Author Archives: Fran

Great Advice On How To Clean Ceramic Coated Cookware

With the growing interest in sol-gel “ceramic” coated cookware, with each new project, there are more new questions. A recent one about the best ways to clean a ceramic coated pan, led to a colleague doing some special testing, which … Continue reading

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PKN On The Go – Now Made Easier!

Now, when you go to the PKN website on any mobile device there is a new mobile splash page with an enhanced new search feature. Type in any term, and it will find all related terms found on the website. … Continue reading

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NEW TOPIC on PKN: Common Use and Care

Whether you are developing or buying products with nonstick coatings, or an end consumer, knowing what the right use and care is of your coated product can help it last a lot longer. Check out the new section on PKN … Continue reading

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NEW TOPIC on PKN: Reinforced vs. Unreinforced Coatings

There is always more to learn. So we have added a new topic to the website explaining the differences between reinforced and unreinforced coatings. One of the key advancements in nonstick coatings over the last several decades, has been that … Continue reading

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PFOA Update 2013

With 2015 around the corner, my team and I at Whitford, worked on an update about PFOA, PTFE and the 2010/2015 Stewardship Program from the EPA. Whether you are working with nonstick coatings, or an end-user, this is important, and … Continue reading

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Pantone Fashion + Home Adds New Colors

Pantone Fashion + Home added 175 new colors! New cherry reds and cabernets, solar power yellows, pure chocolate browns, and climbing ivy greens are part of the expansion. For orange, due to the growing prominence of this color, an expanded … Continue reading

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The Product Knowledge Group on LinkedIn

A lot of new happenings with PKN. I just love working on this site. Product Knowledge has been so important in every step of my career, and being able to have this venue to share information is just great. Check … Continue reading

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American Express “Pause and Purchase” Consumer Spending Reports

I recently read several interesting reports from research commissioned by American Express®. The reports discuss a significant trend in consumer spending: “Pause and Purchase”. The study was conducted in seven countries and the end result was the confirmation that consumers … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Actually, nowadays, it’s actually really easy to be green — for “environmental” marketing purposes that is. Just make sure your product includes some component that includes words like, “recycled”, “natural resources”, or some other tree-hugger term — and then you … Continue reading

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Ceramic Coatings: Weigh In

If you know me, then you know I was going to go right for the good stuff to get this blog started. For all these posts, I am writing as an industry person — not based on my role at … Continue reading

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