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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Freeze Protect Season Is Here

November 1, 2011 marks the beginning of our Freeze Protect season and runs through March 31, 2012. Intech Services, Inc. takes great care, through additional packaging and by services offered by our common carriers, to protect our customer’s shipments from freezing. The water-based product lines affected by our Freeze policy are (by prefix): 699N, 850N, 851N, 852N, 855N, 856N, 857N, 857G, 858N, and 953. Our solvent based and powder products do not need to be freeze protected.

Freeze protected Freight shipments in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, and Canadian regions will ship Monday – Friday. For the remainder of the United States, Freeze protected Freight will ship Monday and Tuesday only. Freeze Protected Ground shipments will ship on Monday and Tuesday. Overnight service is available if receipt of the material is critical.

It is important that, upon receipt of a freeze protected shipment, that the instructions attached to your Bill of Lading and on the container are followed. Intech Services, Inc must be notified of claims within 4 days of the receipt of the shipment. Intech Services will replace any freeze damaged product, except where a customer waives the Freeze Protect Service or fails to notify Intech of the freeze damage within the required timeframe.

Please review the Freeze Protect policy at www.intechservices.com.

Due to price increases for services and packaging materials, our Freeze Protect Fee will increase to $29.00 from $25.00. For Freight Shipments, this is a per pallet charge, for Ground shipments this is a per container charge.

Please share this information with anyone in your shipping, receiving, procurement, or any other divisions that need to be aware of this policy. If you need any additional clarification, please contact us at (302) 366-8530 or review our Freeze Policy at www.intechservices.com.

We appreciate your attention to this matter and, as always, thank you for your business.

Best Regards,

The Intech Team

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

THICKNESS GAUGES - A MUST FOR THE COATING BUSINESS

As competitive pressures continue to mount, the companies that are thriving today are the companies that are focused on quality and the bottom line. Implementing thickness gauges into your coating process allows you to do both.

Differentiation - Imagine being able to send your customer a report specific to their part with thickness measurements attached. Package up your customer’s product, enclosing with the part a certification of your work. This focus on quality gives you an edge over companies trying to steal your business on price alone, adding value to your service.

Military and Aerospace work requirement – Many jobs in these market segments require verification of the work that you are performing. Fischer thickness gauges are certified by the ASTM standard test methodology allowing you to compete in specification sensitive markets.

Save Money – Implementing thickness measurement into your everyday process will save you material costs. By having your coating operators measure their work you can eliminate excess material costs. Monitoring coating thickness will drive your coaters to better control thickness. If you purchase $10,000 in coatings a year and improve your thickness control by .5 mils you could save $2,552 a year.

Why purchase a thickness gauge from Intech Services - There is an abundance of coating thickness gauges on the market today, developed for a wide variety of industries. Intech evaluated many manufacturers and their thickness gauge solutions until we happened upon Fischer Technologies as a result of a referral from one of our customers who said, “We buy Fischer Products, because they know, understand and have experience working in the Teflon® application environment. They know what we do and they know exactly what equipment we need to make sure we apply Teflon® coatings consistently, as specified.” There’s no guess work here.

Visit Intech's CoaterONE marketplace for our full catalog:

Part #DescriptionPrice
604-554Fischer Dualscope MP0$775.00
604-555Fischer Dualscope MP0R$995.00
604-558Fischer Isoscope MP0R$895.00
604-532Fischer Permascope MP0$625.00
604-533Fischer Permascope MP0R$845.00
604-301Fischer Deltascope FMP10$795.00
604-298Fischer Isoscope FMP10$795.00
604-285Fischer Dualscope FMP20$875.00