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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Intech's office will be closed on Friday July 3rd.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Be Intech: Be Unified

Over the last 20 years, Intech Services has rapidly expanded, evolving from just a coating supplier to a sales, marketing, and operations company focused on the industrial manufacturing segment. Intech started with an open and creative business environment, and we still stay true to those principles as we grow. We want to convey our values to our customers through Be Intech, a campaign that will allow our original values to shine through and continue to shape our corporate culture and customer interactions. 

Be Unified.
Intech has unified some of the best vendors in the industry to make your purchasing experience easier. You no longer have to worry about the hassle of managing several suppliers because Intech has brought the best together and handles the relationships for you. The CoaterONE e-marketplace makes it easier to purchase the coating supplies and equipment you may need in one simple transaction. Intech now offers DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, TCI TruPak powder coatings, Precision Quincy standard laboratory ovens, Mighty Hook racking solutions, and many more coating supplies from multiple vendors, all on one website. Just sit back, relax, and let Intech do the work.

Monday, June 29, 2015

I3 Coming to Chicago in October

We are excited to announce that our I³ Workshops are coming back to Chicago from October 6-8, 2015. We will be hosting the event at the DoubleTree Hotel. These two intensive workshops will enrich your knowledge of fluoropolymers and the coating industry, as well as teach you how to properly apply fluoropolymer coatings.

This is our seventh year of offering the training workshops, and we are proud of the positive reactions to the programs. We continue to make additions to our workshops to improve them each year.

Workshop Offerings in Chicago, IL:
  • Product, Markets, & Sales Strategies for DuPont Fluoropolymer Coatings: October 6-7, 2015
    • This 1½ day workshop is our benchmark workshop and is a highly valued resource for coating companies. The workshop will cover the latest Teflon® coating product technologies, market trends, and sales strategies for the coating industry. See more... 

  • VirtualPaint® Technology for DuPont Fluoropolymer Liquid Coatings: October 8, 2015
    • Intech Services, in conjunction with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, is pleased to present the VirtualPaint® Training Program for DuPont Liquid Fluoropolymer Coatings. This virtual spray training workshop is designed to improve attendees' spray techniques, including film thickness and transfer efficiency.  The virtual technology gives immediate feedback to the coater about his application technique. See more...

Sign up before August 31st for the Early Registration discount!

Can't do these dates or location?  We have an option to have I³ come to your facility!  Click here for more details on I³ Onsite.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Series on Coating Selection #1: Understanding the Project

This summer Intech Services will provide a series of blogs dedicated to the Teflon® coating selection process. In order to select the right product for your coating job, there are three important areas that need to be understood:
  • Understanding the Project
  • Understanding the Part
  • Understanding the End-Use Environment

Within each of these areas are vital questions that need to be answered to ensure the most effective coating for the job at hand.

The first in the summer series will focus on Understanding the Project.

Understanding The Project:
  • What is the reason for coating?
    • See Figure 1 below
  • What has been tried in the past?
    • What type of coating was used previously - other fluoropolymer coatings or non-fluoropolymer coatings?
    • What were the previous modes of failure - poor coating selection or the process itself?
    • Was the coating specified or is it open to change?
    • How long did the coating last?
  • What is the value of the coating?
    • What is the value of the coating relative to the cost?
    • Is there enough value to justify the cost for the end user?
    • If so, how much value is added with the coating?
    • Examples of value:
      • Cost savings
      • Efficiency
      • Less waste
      • Less rework

For additional resources on the coating selection process please contact us directly at 302-366-8530, refer to the Compass Corrosion Guide, or refer to our Comparative Property Chart. 

Intech Services is dedicated to providing customers with the most accurate information for specific Teflon® coating needs.  By assessing the particular requirements, constraints and applications, our technical staff can help guide coaters in the right direction, solve coating problems and improve operational efficiency of the production line. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Men’s Health Week at Intech: June 15-19 2015

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day

The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with hundreds of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

The Wellness Team at Intech organized some activities during Men’s Health Week to promote an awareness of living a healthy life.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Precision Quincy Ovens’ New Brochure: Controllers and Programmers Highlights

We are very excited about the creation of Precision Quincy’s new Industrial Ovens Options Brochure.

Intech Services represents Precision Quincy Ovens, an industry-leading manufacturer of many types of industrial ovens. For over 60 years, Precision Quincy Ovens have been used in industry across the globe.

For the past few months, Intech and Precision Quincy have been working hard to create a new client brochure.  The Precision Quincy Options Brochure is the perfect guide to selecting the right oven options for your process application.

Controllers and Programmers

Controllers are designed to make oven operation simple and flexible.  All Precision Quincy Ovens come with a digital set point controller, but if your process includes multiple steps and temperatures, we offer controllers with increased functionality to meet your application needs. 

Don’t see what you need in the brochure?  Just ask us!
Click here to download the Precision Quincy Options Brochure

For new oven inquires, contact
For parts and service, contact

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers: Medical Devices

The medical devices and equipment industry consists of roughly 12,000 companies with a combined annual revenue of $78 billion. The majority of the industry is represented by the makers of surgical and medical instruments, syringes, catheters, and hypodermic needles. The industry is concentrated to the extent that the 50 largest companies (e.g., Johnson and Johnson, Boston Scientific, Baxter, Medtronic, etc.) hold a 60% market share. Manufacturing activity is concentrated in the Northeast.

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Chemical resistance
  • Release
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Regulatory compliance (FDA)

Typical Applications:
  • Medical waste trays
  • Surgical handles
  • Forming mandrels
  • Pill molds
  • Gel cap molds
  • Centrifuge baskets
  • Lab equipment
  • Dental molds

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center