Whitford Forms New Medical Coatings Group

Whitford Corporation, a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, is establishing a new medical group dedicated to the use of high-performance fluoropolymer coatings on medical devices.

The medical group will operate out of the company’s Elverson, PA-based facility, which will also undergo an investment in new, dedicated equipment, as well as a separate quality-control laboratory with management and operations personnel.

The company will also seek ISO 13485 quality-system certification for the fluoropolymer coatings, according to Dave Willis, found and president of Whitford Corp.

“As a raw-material supplier for catheter guide-wire manufacturers and coaters, as well as countless biocompatible devices, we understand the benefits of ISO-certification for all global tiers of the medical market. Our dedicated medical-coatings group will enable us to support the use of our coatings in medical applications, and to be a reliable, safe supplier to medical-device manufacturers,” he said.