Coating Services for Chemical Processing

Advanced Industrial Coatings provides coating application services for chemical processing companies and their suppliers, both across the US and in countries such as Norway, Brazil, and Mexico.

We provide expert applications of brand-name chemical resistant coatings by Axalta (formerly DuPont), Whitford Worldwide, Solvay Solexis, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and more.

Our most typical applications of chemical resistant coatings for chemical processing parts include:

  • Pipes and valves for chemical and wastewater processing facilities
  • Pipes, valves and robotic parts for subsea / offshore drilling (where both chemical resistance and saltwater resistance are an issue)
  • Exhaust systems for chemical processing facilities and semiconductor manufacturers

AIC offers an environmentally climate controlled area for scientific applications. Originally designed for our medical device manufacturers, AIC’s control room is now utilized by a variety of companies with strict quality needs.


What chemical resistant coatings do you apply for chemical processing companies?

  • Halar ECTFE® and Tefzel® (ETFE). Both of these coatings are top picks for chemical resistance applications because they combine excellent chemical resistance with mechanical toughness, abrasion resistance and durability. While Halar ECTFE is the best known and most relied-upon of the two, Tefzel is also a well-rounded coating that can provide excellent protection while saving some cost.
  • Phenolic PTFE products, including epoxy-based phenolics. These coatings can provide an excellent blend of properties while offering good resistance to acids; however we don’t recommend these coatings for resistance to strong solvents or strong alkalis.
  • Xylan® and other PTFE coatings. If a thin-film chemical resistant coating is required, Xylan, DuPont coatings and other PTFE products provide excellent stability under chemical exposure. However, it’s important to work with a sophisticated applicator who can offer guidance about application techniques and possible layering of multiple coatings. While these coatings provide good chemical resistance, they can also be porous, meaning that the coating itself will resist the chemical, but the chemical may be allowed to seep through to the underlying substrate if the coating is applied as an extremely thin film. AIC provides Xylan coating applications for the full range of Xylan products, including Xylan XLR, Xylan 1010, Xylan 1014, Xylan 1070, Xylan 1052, Xylan 1424, Xylan 1427, Xylan 1425, and more.
  • Ryton (PPS). Ryton is a frequent choice for companies who want the properties of Halar but need a thinner coating application. It provides strong resistance to acids and alkalis, but may not be the right choice if you need a coating that will stand up to extreme solvents.
  • PFA and FEP. These coatings – either alone or layered in with other thin-film coatings – can be great choices for chemical resistance. They are very well balanced, less porous than PTFE, and can resist higher temperatures. PFA and FEP are frequently selected by companies that have an intense focus on high performance.

Are you ISO certified?
Yes. AIC prides itself on achieving quality outcomes through standardized continuous improvement procedures. The certifications we have obtained and renew regularly include:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • RoHS Certification
  • Copy Exact
  • Whitford Approved Quality Coater
  • DuPont Certified StarCoater℠

Audits are conducted annually by internal management and by certified third party agencies to ensure ongoing compliance. We can send you a copy of our certifications for your records upon request.