Halar® ECTFE, PTFE, Xylan®, Rilsan® Nylon, Ryton® (PPS), Epoxy, and more: Advanced Industrial Coatings provides expert applications for hundreds of brand-name and custom abrasion resistant coatings.
The right abrasion resistant coating for a specific application depends on the type of wear that the part is most exposed to. Protection from scratches, impact, erosion, and other types of wear require different properties from an abrasion resistant coating. Some abrasion resistant coatings provide superior macro hardness, some provide superior micro hardness, and still others offer a superior surface finish that can protect against the ype of wear faced. In addition, different abrasion resistant coatings feature unique combinations of additional properties, including non-stick, chemical resistance, heat resistance, autoclavability, and dielectric strength.
Key Abrasion Resistant Coatings Applied at AIC and their Properties
Halar® ECTFE, by Solvay Solexis, sets the standard for wear and abrasion resistance. The surface smoothness of Halar ECTFE is one aspect of the coating that protects from abrasions. But the coating also exhibits superior mechanical properties at a wide range of operating temperatures, making it highly impact resistant and protective for many types of wear. Halar ECTFE offers a number of other desirable properties, such as high purity, chemical and corrosion resistance, machinability, and good dielectric strength.
PPS is, simply put, one of the toughest coating polymers out there. And in contrast to Halar, it can be applied in very thin films, making it a great altrenative to Halar when thickness is an issue. Its extreme wear resistance of makes it a favorite of two industries in which wear is the major issue: automotive engineering, and industrial and commercial cookware. If wear, creep, or abrasions are causing you to need to recoat parts often – using PPS will undoubtedly save you money. Ryton® is the brand name for PPS, and it is produced by Chevron Phillips Chemical.
PTFE-based coatings such as Xylan® by Whitford worldwide, and the DuPont PTFE-based Performance Coatings by Axalta, offer a layer of lubrication that helps prevent abrasion- and impact-related wear. Certain formulations of PFTE-based coatings (Xylan 1014, for example), have higher levels of bonding resin that increase the hardness of the coating, providing extra abrasion and impact resistance. PTFE coatings also offer superior performance in additional properties as well, including non-stick, chemical resistance, and temperature resistance.
Rilsan® Nylon by Arkema (generically referred to as Nylon, Nylon 11, or Nylon 12) is known to have a smooth surface finish that provides a low-friction surface, protecting parts from wear and scratches. It is often considered as a cost-effective alternative to PTFE products when abrasion and wear resistance is a key issue Nylon also offers excellent mechanical toughness even at elevated temperatures. Some nylon formulations are autoclavable, making nylon unique among the abrasion resistant coatings.
AIC applies an enormous number of abrasion-resistant coatings from major and specialty coating manufacturers. In addition, AIC applies own own formulation called Glyde Coat®, a powder / PTFE combination coating that offers excellent abrasion and wear resistance. It is an economical, high-performance powder coating with available exclusively to our customers.