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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

ESGR's Patriotic Employer Award For Mike Patterson

On Monday, Mike Patterson, the President of Intech Services, was recognized as a patriotic employer by the ESGR for contributing to national security and supporting employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve force. The ESGR, or Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, is a part of the Department of Defense that promotes and rewards cooperation between service members and their employers.

If you have ever called into the office for technical help with your DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, you have probably talked to Nicole McCall at some point for technical service. Her husband, Roger, was overseas in Afghanistan for eight months and recently returned home.  Roger is in the Army National Guard in the 153rd MP Company is known as SSG Roger McCall. While he was gone, Intech sent a care package to his unit, which he said was a huge help and comfort when he was so far away from home. Roger nominated Mike as a patriotic employer because of the support that the company showed during such a hard time in his life and for Mike’s commitment to help those fighting to protect our country.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Year End Shipping Schedule

As the year is coming to a close, please keep these dates in mind as it relates to shipments of DuPont fluoropolymer coatings.

Intech Services will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014:

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – Last day for GROUND shipment of freezable products (with some exceptions on December 30)
  • Monday, December 23, 2013 at noon– Last day for AIR shipments
  • Monday, December 30, 2013 – Emergency ship day
  • Thursday, January 2, 2014 – Intech reopens
Please plan accordingly with ordering freezable products and products that your shop will need around the holidays.  If you are an East Coast or Canadian customers, we are able to ship A. Duie Pyle ground via heated trucks any day of the week.

Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Do You Have Protection?

Be sure your shop has the necessary protection for your employees hearing protection.  When noise levels rise in the workplace, so does the risk of hearing loss. Some options for hearing protection include earmuffs and earplugs.  Earmuffs have rigid cups with soft cushions to seal out noise.  Earplugs are shaped to insert in the ear, made from expandable, slow-recovery foam. For very loud noises, wear muffs and plugs together for an additional 5dB of protection.

 Do your employees prefer one option over the other?  Which product works best for your employees?

 Stay protected with a variety of hearing protection options offered at Intech Services e-commerce website.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Stracciatella

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! 


Unsalted chicken stock
1 egg per 1 cup of stock
2 tbs parmegiano e reggiano per egg
1 tsp fresh chopped parsley per egg
2 tbs Italian breadcrumbs per egg


Figure a cup of stock for each person. Heat stock to a low boil.

While stock is heating, whisk eggs, cheese, parsley, pepper, and breadcrumbs together.

When stock reaches a boil, stir in salt and then stir egg mixture in. Continuously and gently stir mixture until stock returns to a boil. The eggs will begin to thicken and puff up a little. Put the top on and immediately take off the burner. Let the pot sit for 4 or 5 minutes. 

When you take the lid off, you will see a thick layer of fluffy eggs sitting on top of the stock. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary. Stir up the eggs and ladle with juice into bowls. Sprinkle a little cheese and parsley on top. 

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 or if you have questions for the chef, post them below!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chem Show 2013

We're at the Chem Show 2013 right now!

Chem Show is a trade show where process engineers, plant personnel, and executives from chemical processing industries come to learn about the latest breakthroughs in chemical technology. The event is taking place from December 10th to the 12th at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

We are displaying DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings, specifically Teflon® one coat anti-corrosion coatings, the new Tefzel® (ETFE) and Ruby Red PFA coating. Chris Dohl presented today on our new DuPont coating technologies including the new Tefzel® and corrosion resistant Teflon® one coats in a New Product Presentation.  It was a success and gave more exposure of these coatings and other fluoropolymer coatings to the chemical industry.  

If you are at the show, please stop by our booth #743.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5 Components of OSHA Hearing Conservation Amendment ( 29 CFR 1910.95)

More than 10 million U.S. workers have lost part of their hearing, while 30 million more are at risk.  Is your shop providing the necessary noise protection workers need?

OSHA's program to reduce this risk includes the following components:
  1. Noise Monitoring- determines noise level in the workplace
  2. Audiometric Testing- done for new employees within six months of employment
  3. Hearing Protection- if noise reaches or exceeds 85dBA required to have suitable hearing protection
  4. Training- on the effects of noise exposure; use, selection and proper fitting of hearing protection; and audiometric testing procedures
  5. Recordkeeping- of noise exposure levels and audiometric testing 

Do you have the necessary products to protect your employees?  Take a look at the earplugs  that our CoaterONE emarketplace offers. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

75th Anniversary of DuPont™ Teflon® PTFE Coating

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the invention of PTFE, later named and trademarked as DuPont™ Teflon®.  The “accidental invention” of Roy Plunkett, a DuPont chemist, is a flouropoloymer that is now used in virtually every manufacturing industry, service industry, military and many medical applications.  It has become an essential part of our everyday lives in the most unassuming of ways.

While researching new, safer chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants in 1938, Plunkett had tetrafluoroethylene gas stored in containers at dry-ice temperatures.  When he opened a container, onoe of the gas came out.  Instead, a white powder had formed inside, which was later found to be the polymer of tetrafluoroethylene (polytetrafluoroethlyene), known today as Teflon.

By 1941 PTFE had a patent process and trade name, Teflon®.  From its original development, Teflon® coatings have evolved from machine and industrial applications to its most famous use, a non-stick surface for cookware. Further development of fluoropolymers included the discovery of these other widely used fluorpolymers, ETFE, PFA, and FEP.  DuPont is still innovating today with their fluoropolymers.

Today, Teflon® coatings have expanded into many polymers found in industries as diverse as aerospace and pharmaceuticals.  This is a multi-million dollar industry that is sold in over 40 countries worldwide.

The impact of Teflon® coating is felt in most aspects of everyday life. Flouropoloymers are critical to new development in the fields of medicine, environmental conservation, energy solution, space exploration and civilian and military safety. 

Without Dr. Plunkett’s inadvertent discovery, the world as we know it would not exist and function as it does today.

See Intech's website for more information about industries where DuPont™ Teflon®  industrial coatings are used.