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Master Guide to Halar®, Xylan® & Teflon™ Industrial Coatings

Industrial coatings are a protective layer that protects surfaces from damage often caused by environmental factors such as heat, corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure. These coatings are used in various industries, including food processing, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and aerospace. Among the most popular types of industrial coatings are Halar®, Xylan®, and Teflon™.

Plas-Tech Coatings is a leading provider of high-quality industrial coatings, including Halar®, Xylan®, and Teflon™. As an ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Rev. D, and NADCAP-certified company, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality coatings. We offer services that meet industry standards and customer expectations.

Halar® Industrial Coating

Halar® industrial coating is a fluoropolymer coating made from ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE). It is a thermoplastic coating applied to various surfaces using a spray or fluidized bed coating method. It is available in black, green, and gray colors and a glossy finish.

Properties of Halar® Industrial Coating

The following are the properties of Halar® industrial coating:

Chemical Resistance

With its excellent chemical resistance, Halar® industrial coating can withstand various acids, bases, and solvents. It can also resist most organic and inorganic chemicals, including strong acids, alkalis, and oxidizing agents. Furthermore, its resistance to UV radiation makes it an ideal choice for outdoor applications.

Abrasion Resistance

Halar® industrial coating is highly resistant to wear and tear, making it suitable for applications where surfaces are exposed to abrasion, impact, and scratches.

Thermal Resistance

For applications where surfaces are exposed to extreme heat, Halar® industrial coating is the ideal solution. It can withstand up to 300 °F (150 °C) without losing its properties.

Non-Stick Surface

Halar® industrial coating has non-stick properties, making it ideal for applications where products must slide or move smoothly over the surface.

How Is Halar® Industrial Coating Applied?

Halar® industrial coating is typically applied using a spray or fluidized bed coating method. The surface to be coated is cleaned, prepared, and preheated before the coating is applied. The coating is then cured by heating it to a specific temperature for a set period. This allows it to bond to the surface and form a durable coating.

Some of the industries that commonly use Halar® industrial coating are the following:

  • Chemical processing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Aerospace
  • Semiconductor

Xylan® Industrial Coatings

Xylan® industrial coatings are a type of fluoropolymer coating that is designed to provide superior protection to metal surfaces. They are known for their exceptional durability and can help extend the life of equipment and machinery.

Properties of Xylan® Industrial Coatings

Xylan® coatings offer a range of benefits through their properties, including the following:

Corrosion Resistance

Xylan® industrial coatings create a barrier that shields metal surfaces from environmental factors that can lead to rust and corrosion, ensuring longer equipment lifespan.

High-Temperature Resistance

With the ability to withstand temperatures up to 500 °F (260 °C), Xylan® coatings provide reliable protection to equipment and machinery in high-heat environments.

Abrasion Resistance

Xylan® coatings offer exceptional durability, protecting against wear and tear caused by repeated use and reducing the need for frequent maintenance and downtime.

Non-Stick Properties

Xylan® coatings feature non-stick properties, minimizing the accumulation of debris on equipment surfaces and reducing the time needed for cleaning and upkeep.

Chemical Resistance

Xylan® coatings are resistant to various chemicals — including acids, alkalis, and solvents — making them ideal for harsh chemical environments and increasing equipment longevity.

How Is Xylan® Industrial Coating Applied?

Once the surface is properly prepped, the Xylan® coatings are applied using specialized equipment to achieve a precise and even coating thickness. After applying the coating, it is cured at high temperatures to ensure proper adhesion and durability.

Xylan® coatings are used in a range of industries, including the following:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Oil and gas
  • Food processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Pharmaceutical

Teflon™ Industrial Coatings

Teflon™ industrial coatings are applied to metal substrates such as aluminum, steel, brass, and stainless steel, and non-metallic substrates like glass and some plastics. To optimize adhesion, the substrate surface is roughened before coating. After application, the coating is cured through thermal processing to create a durable, protective layer.

Properties of Teflon™ Industrial Coatings

Teflon™ industrial coatings have several unique properties, making them the preferred coating for many industrial applications. Some of these properties include the following:

Non-Stick Properties

With their smooth and non-porous surface, Teflon™ industrial coatings prevent the adhesion of other materials. As a result, Teflontm coatings became the go-to coating for surfaces that require non-stick properties, like cookware and conveyor belts.


Teflon™ industrial coatings repels water and other liquids, making them a popular choice for marine and chemical processing industries.

Low Coefficient of Friction

When applied to moving parts, Teflon™ industrial coatings reduce friction and wear due to its low coefficient of friction.

Electrical Insulation

Teflon™ industrial coatings are an excellent electrical insulator, making them an ideal choice for electronics and telecommunications.

How Is Teflon™ Industrial Coating Applied?

The application of Teflon™ industrial coating varies depending on the product and industry. The most common methods include spray coating and electrostatic coating. Spray coating is ideal for large and complex surfaces and electrostatic coating for complex geometries and hard-to-reach areas.

Teflon™ industrial coatings are used by various industries to protect their products. Some of the industries that use Teflon™ industrial coatings include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical processing
  • Semiconductor
  • Food processing
  • Medical

How To Choose the Ideal Coating for Your Needs

Choosing the ideal coating requires a systematic approach. The following steps can help in the selection process:

Step 1: Determine the Surface Preparation Requirements

The surface preparation requirements can influence the type of coating to be used. The surface must be properly cleaned, degreased, and any existing coatings or corrosion removed before applying a new coating.

Step 2: Identify the Substrate Material

The coating must be compatible with the substrate material to ensure optimal performance. Different substrates — such as metals, plastics, and composites — require different coating types.

Step 3: Determine the Environmental Conditions

The expected environmental conditions must be considered when selecting the coating. In particular, the coating must withstand the desired temperature, humidity, UV exposure, and chemical exposure.

Step 4: Define Performance Requirements

Defining the performance requirements of the coating is crucial in selecting the ideal coating. The performance requirements may include abrasion, impact, and chemical resistance.

Step 5: Explore Coating Options

Different coatings offer unique features and benefits, such as chemical resistance, wear and corrosion resistance, and non-stick properties. By considering various coating options and their advantages, you can select the one that best fits your requirements, ensuring optimal performance and durability.

Step 6: Evaluate the Cost

The coating cost must be weighed against the expected lifespan, performance, and maintenance requirements. Therefore, choosing a coating that provides the best value for money while meeting all the necessary needs is essential.

Elevate Your Industrial Coating Experience With Plas-Tech Coatings

Plas-Tech Coatings is a leading provider of high-quality industrial coatings, including our Halar®, Xylan®, and Teflon™ coatings! We understand the importance of meeting industry standards and exceeding customer expectations. Therefore, we prioritize accuracy, reliability, and exceptional customer service in all that we do.

As a customer-centric company, we are committed to providing exceptional service and support throughout the coating process! Contact us today to learn more about our wide range of coating options and how we can help you achieve your coating goals. You may also request a quote here.

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