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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

3-Coat Improved Standard Teflon™ System

The 3-coat Improved Standard is the premium Teflon™ coating line reinforced for scratch resistance and durability. The line is for end-uses that require non-stick, high lubricity thermal stability to 500 °F. Decades of innovation and technology have led to this water-based, multi-color system with a unique blend of PTFE, PFA, and FEP fluoropolymer chemistry. The primer utilizes On-Smooth technology for easy adhesion to smooth surfaces when needed. When your application requires ultimate release and superior durability, 3-coat Improved Standard should be your choice of the Teflon™ products.

The 3-coat Improved Standard is a blend of Teflon™ fluoropolymers with great features and performance benefits that create superior durability and premium properties. The easy, single cure application and reinforced primer and mid-layer make this product superior in durability. This high-performing system comes in blue, black, and dark pewter.

For more information on the 3-Coat Improved Standard coating, visit our information sheet here.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Intech Services, Inc. at (302) 366-8530. We would love to assist you in your purchasing and answer any questions you may have.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Available Cleaner Technologies

Cleaners come in both powder and liquid forms. There are different types of each form, including the following:

  • Acid cleaners are best for metallic or inorganic soils
  • Alkaline cleaners are often used for organic soils
  • Soils on substrates that react with strong acids or alkalis are usually removed by neutral cleaners

When high levels of oil build inside of the substrate, oil-splitting cleaners will be best. In order to decide which cleaner is best for you, contact a pretreatment supplier.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Intech Promotes Wellness with In-House Chair Massages

After our April Fitness challenge, many of the Intech employees were in need of massages to ease their 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 11th. Each employee was given a 10-minute massage to feel rejuvenated, energized, and to ease the pain of any tense muscles. This short massage was the perfect fix to our hard working employees’ tense shoulders and backs. 

Massages were provided by Pure Wellness, a chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage business on Stanton Christiana Road in Newark, Delaware, and Angela from Healing Hands Massage, a massage therapy business out of West Chester, Berwyn, Downingtown, and Media.

We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2-Coat Reinforced Premium Coating

Looking for non-stick capability? Abrasion and scratch resistance? The 2-Coat Reinforced is the premium Teflon™ coating line for end-uses that require non-stick capability, abrasion or scratch resistance, thermal stability to 500°F, and durability in a thin film coating. Decades of innovation and technology have led to this water-based system with a unique blend of PTFE, PFA, and FEP fluoropolymer chemistry. The primer utilizes On-Smooth technology for easy adhesion to smooth surfaces when needed. If your application requires ultimate release and superior durability at a great value, 2-Coat Reinforced should be your choice of Teflon™.

With great features and performance benefits, a blend of Teflon fluoropolymers that together create superior durability and premium properties, this product peaks above the rest in resilience and reliability. Additionally, with the coating’s fairly simple application and shining black hue, your choice of coating is made easy.

For more information on this 2-Coat Reinforced coating, visit our information sheet. Please direct any questions or concerns to Intech Services, Inc. at (302) 366-8530. We would love to assist you in your purchasing and answer any questions you may have.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Exciting Results of the Fitness Challenge!

The Intech Team is excited to award our top three winners of the Wellness Team’s April Fitness Challenge. Kenny Barnes swept first place, exercising 25 times for at least 30 minutes throughout the month. Monica Trout and April Monigle ended with a tie not far off from Kenny, exercising 21 times. The Intech employees stayed competitive, motivated one another, and each did their part in promoting healthy habits during the four-week fitness challenge.

In the beginning of April, each participant contributed ten dollars to the pool, so we were able to award our winners with cash prizes. Not only did they win this prize, but also the prize of feeling great as a result the boost in exercise. New healthy habits were formed, and prior good habits were reinforced.

Those who had at least 12 stars by the end of the month won their money back, those who were able to score 16 stars doubled their money, and those with more than 20 stars tripled their contributed cash! Congratulations to those who won, and to those who increased their fitness routines on the path to happier, healthier lifestyles.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Interview with Nicole McCall, Molding Market Segment Leader

Nicole McCall is the segment leader for Teflon™ applications in the Molding industry. We sat down and picked her brain about applications of Teflon finishes in the molding world. Read on to find out about current and future uses of Teflon coatings as a mold release agent.

: What problems are prevalent in the molding industry?
Many manufacturers rely on temporary mold release agents on their molds. While this may seem adequate, these temporary mold release agents simply do not provide consistent, long-term performanceCoating with Teflon provides a long lasting and more reliable solution for mold release.

What are the benefits of using Teflon coatings
Nicole: In working with manufacturers, we have been able to document many areas where Teflon coating has had a positive impact on their business. Some of these areas include improved product qua
lity and consistency, enhanced process efficiency, reduced cost of release agents and mold cleaning, fewer defects and scrap rates, as well as a decrease in demand for manpower. The benefits also include a safer work environment and reduced wastewater.

What Teflon co
ating system(s) work best for applications in the molding industry?
Nicole: Generally speaking, FEP is the top fluoropolymer coating for this industry.  However, depending on the specific process and materials being molded, PFA and PTFE may also be ideal candidates. My job is to find the system that works best for the specific end user environment.

Are there
new technologies in development for the molding industry?
Intech and the Chemours R&D team are actively working on new coating technologies that will provide even better durability and release. We are also working on new products for areas where our coatings have not been utilized in the past. It is exciting to see the growing interest in this market segment. I receive daily inquiries for new molding applications.

Q: What associations or trade shows within the industry are you involved in?
I am highly involved in the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). I will be attending ANTEC™ Indianapolis 2016, an SPE event. It is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. I am looking forward to using this experience to find additional ways to serve the mold industry with Teflon coatings.

For further information on Teflon coatings in the molding industry, contact Intech Services Inc. at (302)366-8530, and ask for Nicole McCall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Arrival of New 958G-313 Dry Lubrication Coating

Intech Services, Inc. is proud to announce the arrival of 958G-313 abrasion resistant, black, PTFE dry lubrication coatings. This product is closely related to 958G-303, which has been an industry standard for dry lubrication applications for decades.

958G-313, 0.6-0.8 mils dry film thickness (dft), provides another option for end-users and engineers who need more durability in a thin film coating. The addition of this coating to the list of quality Teflon™ finishes provides coaters and specifiers with four dry lubrication product choices to suit their performance coating needs!

958G-303 is still recommended for dry lubrication in a thin film; however, if added durability is required, we now have both thick and thin film options to choose from:

  • 958G-406 (4 mils dft) abrasion resistant, black
  • 958G-414 (4 mils max dft) extra abrasion resistant, dark green
  • 958G-313 (0.6-0.8 mils dft) abrasion resistant, black

All of these products are in stock at Intech Services with no required minimum order quantity to purchase.