What is "Blue Bolt Coating"?
You may have heard of "Blue Bolt Coating", its real name is Whitford Xylan® Coating... and it isn't always blue. Many of our customers ask for the "Blue Bolt Coating", but what exactly is Xylan and when should it be used?
Xylan is a blend of fluoropolymers, engineering plastics and selected corrosion inhibitors which, when combined, create these characteristics in fasteners:
- Low friction
- Exceptional adhesion
- Unusual resistance to wear and abrasion
- Excellent corrosion resistance
- Resistance to chipping
- Resistance to the weather, sunlight and salt water
Xylan's versatility is best demonstrated as a coating for stud bolts and nuts, where it provides unparalleled performance in ease of installation, corrosion resistance and ease of removal. It can be used on standard alloy steel nuts and bolts, or can be paired stainless steel fasteners for even more benefits.
Xylan fastener coatings or "Blue Bolt Coatings" are typically specified in oil and waterworks applications. Contact us for more information.