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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Disposable Glove Materials

There are four common materials that disposable gloves are made out of.  It is important that managers in the industrial industries understand these properties of each material to aid in choosing the best gloves for the job.

1. Natural Rubber Latex gloves (NRL) - This material is both durable and elastic; they provide a strong barrier to contaminants and resist a multitude of acids and ketones.  Latex is a known to cause  allergic reactions such as rashes.

View Details2. Neoprene gloves - This material is a synthetic chloroprene rubber made from petroleum.  It provides substantial resistance to acids, bases, and oils but lacks in resisting abrasion and cuts.  This material is a possible alternative for those who have latex allergies. 

3. Nitrile gloves - This a synthetic material exacted from petroleum.  It known to resist bases, oils, greases, hydrocarbons, and blood borne pathogens as well as resistance to abrasions, cuts, and puncturing.  This material responds to temperature which allows for an improved fit as gloves.

4. Vinyl gloves - Made from a synthetic plastic (PVC), this material has a good resistance to acids and bases.  Although vinyl is the cheapest of all materials it is not elastic or resistant to mechanical hazards. As gloves they are typical used in laboratories and the food service industry.

Make CoaterONE your supplier for all of your metal coating safety products. Find gloves made of nitrilelatex & neoprene, as well as vinyl here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Freeze Protection Policy for DuPont Nonstick Industrial Coatings

November 1, 2013 marks the beginning of our freeze protect season and runs through April 1, 2014.   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 this freeze policy are (by prefix): 699N, 850G, 851G, 852G, 855G, 856G,  857G, 858G, and 953G.   Our solvent based and powder products do not need to be freeze protected. 

For freeze protected freight shipments in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, and Canadian regions Intech Services 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. The freeze protect fee is $29.00.   For freight shipments, this is a per pallet charge, for ground shipments this is a per container charge.   Overnight service is available if receipt of the material is critical. 

It is important that when you receive a freeze protect shipment that you follow the instructions attached to your bill of lading and the container.  In all freeze protect shipments there will be a freeze indicator.  If the freeze indicator in a shipment is blue or purple, this is only an indication that the product MAY have frozen during shipment.  Please accept the shipment and contact Intech immediately.  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 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 Protect Policy on our website.    We appreciate your attention to this matter and, as always, thank you for your business.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Glove Care and Maintenance

Regular glove maintenance is important in ensuring employee hand protection.  Proper care can also save your firm money by extending the life of each pair.  Proper glove maintenance focuses on three main areas: cleaning, inspection, and storage.  Some styles can be more easily cleaned than others. Each pair should be inspected for damages on both the inside and outside prior to use.  All gloves should be kept in well ventilated containers away from direct sunlight.  Caring and maintenance is a simple and easy way to improve your business.

Find gloves as well as a wide variety of metal coating equipment on CoaterONE. CoaterONE is your one stop shop for all of your coating  supply needs.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Trade Shows for 2013

Intech Services will be exhibiting at these trade shows this year:

Fabtech on November 18-21 in Chicago, Illinois

Chem Show on December 10-12 in New York City

You may have received an expo ticket to the one of the shows in the mail. If you did not receive one and are interested in an expo ticket to the shows, please email Kate, and she will send you one. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Press Release: DuPont SP11C specification for fluoropolymer-coated fasteners

After extensive salt spray and kesternich testing, Intech Services is proud to announce the placement of DuPont 857G-018 fluoropolymer product on the DuPont SP11C specification for fluoropolymer-coated fasteners. As of an update in May 2013, the DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating 857G line is now an option for application to meet SP11C standards.

DuPont SP11C specification is the corporate engineering standard for fluoropolymer-coated fasteners that require excellent corrosion resistance.  DuPont SP11C is a specification for fasteners that are intended for use in severe atmospheric corrosive environments.  It is not recommended for use in immersion service. The coating system is comprised of two coats: a sacrificial base coat of electroplated zinc or ceramic/metallic coating, and a fluoropolymer top coat applied by an applicator qualified by DuPont. Since fluoropolymer coatings have a low coefficient of friction, the make-up torque values for fasteners coated according to SP11C will be reduced.  

The DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating 857G product line is a new technology targeting applications requiring anti-galling and dry lubrication. It is a water-based, low VOC, easy-to-use coating offering outstanding corrosion resistance that can be applied at .0005 to .0045 inches thick by conventional spray or dipspinning. The performance test ASTM B117 showed less than 10% rust on fasteners coated with 857G-018, the blue version of these coatings, after 3,000 salt spray hours. VOC emissions were less than 3.0 pounds per gallon. There are several coating color options.  “Getting the DuPont 857G coating line included on SP11C took years of development and testing. Its inclusion on the specification in May of 2013 should indicate to the coating and corrosion engineering communities the robustness of this coating,” said Chris Dohl, Vice President of Intech Services. 

Intech Services is the sole distributor for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings to the US and Canada. For more information about purchasing, applying, or data on these fluoropolymer coatings, contact Chris Dohl at Intech Services by phone (302-366-8530) or email. For more information, testing, and data about this new DuPont Corrosion Resistant Coating technology, please visit

To view the control version of the SP11C standard specification, please visit the Standards Intranet Homepage. For more information from DuPont about their specification, contact Valerie Lamison by email (

Click here to see the full press release.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Selecting the correct disposable gloves

There are a few key factors to take into account when purchasing disposable gloves for a job.  The specification of the job itself as well as which employee will be performing the task are two biggies. When it comes to job specification the amount of protection, chemical resistance, and barrier properties are imperative to know.  To maximize employee protection consider glove size and potential allergies to glove materials should be taken into consideration.
Disposable gloves have a number of properties all industrial managers should understand.

  • Acceptable quality level or AQL measures the number of defects allowed in a lot.  Industrial grade gloves should have an AQL of 4 or lower.  
  • Chlorination is a process where gloves are exposed to a chlorine solution to hardness the surface of the glove.  This process reduces surface friction and tackiness.
  • Elongation is the percentage a glove can be stretched.  Gloves that receive a higher score in this category indicate increased comfort.
  • Mil is a unit of thickness that is one thousandth of one inch.
  • Modulus is the force needed to stretch the glove material.  Typically measured in percentage form, a low modulus score indicates more glove comfort.
  • Tensile measures how much force is needed for the material to fail.
  • Texture is the raised or uneven surface the helps provide grip on wet objects.

Find disposable gloves with these properties in our CoaterONE emarketplace.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Intech's I3 Training

Last week, we had our Intech Information Institute, or I3, training sessions at the Embassy Suites in Newark, Delaware. Coaters came from all corners of the US and Canada to learn from and connect with experts on industrial coatings from Intech and DuPont.

The first day and a half was the Product, Markets, and Sales Strategies course that covered everything from the different types of DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings and their properties, to how to make a good sales call. The third day was devoted to spray training, where we used the VirtualPaint® system from the Iowa Waste Reduction Center and the University of Northern Iowa to virtually spray all types of part geometries.

Thank you to all those who came to Delaware to participate in I3. We enjoyed meeting our customers and it was a great experience for both the coaters and our employees here at Intech. For more information on our I3 Workshops, visit Intech's website.

Happy Manufacturing Day!

Happy Manufacturing Day! 
October 4th

Remember to do something today to enhance the manufacturing industry and pass it down to the next generation. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Weftec Show 2013

The WEFTEC 2013 Show, the 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference,  is happening October 5-9, 2013 in Chicago, IL.  Chris Dohl will be heading there Monday to promote our 857G- line to the water treatment industry.  If you are going to be at the show, please let Chris know by emailing him.

For more information on Weftec, visit