What is PTFE Coating
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Being hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density and resistant to high temperatures, PTFE is an incredibly versatile material with a wide variety of applications, though it’s perhaps best-known for its non-stick properties.
The first brand offered by Whitford, Xylan® is the benchmark of our line of industrial coatings; used to identify our low-friction, wear-resistant composites of fluoropolymers and reinforcing binder resins. The Xylan industrial family of coatings (Xylan, Xylan XLR and Xylan XLR HB) are extreme performance coatings – working under heavy loads, at high temperatures, in chemical and corrosive environments.
First and foremost, Xylan coatings are dry-film lubricants combined in a matrix with high-temperature organic polymers resulting in “plastic alloys” formulated to provide unique and desirable properties.
Xylan XLR (Xtra-Long Release)
Developed specifically to provide dry-film release with exceptional resistance to permeation, Xylan XLR is a heat-resistant coating offering greatly increased release-life as well as a reduced tendency for formed parts to stick to the mold.
Xylan XLR HB (High-Build)
Better, longer-lasting release specifically for use on industrial bakeware. Xylan XLR HB combines two of Whitford’s proprietary technologies: Eterna (XLR) and Hi-Build Liquid (HB).
Applications – Benefits of
PTFE and where it is used
There are numerous ways PTFE can be used. Here are some of the most common industries that use this type of material:
How is PTFE Xylan Coating Applied
As you can see, PTFE is a very versatile material that can be used in numerous types of industries. If you think it will work for your project, you should check with a professional to learn more about the fine details and characteristics of this material.
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