hours / rust grade 10
Coefficient of friction ASTM G99 0.05 – 0.12
Working temperature range - -195°C - +260°C / -319°F - +500°F
Dry-film thickness ASTM D1186 15 – 25 μm / 0.6 – 1.0 mils (1 or 2 coats is typical, which reflects the TDS)
Film hardness ASTM D3363 2H - 4H per coat (1 or 2 coats is typical, which reflects the TDS)

Xylan - Product Characteristics
Color Wide color range
Operating temperature range -195°C - +260°C / -319°F - +500°F
Optimum Cure Temperature 240°C / 465°F for 20 minutes


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