A Sticky Situation? Whitford Helps Clear Up the Misinformation

A Sticky Situation?
Whitford Helps Clear Up the
Misinformation about Nonstick Coatings
Tuesday, March 10 9:30—10:20 a.m.
Innovation Theater, Lakeside Center, Room E350
IHA Show, McCormick Place, Chicago
Inspiring Innovation:
An Interview with Mike Haley and Tom Hmiel,
Whitford Corporation
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Learn how to develop and launch the right products
for the right customer—with the right methods! Be
sure to attend some of the free executive-level educational sessions at the Innovation Theater. These
programs will give you a fresh perspective as you
walk the Show and will inspire, inform and improve
your business.
The four days of the 2015 International Home +
Housewares Show will be packed with events and
educational sessions. To help you plan your valuable time at the Show, we preview the 21 presentations that will take place in the Innovation Theater
in the Lakeside Center. Don’t miss the chance to
meet the speakers in person and the opportunity to
ask questions relevant to your work. All programs
are audio-recorded and will be available on
www.housewares.org after the Show.
Monday we will talk with Whitford’s Tom Hmiel
global regulatory manager, and Mike Haley, business manager, Industrial Release Coatings. Whitford
Corporation, founded in 1969 in West Chester, PA,
makes the largest and most complete line of fluoropolymer coatings in the world.
Tom Hmiel, global
regulatory manager
Whitford offers
fluoropolymer and
sol-gel “ceramic”
coatings for countless applications,
including food
contact, high-temperature housewares
products such as
cookware, bakeware, and small
electrics, as well as
decorative , industrial, aerospace,
automotive, and
chemical processing
Mike and Tom will
explain the difference between PTFE
and PFOA and the
myths associated
with these names.
They will offer an
overview of the
Mike Haley,
2015 PFOA Update
business manager,
Industrial Release Coatings
and PFOA Stewardship Program well
as an explanation
of what these developments mean and why they
are important for companies in the housewares
industry. “Ceramics” continue to be a hot topic
in the industry, and they will discuss how sol-gel
“ceramic” technology differs from traditional
PTFE. Mike and Tom will also outline the importance of government regulations and compliancy requirements.