Phosphate coating is a crystalline conversion coating that is formed on a ferrous metal substrate. The phosphating process relies on the basic pickling reaction that occurs on the metal substrate when the process solution comes in contact with ferrous metal. Phosphate is sometimes used as a primer, prior to painting, increasing corrosion protection, and improving friction properties of sliding components. There are coating shops out there that do not phosphate coat prior to painting, ignoring this required process in many coating specifications.
Xylan is a family of fluoropolymer coatings designed for use on various types of components and fasteners. Most Xylan® coatings contain PTFE or other types of lubricants and are applied in thin films.
Accu-Coat provides Whitford Xylan® Coatings.
Whitford, the sole provider of Xylan has implemented another price increase, the second in less than 4 months. The price increase on various Xylan products range from over 50% higher to 75%, depending on the product.
Air dry epoxy coatings are a extremely durable, self-priming and high gloss used in industrial environments including offshore oil and gas. Epoxy coating are 2 or 3 coat system recommended for use where a corrosion and chemically resistant coating is desired. These coatings offer single coat corrosion protection at 4-6 mils thickness, as well as very good abrasion resistance.