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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Importance of Phosphating

Phosphating is a process that uses an acid to remove parts of the metal substrate and re-deposit a layer of material that is a combination of the phosphate, metal substrate, and other metals. The new material sticks to the surface of the metal and provides a good coating base.

The surface created firmly adheres to the metal, provides better corrosion inhibition, increases surface area, and ensures that the powder coating will stick. With phosphating, the good coating base extends the working life of the piece.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Intech's July 4th BBQ and Farewell to Ben Murrow

On June 29th, the staff of Intech Services took part of the busy workday to relax and celebrate the Independence of America, as well as to wish Ben Murrow, one of our Teflon™ team staples, good luck and farewell on his next adventure in Paris, France.

Everyone pitched in to create a plentiful feast, with appetizers such as pasta salad, guacamole, caprese salad, and several dips, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, and crabs for the main course. After indulging in all the refreshments, the Intech team burned some calories challenging each other to competitive rounds of cornhole and ladder ball. It was a perfect setting for connecting, camaraderie, and offering our best to Ben.

Ben Murrow has been a team member of Intech Services for about 2 years and will be sorely missed. We wish him the best of luck as an American in Paris and know that he will soak up all of the wonderful, new experiences that await him. Au revoir Ben!

Monday, July 11, 2016

I³ Registration Open for the General Coating Community!

Intech Services, Inc. is excited to announce that our I³ Workshops will be conveniently located in Newark, Delaware this year! From September 27-29, 2016, we will be hosting the event at the Embassy Suites, only a 45-minute drive from the Philadelphia Airport.

This year marks our eighth annual I3 training! We are proud of the positive feedback we have received about the programs. We have continued to make additions to our workshops to improve each offering and add to the experience.

2016 Workshop Offerings:  

Product, Markets, & Sales Strategies

September 27-28, 2016
  • Covers the latest Teflon™ coating product technologies
  • Up-to-date market trends
  • Sales strategies for the coating industry

VirtualPaint® Liquid Spray Training

September 29, 2016
  • Virtual workshop improves attendees' spray techniques, film thickness, & transfer efficiency
  • Virtual technology with immediate feedback to coater 

Visit this web page for more information on I³ 2016. Registration is now open to the general coating community. We urge you to secure your spots early to ensure you are able to attend. Not able to make these dates or the location? I³ can come to your facility with I³ Onsite!

OnlineRegister online here.
Paper Form- Download, print, and fax the form within this catalog to 302-366-8602.
Phone- Call 302-366-8530 to register over the phone.
Please contact Chris Lord at (302)366-8530 x104 with any questions. We hope to see you at this year’s program!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth!

Intech Services would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July! Have a fantastic holiday weekend!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Intech Celebrates Father's Day!

On Tuesday, June 21st, the female employees at Intech Services prepared appetizers, lunch, and desserts as a special treat to celebrate and show appreciation for all the fathers at Intech. Everyone enjoyed healthy foods such as quinoa salad, buffalo chicken wraps, marinated chicken, nachos, and lots of fruits and vegetables.

Intech makes it a point to acknowledge and honor the roles our employees play beyond those during normal work hours. To all the fathers and father figures, we thank you for being role models and setting an excellent example for the future. We hope you had a fantastic Father’s Day!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Our GoApe! Adventure

On June 14th, the Intech Services team went wild with the GoApe! zip lining and treetop adventure at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware. The activity promoted corporate culture and team building and helped the Intech employees bond in a different environment.

While some employees raced up ladders and across obstacles with glee, others bravely conquered their fear and apprehension to finish the course. The teams cheered, encouraged, and playfully ribbed individuals through the bonding experience. Everyone had a great time and workout. Intech employees loved getting the opportunity to prove something to themselves and help others do more than they thought possible. Happy adventuring!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

General Market Segment Interview with Mark Berry

Mark Berry is the segment leader for Teflon™ applications in the General industry. We sat down and spoke with him about applications of Teflon finishes. Read on to find out about current and future uses of Teflon coatings in the general industry.

Q: What are the common problems within the general market segment?
Mark: There are many common issues in the general industry. Some barriers to quality results include corrosion, harsh chemical effects, high manufacturing temperatures, and over-use of petroleum-based products. Coaters and end-users strive to find materials that combat excessive corrosion, are heat and chemical resistant, and provide a dry film, non-grease, permanent solution. Repetitive, over-use of petroleum-based products calls for more manual labor and increased overall maintenance costs. For example, too often, companies repeatedly use a petroleum-based epoxy. After several instances of the chemicals eating through the epoxy, coaters search for something strong and long-lasting.

Q: How do Teflon™ coatings solve these problems?

Teflon™ finishes provide a more permanent solution for many of these challenges instead of repetitive use of low-quality solutions that work for a short time. These varied products and services fill our customers’ industrial needs and help them overcome barriers to success.

When should people use Teflon coatings in the general market segment?
Mark: Customers should use Teflon products when they are looking for a long-term solution. The use of a higher quality material, such as Teflon, yields greater value than a cheaper, short-term solution that will call for repeated application.

Q: What Teflon coating systems work best for general industry applications?
Our “one-coat” products satisfy the many coating needs of our general industry customers. These products utilize hybrid technology and have high level performance and durability characteristics.

Q: Are there new areas that could benefit from the use of Teflon products?
Mark: Much of my work involves exploring new industries and new applications for Teflon, and one of my ongoing tasks is to educate materials scientists and process engineers on the characteristics and benefits of Teflon coatings. Since these scientists and engineers are involved in industries that do not traditionally use Teflon, it is important to help them better understand how Teflon products can truly benefit their processes, save them time, and decrease their overall costs.

Q: What trade shows have you attended within the industry?
Mark: This past year I attended both the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) tradeshow as well as FABTECH, a general industry metal fabrication trade show.I am always looking for and exploring information on trade shows for industries that have not historically used Teflon. There are many trade shows that I would like to attend in the future to further the education and reach of Teflon products.

For further information on Teflon coatings in the general market segment, contact General Market Segment Leader Mark Berry at (302) 366-8530 x 132 or