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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Hire Announcement: Mark Berry

Intech Services is proud to announce the new hire of Mark Berry.  Mark will join the team as an Account Manager for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings. As an account manager, Mark will provide customer service as well as offer technical support for our coating customers. His new role will bring additional resources to reaching customers and growing the business. Mark enjoys working with people and seeing them succeed, both personally and professionally.  
“I’m easy to work with and I make really good salsa.”   

Mark has 8 years of sales and account management experience. His strengths include project management, problem solving and analytical capabilities, strong customer relationship building, and a background in social media marketing.

Welcome Mark!

Mark can be contacted at:, (302) 366-8530                           

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PFA Topcoats Marketing Piece Now Available

DuPont™ Teflon® PFA topcoats offer high temperature resistance, excellent release, and durability, with the ability to uniformly coat various complex shapes with thick or thin films. These PFA topcoats are the most diverse DuPont fluoropolymer product, offering a wide range of capabilities with a robust line of powder and water-based options. The majority of DuPont™ Teflon® PFA topcoats are FDA approved.

To download a PDF of the marketing piece for these coatings, click here.
To see this information on the web, visit Intech Services website.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Ninno’s Caesar Dressing

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! 

Ninno's Caesar Dressing

Seriously, who doesn't love a good salad dressing?  Of course, who in this day and age makes their own salad dressing?  Anything more than your basic oil and vinegar, and you’re headed to aisle 12, “CONDIMENTS - CANNED VEGETABLES – SALAD DRESSINGS” at your local supermarket.

Here’s a salad dressing you make in your own kitchen, handed down over 3 generations, maybe more . . . first seen on these shores when my family was released from Ellis Island in search of their American Dream.


Mix together the following and toss into a bowl of salad right before serving:

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1.5 teaspoons garlic, finely diced
1 raw egg
4 shakes Worchester sauce
1/4 teaspoon dry or ground mustard
1 lemon, freshly squeezed for juice
1/3 (or more) cup freshly ground parmesan
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Throwing thin shavings of parmesan on top of the salad after the dressing is tossed is a nice touch.

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, March 24, 2015

DuPont™ Teflon® Primers for Fluoropolymer Coatings

DuPont™ Teflon® Primers are an effective way to prepare a surface before coating is applied. Primers ensure proper adhesion, increase durability, and give additional protection to the substrate. With the use of our primers, the coating is given a smooth surface to bind to, which creates a more protective layer. This additional layer decreases porosity of the coating to the substrate.  

*Mix with 850-7799

Marketing Piece
To download a PDF of the marketing piece for these coatings, click here.
To see this information on the web, visit Intech's website.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Winners of the Weight Loss Challenge!

After the new year, we started a friendly weight loss competition here at Intech. The competition was a total of 9 weeks long and wrapped up on March 12th. The group lost a total of 116 lbs! 

Prizes were awarded to the team who loses the highest percentage of weight, the team who is closest to their total goal weight, and the individual who loses the highest percentage of weight. 

Team Fit Simmons was our overall winner, both for the highest percentage of weight lost and for getting closest to their total goal weight!
Congrats to Team Fit Simmons!
(Pictured above left to right: Vicki, April, Ben, Cheryl, and Mary)

Congrats to Elaina Corcoran from Customer Service who was the overall individual winner with the highest percentage of weight lost. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We're at the NACE Corrosion 2015 Show!

NACE Corrosion 2014 is the largest corrosion exhibition in the world and is being held at the The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas from March 15-19. The trade show and conference feature paper presentations, forums, a basic workshop for corrosion related topics, and attendees have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and standards in the corrosion control industry. The event is expected to have 6,000 attendees and 380 exhibiting companies.
We are displaying DuPont Teflon® industrial coating products, specifically corrosion resistant one-coat coatings, Ruby Red, and the new Tefzel® coating

We are also excited to have Vice President Chris Dohl serve as co-chair for the NACE International sub-committee for STG 02-Coatings and Linings, Protective: Atmospheric.

Chris’ involvement with the development of corrosion coatings has led him to become an active member of technical sub-committees TEG 311X and TG 148.  Below are the date, time, and location of the sub-committees Chris is co-chairing.  Please be sure to visit these sessions at the Corrosion 2015 show. 

To see these sessions and add them to your itinerary, please visit the Corrosion 2015 website:

TEG 311X - Threaded Fasteners: Coatings and Methods of Protection for Threaded Fasteners Used with Structural Steel, Piping, and Equipment
Monday, March 16, 2015, 10 - 11 A.M.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Room 142

The purpose of this committee is to share information concerning, and discuss effective methods for, corrosion control of fasteners used with structural, piping, and equipment connections.

TG 148 - Threaded Fasteners: Coatings for Protection of Threaded Fasteners Used with Structural Steel, Piping, and Equipment
Monday, March 16, 2015, 11 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Room 142

The purpose of this committee is to revise NACE Publication 02107, "Coatings for Protection of Threaded Fasteners Used with Structural Steel, Piping, and Equipment."

If you are at the show, Please visit us at Booth #17097 (DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings) 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers: Chemical Processing

In the US, about 1200 companies produce basic industrial chemicals with a combined annual revenue of $120 billion. Industrial chemicals include gases, dyes and pigments, chlorine and caustic soda, sulfuric and nitric acids, and thousands of organic chemicals. Large companies include Dow, DuPont, and Occidental. The chemical processing industry is highly concentrated, where the 50 largest companies hold 70% or more of the revenue.  Operations are generally located close to their raw materials and many need access to large water supplies for their strenuous waste treatment requirements.  Some specialty chemicals contain a much larger concentration with only a few suppliers. The demand depends on the overall US economy because these products are primarily raw materials used for more complex products like fibers, paints, plastics, and paper.  Efficient operations are the leading profit driver for these companies.  Manufacturing companies focus on the highest possible yield for their products.

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High temperature resistance
  • Low permeation
  • High corrosion resistance

Typical Applications:
  • Storage tanks and drums
  • Processing tanks
  • Reactors
  • Pipes and pumps
  • Impellors, agitators, and baffles
  • Ducts
  • Fasteners
  • Valves

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Understanding NFPA 86 – Class A Electrically Heated Ovens

The National Fire Protection Association’s Bulletin 86 (NFPA 86) is the minimum standard, required by law, establishing fire safety standards, including standards for the safe operation of oven and furnace processes.  Understanding and complying with the NFPA 86 standard can minimize the risk of a catastrophic event at your plant and is the single most important thing an oven builder, buyer, and operator can do.  This standard is updated on a regular basis with the latest revisions happening in 2015.
There are four classes of ovens as defined by NFPA 86 – Class A, B, C, and D.  In this blog we will be focusing on Class A electrically heated ovens.

Class A: Electrically heated Class A ovens must have all the safety requirements for Class B as well as the additional items listed below:
  • Powdered Exhaust Fan – an exhaust fan of sufficient size is necessary to evacuate the required amount of fumes, smoke, etc., eliminating buildup of hazardous materials in the work area
  • Extra Airflow Safety Switch – should the exhaust fan fail, the second switch will shut down the heaters
  • Purge Timer – used prior to heating to remove any flammable vapors and/or gasses that may have entered the work area while the oven was idle.
  • Extra Kilowatts (if required) – because these ovens will be forcibly removing heat from the work area (via the required exhaust fan), more heaters may be needed to maintain process temperatures. If this issue is not considered in the design stage, the oven may have a poor response time or be unable to reach the operating temperature necessary to run the load.
  • Extra Backup Contactors (if extra kilowatts are added) – if the oven is designed with extra kilowatts, additional backup contactors are required to provide adequate safeguards ensuring the heaters shut off if the primary contactors fail.
  • Internal Pressure Relief – another extra that must be included in an electrically heated Class A oven is an internal pressure relief. If a buildup of fumes leads to an explosion, this required feature will ensure that the event has an avenue of “controlled” release.

Click here to view the safety controls specified for Class B ovens that are also required for Class A electrically heated ovens in addition to the above requirements.

This is a simple overview of NFPA 86 for Class A ovens. Please consult the full NFPA 86 standard for all specifications and additional details.

Contact a Precision Quincy representative today at (302) 602-8738 or for more information on NFPA 86 and how to become compliant. 

All Precision Quincy Ovens are of welded steel construction and quality components are used throughout. Each oven is wired and tested at maximum temperature prior to shipping. Ovens meet or exceed NFPA-86, NFPA-70, OSHA & UL requirements. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Common Uses For Powder Coatings

Powder coatings are applied as a free-flowing, dry powder and are typically applied electrostatically then cured under heat to form a “skin” or hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. 

Common Uses For Powder Coatings:

Around the Kitchen:
  • Washer/dryer shells, motor casings, refrigerators, refrigerator shelving, faucets, sinks, and small appliances. 

Outside the House:
  • Mowers, lawn and garden tools, edgers, and patio furniture.

In the Workplace:
  • Computer hardware, office furniture, filing cabinets, storage and display shelves, warehouse racks, and lighting fixtures. 

Heavy Equipment:
  • Construction equipment, agricultural mowers, irrigation equipment, and tillers. 

Building Products:
  • Rebar and steel cable, columns, water treatment facilities, HVAC units, gas and oil transmission lines, windows, sliding doors, canopies, and architectural decoration.

Transportation Equipment:
  • Truck and trailer wheels, mirrors, supports, frames, steering wheels, wipers, springs, shocks, and other miscellaneous auto parts.

The demand for powder coatings is seeing rapid growth, driven by the development of new materials, formulations, equipment, and applications advancements.  Powder coatings are tough, look great, and last a long time.  In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.

Intech Services and TCI Powder Coatings have partnered to create TruPak, a program that offers over 300 of TCI's most popular powder coatings in 1, 3, 5, and 10 pound boxes. Together we provide a wide selection of superior products used for innovative solutions and applications within the architectural, furniture, automotive, agriculture, and construction markets.  Click here for more information on TruPak powder coatings.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Be Intech: Be Innovative

Over the last 20 years, Intech Services has rapidly expanded, evolving from just a coating supplier to a sales, marketing, and operations company focused on the industrial manufacturing segment. Intech started with an open and creative business environment, and we still stay true to those principles as we grow. We want to convey our values to our customers through Be Intech, a campaign that will allow our original values to shine through and continue to shape our corporate culture and customer interactions. 

Be Innovative.
Innovation and change are absolutely necessary to stay at the forefront of our industry. Intech is changing the industrial coatings market every day with new ideas that will make your job easier. From customizable Precision Quincy oven controllers to TCI Powder Coating solutions for every market, Intech will always bring you the latest and greatest ideas to help maximize your business's potential.