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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Powder Coating Transfer Efficiency

Powder coating transfer efficiency is one of the most important aspects of a powder coating process.  It is defined as the amount of powder that is adhered to the part versus the amount of powder that is sprayed.  Higher transfer efficiency makes it easier to achieve thicker coatings, have better coverage, generate less waste or reduce recycle volumes, and increase through put.

Which processing and equipment parameters affect transfer efficiency?  All of them.   The most important may be grounding.  There must be a very good earth ground to the part.  There must be clean metal to metal connections between the part and all hooks, racks, carts, and the ground wire.  Ideally the ground will be an eight foot long grounding rod driven into the ground with a heavy gauge wire leading to the process area.   If it is a batch operation or a large part, connect a ground wire right to the part or to the holding fixture.  The most common problems with grounding are overspray build up on hooks or fixtures that interfere with the grounding pathway or not grounding to a good ground point.  Having a cart or fixture sitting on concrete is not a grounded system, nor is clipping a ground wire to a painted building beam.  Grounding to the powder coating control unit’s ground lug is usually not sufficient either.

The next most important component of transfer efficiency is the electrostatic setting on the powder coating control unit. The electrostatic settings on the coating gun need to be lower than what is typically used for epoxies and polyesters, in the range of 25 – 35kV or 20 - 30µA.     The high charges that are used for epoxy powder coatings will make fluoropolymer powders overcharge and get repelled from the part.  Overcharging will also prevent powder from coating into recesses and corners.  Automatic current control settings may be found that work in a particular application, but many times a manual voltage setting will work the best.
Other coating properties that will affect transfer efficiency are air and powder flow, powder gun nozzle type, shape of the part, particle size distribution, powder polymer type, humidity, booth airflow, and operator technique.

Article written by Craig Hennessey, Research Investigator with DuPont in the Teflon finishes division.  Craig started at DuPont in February 2000 and has a degree in Chemical Engineering.  As Research Investigator, he formulates DuPont fluoropolymer powder coatings and provides technical service for customers using DuPont coatings.  Craig is experienced in industrial application of fluoropolymer coatings, especially in powder coating of large chemical processing equipment.

This is the first of many articles for the Intech Insider written by a DuPont employee.  Intech and DuPont work closely together to bring you the best fluoropolymers on the market.  We also want to provide cutting edge information and a broad expertise in the coating business.  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 7/29/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
10% off Powder-Free Blue Nitrile Gloves. 

**This deal is only for today
For our coupon loving customers, Mary is busy marking down prices on your favorite items. Every Monday, Mary will markdown something she knows you use in your shop. The nice thing about Mary's markdown is it’s instant. No code to remember. Markdown Pricing is already shown. No codes, no coupons, no problem.

Check our website every Monday to see what’s discounted. Then get out of your chair, check your inventory and make a purchase because these deals only last one day, Monday.

Come back every Monday to see what Mary’s Monday Markdowns will be.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Intech Service's Mid Year Report 2013


Intech's Mid-Year Report is to present a comprehensive snapshot of our first half of 2013. 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 coating industry.  We also work with our CoaterONE vendors to bring the best products in the market for your industrial supply and equipment needs.
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Highlights of the First Half:
  • DuPont continues to expand the product line with new competitive products like the new ETFE coatings that spray thicker quicker.
  • We have launched the new DuPont™ Teflon® coatings Panel Program.
  • Intech became the sole sales representation for Precision Quincy Ovens.
  • Intech launched a new website, added payment options of Discover card and American Express, and we continue to expand our staff with the addition of Cheryl Goldstein.
  • CoaterONE's addition of Mary's Monday Markdown every Monday, Just for Summer product area, and we continue to ensure quality product offerings.
Insider Updates: DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings


Teflon Property Icons
We have a few products including 958-406 and 958-414 waiting to be transitioned and this should occur in the next few months.  We are glad to be working with DuPont to bring you a PFOA free product line long before the 2015 deadline.



GenX Transition
All of our vital products have been transitioned to a PFOA product line.  

Products that have transitioned in 2013:

OLD CODE                       NEW CODE                        
 852N-202                          852G-202                        
 420-104                            420G-104                          

 420-109                            420G-109                          
 420-129                            420G-129                          
 856N-114                         856G-114                          
 858N-100                         857G-100                        
 958-313                            958G-313                          
 958-406                            958G-406                          
 958-414                            958G-414                            

MSDS Updates
The following products have had updated MSDS or Fact Sheet information in 2013.  If you utilize these products, you can download MSDS and Fact Sheets when you sign into your account on our website.

310G-026532-6200532G-7000856G-204953G-506
420G-109532-6210532G-8110857G-030954G-303
420G-129532-6314850-7799857G-040954G-304
420G-703532-6405850G-314857G-130959G-203
420G-706532G-13054851G-214857G-140959G-205
532-5300532G-5000851G-224857G-230MJ-501
532-5310532G-5010852G-201858G-917TN-8595
532-6118532G-5011856G-200953G-401TN-8748

Fact Sheet Updates
420G-104/109420G-129532-1003532G-42551532-6405/6410/ 699N-129
850G-204850G-314/321857G-030/230857G-100958G-303/313
857G-040/140/240857G-030/130/135/240699N-129/532-3610/ 6314/ 6118/ 6210/ 6200
I3 Workshop Dates for 2013

Our I3 Workshops being held in Newark, Delaware this year.  Don't miss this great training opportunity for employees.
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DuPont™ Fluoropolymer Coatings: Products, Markets, & Sales Strategies            September 24-25, 2013

VirtualPaint® Training for DuPont Fluoropolymer Liquid Coatings                              September 26, 2013

Register Online TODAY! Sign up before August 23 for early registration rates.

Solvent Recycling

Solvent recycling is becoming increasingly popular among companies in the paint and coatings industry. Instead of disposing of hazardous solvents in landfills, they can be separated from the impurities making them "dirty." Solvents can then be used as many times as needed. Therefore, cleaning solvents is not only environmentally friendly, but also cost-effective for businesses. Instead of buying more solvent every time you use some and get it dirty, it can be cleaned for a lot less money than purchasing more. Companies that recycle also spend less on disposal costs.

To read more, check out the article in Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing Magazine (page 16).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Corrosion Coating Press Release

Check out our Corrosion Coatings Press Release.  Lots of buzz around this new product.  If you haven't been on our webpage about Corrosion Coatings head over to www.intechservices.com to check that out!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 7/22/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
10% off Ear Protection. 

**This deal is only for today
For our coupon loving customers, Mary is busy marking down prices on your favorite items. Every Monday, Mary will markdown something she knows you use in your shop. The nice thing about Mary's markdown is it’s instant. No code to remember. Markdown Pricing is already shown. No codes, no coupons, no problem.

Check our website every Monday to see what’s discounted. Then get out of your chair, check your inventory and make a purchase because these deals only last one day, Monday.

Come back every Monday to see what Mary’s Monday Markdowns will be.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Intech's Biggest Loser Competition 7/17/2013

At Intech Services, we are getting ready for summer with a Biggest Loser competition. We've all set our goals and are ready to lose some pounds! From May 30th to July 10th, we will be weighing-in on Thursdays, and whoever has lost the largest percentage of their body weight is the "biggest loser."

The winner of the Biggest Loser Competition: Vicki Bobeck

Congratulations Vicki! Good job to everyone else who participated!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New DuPont™ Corrosion Resistant Coating

The first truly water based, low VOC, and easy-to-use coating offering outstanding corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 Salt Spray Hours.

Product Overview
Intech Services is releasing a new DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating that is the first truly water-based, low VOC, and easy-to-use coating with a corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 salt spray hours. DuPont has renewed its technical expertise to provide environmentally friendly coating systems that combat the most corrosive environments. Specifically engineered for coating off shore, chemical processing, and water treatment fasteners, the new coating is targeted towards applications requiring outstanding corrosion resistance, antigalling, and dry lubrication.
Salt spray test results performed by an outside company show excellent corrosion resistance even without surface pretreatment, though the corrosion resistance can be enhanced if used with recommended primers and substrate pretreatments.  

Fasteners with a zinc base coat of .3 mils easily passed ASTM testing of less than 10% red rust at 3,000 salt spray hours. Excellent Corrosion Resistance can also be achieved without pretreatments on aluminum steel and stainless steel substrates.    This one-coat coat dwarfs the corrosion resistance  of the current one coat technology. 

These water based coatings can be applied to thicknesses of 1-4.5 mils.  Curing temperatures of 450°F improve the process with less bake time and energy required.

Coatings are available in colors including blue (857G-018) and red (857G-508) with yellow and black colors being added in the near future.  These new corrosion coating are stocked at Intech Services and available for next day shipment. 

Performance
•       Targeted for applications requiring outstanding corrosion resistance, anti-galling, and dry lubrication.
•       Excellent salt spray test results showing corrosion resistance even without surface pretreatment.
•       Corrosion resistance can be enhanced if used with recommended primers and substrate pretreatments.
•       Low coefficient of friction reduces required torque.
•       Excellent corrosion resistance to oil and gas fluids
•       Excellent chemical resistance

Features and Benefits
•       Water Based System
•       Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Emissions(less than 3 lbs/gal)
•       Free of heavy metals
•       Easy Clean-up: No special solvents needed for clean up or thinning, only water.

Product Codes | Colors
857G-508 | Red
857G-018 | Blue
857G-575 | Yellow
857G-519 | Black

Product Availability
Next Day shipping: products are stocked by Intech Services

For more information and to download a PDF of the marketing materials, please see our Corrosion Coatings page. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 7/15/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
10% off Eyewash Stations. 

**This deal is only for today
For our coupon loving customers, Mary is busy marking down prices on your favorite items. Every Monday, Mary will markdown something she knows you use in your shop. The nice thing about Mary's markdown is it’s instant. No code to remember. Markdown Pricing is already shown. No codes, no coupons, no problem.

Check our website every Monday to see what’s discounted. Then get out of your chair, check your inventory and make a purchase because these deals only last one day, Monday.

Come back every Monday to see what Mary’s Monday Markdowns will be.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 7/8/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
10% off Chemi-Pro Gloves. 

**This deal is only for today
For our coupon loving customers, Mary is busy marking down prices on your favorite items. Every Monday, Mary will markdown something she knows you use in your shop. The nice thing about Mary's markdown is it’s instant. No code to remember. Markdown Pricing is already shown. No codes, no coupons, no problem.

Check our website every Monday to see what’s discounted. Then get out of your chair, check your inventory and make a purchase because these deals only last one day, Monday.

Come back every Monday to see what Mary’s Monday Markdowns will be.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 7/1/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
20% off Economy Spill Kits. 

**This deal is only for today
For our coupon loving customers, Mary is busy marking down prices on your favorite items. Every Monday, Mary will markdown something she knows you use in your shop. The nice thing about Mary's markdown is it’s instant. No code to remember. Markdown Pricing is already shown. No codes, no coupons, no problem.

Check our website every Monday to see what’s discounted. Then get out of your chair, check your inventory and make a purchase because these deals only last one day, Monday.

Come back every Monday to see what Mary’s Monday Markdowns will be.