HOUSTON - Fluoropolymer coatings provider Whitford has launched a Quality Approved Coater program in the United States that recognizes a limited number of coating applicators that meet strict criteria set by the coatings provider.

The program was originally tested in the oil industry in Asia, where it met with great success. It consists of a select group of applicators that have proven their capacity to provide coated fasteners that meet a list of strict standards established by Whitford. Its objective is to assure consistently high quality in coated fasteners.

With the program now in the United States, Southwestern Plating of Houston is the first member to qualify for Whitford’s QAC award.

Southwestern Plating is a metal finishing and industrial coatings company that has served manufacturers in diverse industries across North America and around the globe for more than 65 years.