For more information, contact:

Terry Peters
Vice President Technical and Industry Affairs

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  • Date: March 27 - 29, 2018
  • Held At: The Meritage Resort, Napa, California

Join your industry colleagues in beautiful wine country for the Spring 2018 Fluoropolymer Division Conference. As an attendee, you'll experience two days of industry-specific information for material suppliers.

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  • Agenda

    A few agenda highlights include:

    • Jeff Koziatek explores the foundation of decision making, communication, professional legacy and personal development in his keynote presentation.
    • PLASTICS’ Chief Economist, Perc Pineda, Ph.D., presents on the economic environment for Fluoropolymers
    • Karl Palmer from the California Environmental Protection Agency Department of Toxic Substances Control  to discuss the California Safer Consumer Products Alternatives program and provide update on future regulatory actions
    • ACC Senior Director, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Karyn Schmidt discusses the disruptive impact of Prop 65
    • Barbara J. Henry, Ph.D. from W. L. Gore presents “Differentiating Between the Non-Polymeric and Polymeric Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Categories”
    • Michael Easter to discuss potential implications of California regulation of PFOA, including Proposition 65 and the Safer Consumer Products Alternatives program
    • Napa winery tasting tour and golf outing at the Chardonnay Golf Club (optional)

    Find out more and take a look at the current agenda.

  • Optional Wine Tour

    Thursday March 29th, 2018

    Three wineries have been selected to offer something for every palate. Visit three working vineyards in the Napa valley, enjoying tastings at each, tours of the facilities and the opportunity to purchase their products. Transportation is included in the price, places are limited so please book early to guarantee your participation.

    12:15 pm    Depart the Meritage resort.
    12:30 pm    Robert Biale Vineyards. Private tasting outdoors (60 minutes)

    Tastings are personally hosted by friendly and expert staff in a scenic Napa Valley 
    vineyards setting, and treated to a Zinfandel and Petite Sirah tasting like no other. Only at the Biale winery in Napa Valley can you taste such a stunning selection of acclaimed wines from California's heritage wine varieties. 
    1:45  pm    Mattera Cunat Family Vineyards. Private Tour & Tasting (90 minutes)
    Experience an intimate tour of our winery learning about the vineyards history and distinctive winemaking style. During this guided tour of a working winery the guide will highlight how the wines are crafted from vineyard to bottle. You will learn about the terroir of Oak Knoll District, the unique style of the winemakers and the family's personal influence in creating the wines. Wine tasting is presented throughout the tour. 
    3:30 pm    The Hess Collection Winery. Tour & Tasting and with Artisan Cheese Pairing (90 minutes)
    Beginning with a guided tour of The Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine 
    presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits and nuts selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson.

    Return to the Meritage resort.

  • Hotel

    The Meritage Resort and Spa

    875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558

    Reserve by March 5, 2018 to get a discounted room in the PLASTICS hotel block.

  • Registration Fees
      Until 3/5/18 After 3/5/18
    Member $790 $850
    Non-Member $1000 $1100
    Spouse/Guest $200
    FLiP $500
    Golf $150
    Wineries Tour $200