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Monday, December 22, 2014

Properties of Teflon: Low Coefficient of Friction

DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings are highly durable and long lasting performance coatings that have a distinct application process and qualities that offer solutions in a variety of industrial markets.   This series of blogs will highlight one of these inherent properties of Teflon®  coatings and how these properties can solve a variety of problems. 


Low Coefficient of Friction: Friction is a force created when two objects rub together that hinders the motion. The coefficient of friction is generally in the range of 0.05 to 0.20, depending on the load, sliding speed, and type of Teflon® coating used. Lubricity is very important in any application that has moving parts touching each other and reapplying oil or grease is not easy. For example, in the automotive and aerospace industries, springs, clamps, and clips are coated with Teflon® coatings to avoid wearing down the part and to reduce squeaking. PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction.

To see all properties of DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings, click here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recipe of the Month: Carmelitas


Tony Abato, our VP of Sales here at Intech Services, and an amazing Italian chef, will be sharing one of his delicious recipes every month. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on what Tony's cooking

This month, however, we are featuring a recipe from Kate Morgner, our Corporate Marketing Leader. 

Carmelitas


Ingredients:
32 caramel squares, unwrapped
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation: 
Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. The caramel is extremely sticky, so make sure to use a Teflon® coated pan! Stir until completely smooth; set aside. 

In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8×8″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 

Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

*A stint in the fridge will help them cool off if you’re pinched for time. They shouldn’t be served cold, but all of that molten caramel takes a long time to cool down. They should be stored and served at room temperature.

**If you want to use homemade or store-bought caramel sauce in place of the caramel/cream mixture, use 1 1/4 cups of caramel sauce, and omit the caramel squares and heavy cream.


Keep checking the blog to see Tony's Recipe of the Month.  Did you try this recipe?  Let us know what you thought of it or if you have questions for the chef, post them below!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Welcome Baby Abigail!


After much anticipation, Abigail Leigh Murrow has arrived.  Account manager, Ben Murrow's wife gave birth to her second child on Friday November 21, 2014 6:47 A.M. Abigail weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces.  Ben, his wife Sarah, and big sister Elizabeth couldn't be happier with the new addition to their family.

Congratulations to the Murrow Family!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Intech Services Year End Report 2014

Intech's Year End Report is to present a comprehensive snapshot of our second half of 2014.  At Intech, we work hard to stay on the forefront of our industry by working with DuPont to bring you the best coatings and information in the industrial coating industry.  We also work with our CoaterONE vendors to bring the best products in the market for your industrial supply and equipment needs.

Highlights of the Second Half

DuPont Announcement:
In October 2013, DuPont announced plans to spin off two of its businesses, DuPont Titanium Technologies and DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, into a single new company. We anticipate the official "spin date" to be mid-2015. A great deal of work has already started so the transition is seamless for our suppliers, customers, and partners. We will continue to keep you informed as more information becomes available.


Intech Information Institute in Redondo Beach, CA:
We had a wonderful workshop in beautiful Redondo Beach, California the first week of October.  Intech gathered together with customers from 10 different companies. The new and existing management team from DuPont was there to meet customers and talk about the future of the company and the fluoropolymer business.  The workshops included:  DuPont’s complete fluoropolymer industrial coatings line, uses and applications in industries, coating selection, application and troubleshooting, virtual liquid spray training, and sales & marketing tactics and strategies to use in the industry.
If you were not able to attend this year, make sure you mark your calendars for Fall 2015 in a different location.  We will let you know as soon as we have a date and location.

Trade Shows:
We successfully displayed at 3 trade shows, Fabtech, Corrosion 2104, and Powder Coating Show 2014. Attending such trade shows help to raise the awareness of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and Intech Services, capture leads from new buyers and prospects, and create and/or strengthen our industry relationships and partnerships.


Technical and Property Blog Series:
This past year we developed a series of 
technical blogs to help assist and educate the industrial coaters we work with. Every day at Intech we receive requests for technical help with  DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings. The blogs provided scenarios of technical issues a coater may experience. Once a month, we posted a frequently asked question on our blog followed by an answer from our technical staff. Along with technical advice, we highlighted the properties of DuPont™ Teflon® coatings.  DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings are highly durable and long lasting performance coatings that have a distinct application process and qualities that offer solutions in a variety of industrial markets. This series of property blogs  featured one of these inherent properties of DuPont™ Teflon® coatings and how each property can solve a variety of problems.

Pioneer Series:
Recently we established a new interview series spotlighting DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coaters. Through a series of interview questions, we will highlight the long-standing careers of devoted DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coaters and their accomplishments in the field. With the pioneers' vision and ingenuity, DuPont™ Teflon® coating continues to be regarded as the elite fluoropolymer of choice. We plan to feature 3 to 4 companies per year. Our 
first pioneer interview was Bruce Nesbitt of Orion Industries.

New DuPont™ Teflon® Industrial Coating Marketing Literature:
Intech is partnering with DuPont to create sell sheets for all DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings. The new marketing pieces completed so far include 
DuPont™ Teflon® Primers for Fluoropolymer Coatings. You can download the available marketing pieces  here

MSDS Updates:
As a result of a formatting change, there have been a significant number of MSDS updates.  The following products have had updated MSDS or Fact Sheet information in 2014. As new updates continue to become available, we will be sure to pass the changes on to you. If you utilize these products, you can download MSDS and Fact Sheets when you sign into your account on our website.

Company Milestones

Births:
Two employees celebrated the birth of a new child. Nicole McCall welcomed a new baby girl, Chayse Ann McCall, in August. Ben Murrow welcomed a baby girl, Abigal Leigh Murrow, in November.

Anniversaries:
Nicole McCall celebrated five years with the company in August. Chris Lord celebrated five years with the company in October.

Congratulations Nicole, Ben, and Chris.

Volunteer Day 2014:
The first volunteer day at Intech Services took place this year. We had 2 groups from Intech Services sorting donated food and packing boxes for the Sunday Breakfast Mission Thanksgiving event. They gave out over 1200 Thanksgiving food boxes to needy families in the community. We had a lot of fun working together to serve the surrounding community in Delaware. We are working hard to be intentional about giving back to our community. As a result, we have chosen a few local charities to support more consistently as a company, one of those being the Sunday Breakfast Mission..

Holiday Adopt-A-Family:
Intech Services has developed a community reinvestment team which is tasked with how our company can give back to the community. Over the holidays, Intech adopted two families in the community for the holidays. We were able to provide gifts, a holiday dinner, and some additional groceries. We split up into teams to shop for gifts and food for the whole family. We had a wrapping party after work to wrap all the presents. It is an important Intech value to give back to the community while working together to build our team internally.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Year End 2014 Shipping Schedule


As the year is coming to a close, please keep these dates in mind as it relates to shipments of DuPont fluoropolymer coatings.

Intech Services will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Monday, January 5, 2015:
  • Monday, December 22, 2014 – Last day for GROUND shipment of freezable products (with some exceptions on December 29)
  • Tuesday, December 23, 2013 at noon– Last day for AIR shipments
  • Monday, December 29, 2013 – Emergency ship day
  • Monday, January 5, 2015 – Intech reopens
Please plan accordingly with ordering freezable products and products that your shop will need around the holidays.  If you are an East Coast or Canadian customers, we are able to ship A. Duie Pyle ground via heated trucks any day of the week.

Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Teflon Technical FAQ: Sagging


Every day at Intech we receive requests for technical help with DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings.  If you have a technical question, please feel free to call and speak to one of our technical sales representatives.  Once a month, we post a frequently asked question here on our blog. 

Question: My part has a sagging look or drip marks. Why does it appear this way?

Answer: This is due to heavy application that fails to adhere uniformly. Apply less coats and check the maximum film thickness on the data sheet.

If you need more help, call us at 302-366-8530.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Intech’s TruPak Progam Highlighted in Manufacturing News’ Sept. Issue

We are excited to share some buzz on our new TruPak Program.  Although this is a fairly new program for us, it has been very well received and was recently highlighted in the product release section of Manufacturing News’ September issue.   With the development of TruPak, coaters are able to purchase 1,3,5, and 10 pound boxes of more than 300 of TCI’s most popular powder coatings.  The TruPak program is ideal for short prototype runs or if your project only requires a small amount of powder. 


For more information download the TruPak product flyer (PDF).


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