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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coverall Selection: Size

Applying DuPont™Teflon®industrial coatings is not always the cleanest job. It also can be dangerous, with hazardous substances in the air that should not be breathed in or allowed to come in contact with the skin or clothes. Teflon® coating applicators are exposed to chemicals that could potentially harm the body, as well as ruin any work clothes they come in contact with. Shop workers need coveralls and other personal protective equipment to keep safe and clean from overspray, dry particulates, and liquid splashes. Three important factors to consider when choosing coveralls are style, size, and chemical protection. This article will discuss size.

Size is a very important factor to consider when choosing coveralls. They should be very loose-fitting so they do not restrict any movement. However, if they are too loose, you run the risk of getting them caught on equipment, which is very dangerous. The sizing chart below recommends sizes based on the wearer’s height and weight:

Coveralls are important in the industrial coating shop environment because they add another layer of protection against the hazardous materials that must be handled carefully every day when spraying DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings. Wearing coveralls, gloves, respirators, safety glasses, and any other protective garments will help make your shop a much safer workplace.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TruPak Powder Coatings: 6000 Series Epoxy/Polyester Hybrid Systems

In a partnership with TCI powder coatings, Intech is now offering more than 300 of the most popular TCI powder coatings in 1, 3, 5, and 10 pound boxes through a program called TruPak.  These products come from TCI's extensive portfolio and are available in a variety of textures and effects that meet the quality demands that you would expect from a powder coating supplier. There are several powder coating series offered through the TruPak program, and this article focuses on 6000 Series Epoxy/Polyester Hybrid Systems.

6000 SeriesEpoxy/Polyester Hybrid Systems are available in smooth and textured finishes and have great electrostatic properties. A good surface flow can be achieved over a wide range of film thicknesses and 6000 Series powders have excellent flexibility and durability. They have a broad formulating range and can be used for decorative or functional applications. Products in this series will rapidly lose gloss and will chalk when exposed to sunlight, so they are best when used for indoor applications. Applications include business machines, electrical enclosures, fire extinguishers, garden tools, hospital equipment, light fixtures, office furniture, oil filters, power tools, shelving, tool boxes, and under-hood automotive parts.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DuPont™ Teflon® Coating Spotlight: Dry Film Lubricants

One coat, solvent-based PTFE coatings for dry lubrication that require tough, durable performance.

Product Overview
PTFE one coats are superior dry film lubricants with a smooth and slick finish fusing to substrates with strong adhesion to provide great durability.  These coatings are excellent for minimizing friction and galling, as well as prevent seizing, especially where re-lubrication with fluid is inaccessible or there is exposure to dirt and dust.  In addition to providing lubrication, fluoropolymers used as dry film lubricants provide ancillary benefits of resistance to heat and cold, chemical and corrosion resistance, and release.  Flexible cure temperatures of this product line make it more accessible to a broader range of coaters and end uses.

Features and Benefits
  • Great for high heat resistance, with an in-use operating temperature of up to 500°F
  • Offering includes low cure temperatures as low as 350°F
  • Available in a thin film option (958G-303)
  • Superior adhesion
  • One coat systems offers ease of application
  • Solvent-based coating for easy clean up
Performance & Properties

  • High Lubricity in a thin film system for Low Friction
  • Added Fillers provide additional Abrasion Resistance for 958G-313, 406, 414
  • High Heat Resistance allows for operating temperatures of up to 500° F
Product Codes | Colors
One Coat | 958G-303 | Black
One Coat | 958G-313 | Black
One Coat | 958-406 | Black
One Coat | 958-414 | Dark Green

End Uses
  • Slide gates
  • Hinges
  • Blades
  • AC pistons
  • Springs
  • Bearings
  • Numerous automotive components
  • Lawn and garden
  • Guide rails
PTFE with PAI (polyaimeimide) binder resin and additional fillers in 313, 406, and 414.

Application Process
Surface is grit blasted with aluminum oxide, the coating is sprayed on, and is cured at 650°F for 15 minutes.  Minimum cure of 350°F can be performed with additional time.

For more information:
Download the product flyer, click here.
Visit Intech's website- Dry Film Lubricants.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Precision Quincy Lab Ovens Now Available for Purchase on the Web

Standard Precision Quincy Laboratory Ovens are now available for purchase online! These ovens are stocked, all you need to do is simply click and add to your cart, and your new oven will be on its way to your shop!

Laboratory ovens are supplied with shelves and are available with either a single or dual chamber.  They are available in Class "A" or Class "B", 208 or 240-1-60 voltages only.  All Precision Quincy laboratory ovens are made of welded steel construction and quality components are used throughout.  Lab ovens come with a limited warranty and are factory wired and tested before shipment.  All Laboratory ovens meet or exceed NFPA-86, NFPA-70, OSHA, and UL requirements.  Extra shelves and work height stands are also available on for purchase.  

If you are in need of a more specialized oven, contact Cheryl Goldstein at 302-366-8530 or email.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Community Service Spotlight: Hope Tote Collection

Intech Services has developed a community reinvestment team which is tasked with how we as a company can give back to the community. For the Easter holiday, Intech collected hygiene products for the Hope Tote program through the Sunday Breakfast Mission. Hope Totes are bags filled with hygiene products such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and other toiletries that are given to overnight guests at the homeless shelter. These products, though we may take them for granted, can be a huge help for people who cannot afford them.

Have a nice holiday weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Properties of Teflon: Nonstick

DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings are highly durable and long lasting performance coatings that have a distinct application process and qualities that offer solutions in a variety of industrial markets.   This series of blogs will highlight one of these inherent properties of Teflon®  coatings and how these properties can solve a variety of problems. 

Nonstick: Very few solid substances will permanently adhere to a DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating. While tacky materials may show some adhesion, almost all substances release easily. Teflon® coatings’ nonstick properties greatly reduce sliding wear and provide excellent release. Anti-adhesion is especially important in the food processing and plastic molding industries because the molds used in these environments must have excellent release or else a significant amount of material will be left behind in the mold. PTFE, PFA, and FEP have the best nonstick qualities.

To see more about the properties of DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings, click here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TCI's Customer Appreciation Event

Trump International Resort  ♦ Sunny Isles Beach, FL  ♦ June 19-21, 2014
Diamond Sponsors ♦ Intech Services & Gema
TCI developed it's Customer Appreciation Event to acknowledge and support our custom coaters and OEM customers as they grow and extend their businesses. The event provides a VIP experience filled with exclusive opportunities for access to education, innovation, collaboration, and networking.

Why attend?
  • Share best practices and innovative ideas to improve coating processes of powder coatings and DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings with coating suppliers in one place
  • Connect with industry experts and suppliers of coatings- both powders and Teflon® coatings
  • Learn about the latest technologies to improve your coating process
  • High quality technical and industry presentations on spray gun equipment and other manufacturers of equipment to refine your coating processes
  • Network with others during social events such as fishing, golf, or tour
See more Information: 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Announcing a Partnership with TCI Powder Coatings

Intech is proud to announce a new partnership with TCI powder coatings.  We are excited about the additional opportunities and benefits that this will provide to our Teflon® coating customers. Two immediate benefits of this new partnership are the TruCoater™ Network and an upcoming Customer Appreciation Event in June. 

TruCoater ™ Alliance Partners: Gema & Intech Services

The TruCoater™ Network is an exclusive membership that gives you the opportunity to be a VIP customer of TCI Powder Coating and it's alliance partner- Gema and Intech Services.  Designed for powder custom coaters, the TruCoater™ Network offers two levels - TruCoater™ Basic and TruCoater™ Elite. Each program is designed to bring powder custom coater companies value by providing stronger partnerships with TCI and its alliance partners, help you differentiate yourself from others, provide opportunities to gain new resources and tools to improve your business, training for professional development, and much more.

TruCoater™ Key Benefits:  Rewards Points ♦ Freight Specials & Discounts ♦ Trainings ♦ Web Listing
Diamond Sponsors ♦ Intech Services & Gema

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Chili

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! 


2 medium yellow onions
1/2 green bell pepper - diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper - diced
1 pound lean ground beef
2-3 tbs. chili pepper
1/2 bottle of beer (not light beer)
(2) 35 oz. cans whole peeled Roma (pear-shaped) tomatoes
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
2-3 baking potatoes
1 big can red kidney beans

Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Diced red onion
Sour cream


Wash, de-stem, and clean out the insides of the peppers. Dice them into very small pieces. Cut yellow onions in half and then dice into 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch pieces. Cut off the hard, often discolored stem end of each tomato and discard. Cut the tomato in half lengthwise, scrape the core off the insides, and discard. Take tomato halves, cut into strips lengthwise, and dice into 1/4 inch pieces. Put diced tomatoes and juice from the can in a bowl and save.

Brown the meat in your big Teflon® coated frying pan. Don't overfill the pan and the meat will cook evenly. If you're doing a lot of meat, do it in batches. When the meat begins to color up, stir in the peppers and onions, letting it all cook together. Stir in pepper and chili powder. When the meat is browned, stir the beer in and let it simmer off, almost completely.

Transfer meat to a big Teflon® coated pot. Heat up to medium heat and stir in the tomatoes. When it begins to boil, put it on low to slowly simmer, keeping the lid off. Let it cook until you are close to the consistency you want. 

While the chili simmers, peel potatoes and cut into pieces about the size of your thumb. Boil the potatoes in salted water for a couple minutes (not all the way through) just to get them started, then use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the chili. 

Add some crushed red pepper, but don't go crazy - this stuff goes a long way. You can always add a little more, but it's tough to go backwards and make chili less spicy. Stir it in, let the spice cook in for a couple minutes, and give it a taste. Take a potato out, let it cool down a little, and taste. When the potatoes are soft, the chili is finished. Taste for spice.

Drain juice out of kidney bean can unless you need the liquid for the chili because it has gotten too thick. Stir the beans into the chili, put the lid on the pot, and take it off the burner. The beans will warm up in the chili, but they won't overcook. The potatoes should be just soft enough but not mushy, the beans will have good texture and not split or fall apart, and the chili itself will have the right liquid content with the right spice. 

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, April 1, 2014

Teflon Technical FAQ: Fish Eyes

Every day at Intech we receive requests for technical help with DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings.  If you have a technical question, please feel free to call and speak to one of our technical sales representatives.  Once a month, we post a frequently asked question here on our blog. 

Question: There are small, round, crater-like holes in the finished coating. What should I do?

Answer: This is what we call fish eyes, and it’s a result from contaminants in the coating. They could come from improper surface preparation of the substrate, from the air, or the air line for the spray gun. Make sure the spray area and substrate are clean and contaminant-free.

If you need more help, call us at 302-366-8530.