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Friday, August 30, 2013

Closed on Monday 9.2.13

The office will be closed Monday, September 2, 2013 in honor of Labor Day.

If you need to place an order, please do so on our website www.intechservices.com . We will respond with ship dates on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. 

Have a great holiday, 
The Intech Team

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Corn on the Cob

Tony Abato, our VP of Sales here at Intech Services, and an amazing Italian chef, will be sharing one of his delicious recipes every month. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on what Tony's cooking! 

Another Corn on the Cob

It's the end of summer, which means it's prime time for corn. When the season comes, take advantage of the resources available, which means right around this time every year you should make corn on the cob whenever you get the chance.


Many people get stuck in their ways when it comes to cooking: you know what works, and you stick with it. This is fine, but sometimes the recipe your mother or grandmother gave you is not the best way to go. This corn on the cob recipe cuts down on unnecessary, messy preparation while keeping all of the flavor.

Ingredients:
Yellow or Silver Queen corn left in the husks
Butter, salt and pepper, OR Old Bay (optional)

Preparation: 
Submerge the corn, still in the husks, in cold water for half an hour or so, letting the leaves get full and flush.

Fire up the grill, arrange the ears on the grate, and close the lid. The corn will actually steam in its own husk. The kernels will be bright, glossy, and plump. To test, after about 15 minutes on the grill, pull the husk down a little on one ear and press a kernel with the tip of your finger. If it's ready for the table, the kernel will split and spray juice. If they're ready, take them off the grill, shuck them, and serve.

Benefits:
You know the bright, glossy, plump look mentioned above? Well much of that, when cooked in the traditional boil method, gets... well... boiled away. The grill method is gentler on the corn because it's essentially cooking itself. 

Ears cooked in their husks can be closed up in a cooler or a pot with a lid and they will stay hot and moist for an hour or more. Try that with boiled corn on the cob and you'll be serving a cold, mushy, lifeless fare.

It seems for some unknown reason, husking corn in large quantities is not exactly a much sought-after kitchen job. When the call goes out for corn shuckers, people all of a sudden remember very important tasks that need to be completed right away, or they feel their "carpel tunnel" coming on, or they lose their eye sight from another well-timed migraine. However, when you prepare your corn on the grill, the only corn anyone shucks is whatever corn they are eating. 


Keep checking the blog to see Tony's Recipe of the Month.  Did you try this recipe?  Let us know what you thought of it and if you have questions for the chef, post them below!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Handle Changes in Industrial Marketing



Marketing is always changing and expanding, and it can be difficult to keep up, especially with industrial marketing. Not only do you have to learn all the new technology involved in marketing, you have to use it to your advantage.

You should always use all of the resources available. This includes reading articles about your industry, keeping up with relevant blogs, and collaborating with other people in your company to gain a better understanding of your processes, products, or services.

Decide how you want to focus your marketing efforts. Do you want to focus more on print advertising, email communications, social media, or other marketing areas? Prioritize your tactics by figuring out which marketing channel is best for your industry.

Industrial marketing can get a little overwhelming sometimes, but if you sit down and reevaluate the situation, your marketing efforts will pay off.

If you ever need help marketing DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings, please contact Intech's Kate Morgner (302-366-8530 x121).  She would enjoy working together to market our coatings to your end users and customers. 

If you are interested in Industrial marketing information, you can read this article and others on the Marketing Maven blog.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Intech Summer Party

This past Sunday, we got together for the Intech Summer Party.  We really value having time to build relationships and getting to know each other's families outside of the office.  We had a great time swimming, eating a delicious spread of crabs and pit beef, and spending a Sunday afternoon together.  Here are a few pictures from our time together. 



What does your company do to create community among your employees? 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 8/26/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
10% off Case of 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.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Abundant Supplies of Natural Gas Mean More Opportunities for the Chemical Industry




Because of the large amounts of natural gas from shale, the chemical industry is about to experience a huge boost in investment and job opportunities. This could result in a $71.7 billion increase in investment and the creation of 530,000 more jobs in the chemical industry.

This is also good news for the 2013 Chem Show in New York this December. Predictions for the next two years are that $12 billion will be spent in 2014 in the chemical industry and another $15 billion will be invested in 2015. At the 2013 Chem Show, exhibitors and attendees will be able to see new equipment and technology that will be necessary to deal with the increase in demand for the next two years.


Intech Services will be displaying (booth #743) new  DuPont™ Teflon® corrosion resistant coating technologies for chemical manufacturing environments.  Read more at intechservices.com on our corrosion resistant coatings and our corrosion resistant ETFE coatings.


Click here to read the Chem Show press release: "Optimistic U.S. Chemical Industry Outlook Bodes Well for the 2013 Chem Show."

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I3 Attendees: Hotel block ends tomorrow



The blocked rooms for our I3 workshops (September 24-26, 2013) at the discounted rate expire August 23, 2013.  If you haven't booked your room yet, please do so this week.   The Directions for booking are below: 

We have blocked rooms at the Embassy Suites in Newark, DE where the workshop is being held. The blocked rooms are at a discounted rate of $154/night for our customers at the Embassy Suites starting on Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26th.   Please call 302-368-8000  and mention "Intech Services" or reserve your room online on our personalized booking page: 

If you are still interested in attending, please click here to register.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I3 Early Registration Discount Ends Friday


Register for I3 Today!  Early registration discount deadline is THIS FRIDAY, August 23.  There are only 5 spots left for the Product, Market, & Sales workshop and 2 spots left for the Virtual Paint.

The Workshops are being held in Newark, Delaware from September 24-26.  Register Online Today- Simply fill out this online form to register or call us 302-366-8530 and we can help you register over the phone.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Kate Morgner at Intech Services 302-366-8530

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 8/19/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
10% off Case of Powder-Free White Latex 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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Award-Winning VirtualPaint™ Training Sessions Offered by Intech Services


Intech Services uses the award winning VirtualPaint™ in our I3 VirtualPaint™ Training for DuPont fluoropolymer coatings. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa have worked together to produce virtual spray paint training. VirtualPaint™ software, developed by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, is a painting simulator designed to teach spray technicians the correct spray painting techniques. Last year, VirtualPaint™ won a regional Federal Laboratory Consortium award for applying federal developed technology to industry needs.

The I3 VirtualPaint™ Training for DuPont fluoropolymer coatings is an interactive one day training program that allows attendees to improve their spraying technique, film thickness, and transfer efficiency for liquid DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings.  

To read more about the award given by the Federal Laboratory Consortium, click here.
To register for the class, click here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Usage of Thinners with DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings

When purchasing DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, ordering the appropriate thinner or reducer is often an afterthought.  All liquid DuPont™ Teflon® coatings are ready to be applied straight from the container. Thinners can be used for  jobs where a lower viscosity is needed or for cleaning and maintaining your spray equipment. Thinners are a cost effective and simple way to clean spray guns, by simply running thinner through the gun to clean out the coating from the passage.  Well-maintained guns apply coatings with more efficiency and uniformity, as well as save time and money caused by equipment breakdowns.


Intech Services has specific thinner/reducers for the solvent-based DuPont™ Teflon® coating product lines and it is extremely important that the correct thinner is used.  DuPont fact sheets give instructions for the appropriate thinner to be used for reduction and cleanup for the specific coating.  Here is a summary of the recommended thinners for the various product types:
  • TN-8595 - 420G, 958G, and 959G solvent-based products 
  •  TN-8748 - 954G line solvent-based products 
  • De-ionized water is recommended for reduction and clean up for all water-based products
When adding thinner to reduce material, it is recommended that you do so in small increments, around 2-3% at a time.  After adding thinner/reducer, the material should be re-incorporated by rolling.  Rolling is the preferred re-incorporation method for liquid DuPont™ Teflon® coatings.

The reduction of the liquid coatings will change the performance properties of the finished coating and the coating mixture while spraying. Thinning can have effects on:  the appearance of the finished product, the performance quality of the coating, increase the sensitivity to the required bake cycles, and shorten the pot life of the material.  Technicians should be aware of these potential changes when applying reduced material. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mary's Monday Markdown 8/12/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
15% off Silicone Caps. 

**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, August 5, 2013

Sign up for I3 Workshops


Intech's Information Institute 
REGISTER TODAY! and save $100.  Early registration discount deadline is FRIDAY, August 23.


 Product Market and Sales and Virtual Paint® workshops are on September 24-26 in Newark, DE  
Spots are filling quickly! 

Register Online
Fill out this online form to register for one or both of the 2013 workshops.  You can pay using the ecommerce site.

Register by Fax
CLICK HERE to download the 2013 Workshop Catalog.  Fill out the last page and fax it to 302-366-8602 Intech Services to register.

Workshop Offerings

Product, Market, and Sales Workshop

September 24-25, 2013·The Embassy Suites·Newark, DE
Program Overview: This 1 ½ day intensive seminar is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive complete understanding of the critical areas that impact growth for coating companies around the world. The DuPont fluoropolymer coating product line is filled with products designed to meet a wide range of end use requirements and used in almost every industry. This workshop will help you understand the product and the outstanding characteristics of each product as well as the industries where these characteristics can be best utilized and how to utlize sales strategy to sell these characteristics to your customers.

Virtual Paint Workshop
September 26, 2013·The Embassy Suites·Newark, DE
Program Overview: 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 interactive 1 day training program allows attendees to improve their spraying technique, film thickness, and transfer efficiency in a virtual spray environment, eliminating any waste associated with spray application training. Unlike conventional spray training courses, this hands on program will allow attendees far greater opportunities to work on their application technique with almost limitless part geometries to coat.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Kate Morgner at Intech Services 302-366-8530

Mary's Monday Markdown 8/5/2013



TODAY's DEAL: 
15% off First Aid 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.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Aglio e Olio

Tony Abato, our VP of Sales here at Intech Services, and an amazing Italian chef, will be sharing one of his delicious recipes every month. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on what Tony's cooking! 

Aglio e Olio
"Simple but complex."

Most people think sauce for a pasta takes hours to cook. The following is a sauce that from the heating of the pan to the serving at the table should take no longer than half an hour. It's not red, it's not white. It's a beautiful concert of oil, garlic, and cheese.

My gramom would make this for us on Monday nights, served with a big hunk of Italian bread and maybe some sausage. Whatever was left over would go into the fridge for frying up the next day for lunch. That recipe, fried Iaoi, would be your next month's recipe.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Ground Cayenne red pepper (store bought dry spice)
3 tablespoons parsley, fresh chopped
2-3 tablespoons salt
1 pound spaghetti, thick, not angel hair
Parmegiano Reggiano ground into small flakes, not into teh fine dust like you shake out of stubby glass jars at pizza parlors

Preparation: 
Start boiling water to a slow roll in a Teflon® coated pot. Use a big Teflon® coated frying pan, wider in diameter than your typical fry-a-couple-eggs-for-your-kid kind of frying pan because after you have drained the spaghetti, you are going to need to fry the entire pound in the pan that you cooked the Iaoi in.

Heat the oil and butter on medium in the pan. Add the garlic. Stir and swish it around by moving it back and forth on the burner. This will help the garlic stay coated all over. Don't walk away from it because in a minute or two you'll want to take the pan off the burner so the garlic isn't overly brown or burnt black. If the garlic does burn, which happens occasionally to everybody, trash the oil, butter, and garlic and start again. Burned garlic will whack the Iaoi.

As soon as you move the pan to a cold burner, stir in the crushed red pepper, salt, and parsley. Swish it around, cover, and set it aside. The heat and stirring of the oil is enough to cook the parsley and red pepper and dissolve the salt. 


Keep checking the blog to see Tony's Recipe of the Month.  Did you try this recipe?  Let us know what you thought of it and if you have questions for the chef, post them below!