ELVERSON, PA - Whitford Corp., a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, has established a new medical coatings group dedicated to supporting the use of its coatings on medical devices. Whitford’s medical coatings group is now in development and will be based at the company headquarters in Elverson, PA. The operation will occupy a newly constructed facility that is expected to be fully operational by third quarter of 2015.

In order to serve all global tiers of the medical supply chain, Whitford will implement an ISO 13485-compliant quality system, validate all levels of manufacturing, and enhance quality control testing to ensure product quality and performance. “ISO 13485 outlines the standard quality management system in the medical device supply chain,” explained Greg Lundell, Industry Manager of Medical Coatings, Whitford Corp. “Complying with this international standard will allow us to meet global regulatory requirements.”

Investment in the new facility includes dedicated equipment, and a new quality control laboratory with additional management and operations personnel.