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Status of Whitford PTFE –

Advisory Notice AN-19-005

 

December 9, 2019 –

Whitford Corporation, a supplier of PTFE will be discontinuing ubiquitous formulations that will impact medical device components and products.  Wytech is aware of the situation related to the Whitford supply of these formulations of PTFE. We are in contact with our PTFE suppliers to identify which coatings used on Wytech manufactured products will be impacted by the proposed changes. Whitford’s supplier will cut off all availability of the PTFE by July 4, 2020.

It is Wytech’s understanding that Whitford will procure a 3-year supply of the PTFE raw material.  They are committed to working with customers to continue to supply the materials and assist in finding alternative formulations during the transition period.  In the coming weeks, we will update this message as new information becomes available.