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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I³ Webinar Series: Substrate Preparation

Our second webinar in the  Webinar Series is coming up soon! On June 20th at 2:00PM EST, join Nicole McCall of Intech Services to learn more about substrate preparation! Register here for the thirty-minute, informative webinar at no cost.

A Teflon™ industrial coating is only as good as the prepared surface it is being applied to. Good adhesion can make or break the performance of a properly baked Teflon™ coating.  The life of a coating can be directly related to the steps taken in cleaning and providing a good surface to adhere to. Find out the best substrates, proper surface preparation materials, and processes necessary to maximize adhesion results for Teflon™ coatings in this upcoming webinar!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

No Extra Steps: Application Straight from the Package


Unlike finishes from several other brands, our products are always ready to go. Every product we have can be applied right from the container as packaged. Many other companies’ products need additives or hardeners that have to be bought in addition, cost more, and add unnecessary time to the process.

Chemours’ Teflon™ products are fully ready for use by you, exactly when you need them.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Intech Promotes Wellness with In-House Chair Massages

After this year's fitness challenge, many of the Intech employees were in need of massages to ease sore muscles. Although exercise is great for your body, we often forget to stretch and relax. To further promote healthy lifestyles, the Wellness Team organized in-house chair massages for all employees throughout the day on Wednesday, May 24th! Employees were given 15-minute massages to feel rejuvenated, energized, and to ease the pain of any tense muscles. Thank you to Joy from Serenity Yoga of Middletown, Delaware!

We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I³ Webinar Series: Teflon™ Coatings in the Chemical Processing Industry

Our first webinar in the I³ Webinar Series is coming up soon! On May 23rd at 2:00PM EST, join Chris Dohl of Intech Services to learn more about Teflon™ coatings in the Chemical Processing industry! Register here for the thirty-minute, informative webinar at no cost.

The chemical processing environment can be extremely harsh and corrosive, especially where steam is present. Many coatings help protect base metals but consistently fail at elevated temperatures over 300°F. Teflon™ Ruby Red was formulated to handle these conditions and has been unmatched in performance since its release on the market. During this upcoming webinar, learn more about the negative effects of chemical permeation on standard coatings and how Teflon™ Ruby Red combats these effects.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Giving Back: A Check for the Children

On April 6, 2017, Intech Services hosted our annual fundraiser at Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square. The event raised money for Exceptional Care for Children, or the ECC. Exceptional Care for Children is the first and only pediatric, skilled nursing facility in Delaware. The ECC improves the lives of technology-dependent children and their families through skilled nursing, transitional and palliative care. Funded solely through donations and grants, every dollar helps to positively impact the lives of children.

Our annual fundraiser was a huge success. Thanks to our donated raffle items, live auction items, our corporate sponsors, and the money raised through guest bartending tips and the 50/50 raffle, we managed to raise over $11,000 for the ECC, far exceeding last year’s fundraiser and even our $10,000 goal for this year. It takes a village to make something like this so successful, and we are incredibly grateful to be a part of such a generous “village”.

Today, Shannon McLaughlin and Yolanda Rushdan, who are in charge of fundraising year round at the ECC, stopped by Intech to pick up the proceeds. We snapped a picture with them and the Community Service team, as well as Intech’s president, Mike Patterson.

Everyone on the Community Service team was thrilled to work with these ladies who do so much to positively impact the lives of so many. We hope that the money raised can help make Shannon and Yolanda’s jobs and the lives of the kids they serve just a little bit easier. It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work closely with such a great organization in our community. We are all looking forward to next year’s fundraiser and finding new and even better ways to give back.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lead Time: Much Faster than Competitors


We hear it all of the time. “How did you guys get this shipped to me so quickly?” or “I’m not used to this.” No ifs, ands, or buts; our lead times are great. With fewer steps in the process, Intech’s goal is next day shipment. Our competitors are often consistently a two-week wait. Intech Services and Chemours work closely to forecast customer demand, helping us to stock appropriately to benefit your shipping needs.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Intech Announces our 2017 I³ Webinar Series!

The Intech Information Institute, or I³, was created to provide formal training and instruction on a wide variety of fluoropolymer coating related topics.  

The I³ Webinar Series is intended to increase overall understanding of the Teflon™ coating product line, market dynamics, application, and growth drivers. Participants will gain practical information and valuable insights in an easily accessible, thirty-minute format. There is no cost to register, and we encourage the participation of everyone in your organization involved in the Teflon™ coating segment to join in.


Teflon™ Coatings in the Chemical Processing Industry
May 23rd, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
The chemical processing environment can be extremely harsh and corrosive, especially where steam is present. Many coatings help protect base metals but consistently fail at elevated temperatures over 300°F.  Teflon™ Ruby Red was formulated to handle these conditions and has been unmatched in performance since its release on the market. Learn more about the negative effects of chemical permeation on standard coatings and how Teflon™ Ruby Red combats these effects.

Substrate Preparation
June 20th, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
A Teflon™ industrial coating is only as good as the prepared surface it is being applied to. Good adhesion can make or break the performance of a properly baked Teflon™ coating.  The life of a coating can be directly related to the steps taken in cleaning and providing a good surface to adhere to. Find out the best substrates, proper surface preparation materials, and processes necessary to maximize adhesion results for Teflon™ coatings. 
Industrial Marketing

July 18th, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
A key aspect of growing any business is reaching prospects in your target markets. The Industrial Marketing webinar will give high-level view of critical elements to any industrial marketing plan: strategy, branding, inbound marketing, and outbound marketing. The marketing tools discussed have all proven to be effective for industrial coaters.
Teflon™ Coatings in the Food Processing Industry

August 22, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
There are many manufacturing challenges in the food processing industry from packaging and material handling to food production. Teflon™ coatings offer a wide variety of FDA approved options to meet the many needs in this industry, whether it’s the repeated heat cycling and abuse of a waffle iron or the non-stick requirements for mass-produced hamburger roll trays. Learn about the many applications in this sizable industry and the Teflon ™coatings that are designed to meet the challenges they present.
Application Equipment
September 19th, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
“Do you have Teflon™ paint in a spray can?” is a frequent question asked by consumers. If only applying Teflon™ coating was that easy. Teflon™ coatings come in both liquid and powder formulations, and there are numerous ways to apply Teflon™ industrial coatings, but all Teflon™ coating applications require baking to work properly. If you currently apply Teflon™ industrial coatings or are interested in setting up a coating operation and want to find out the various ways to apply this amazing product, this is the webinar for you.
Coating Cost Estimation
November 28th, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
With over 100 different products in the Teflon™ coating line, pricing a project correctly is essential for maximizing budgets and profits. Teflon™ coatings can be applied in various thicknesses and many have different surface area coverage and application techniques. The part shape and transfer efficiency of the material also play into estimating Teflon™ coating applications. Teflon™ coatings are known for having superior coverage in contrast to the discount copies. Know the real value of Teflon™ coatings with accurate costing calculations.
Teflon™ Coatings in the Molding Industry 
December 12th, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
The molding industry has long relied on manually applied release agents on their rubber or plastic molds during the manufacturing process. The procedure of applying these release agents is time consuming and expensive. Teflon™ coatings offer long-term solutions as a release agent for a variety of the products used in molding. Learn how your company can save money with Teflon™ coated molds. 
Teflon™ Coatings in the Oil and Gas Industry

January 23rd, 2017 2:00 P.M. EST
In the harsh and corrosive outdoor environment of the oil and gas industry, coatings are necessary to help protect fasteners, valves, and pipes from rust, pitting and galling. The hydrophobic and chemically resistant nature of Teflon™ fluoropolymers, coupled with corrosion inhibitors, allows it to provide the salt resistance needed in an ocean environment as well as the protection against caustic chemicals down hole in wells and piping systems. Learn about our superior Teflon™ coatings and their applications in the oil and gas industry.