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PTFE Coatings and Regulatory Pressures

Charlie Fields (Global Business Manager-Medical Device Coatings , Whitford Worldwide)

Location: Tech Theater, Booth 637, Hall E

Date: Wednesday, February 6

Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

Track: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Current REACH regulations and global environmental pressures are influencing the chemistries in PTFE coatings. Medical device companies that utilize these products should be aware of the possible impact upon their current products. Being proactive and prepared is critical. When developing new devices it is important to critically define the engineering requirements of the coating. Regulatory issues need to be part of the equation.