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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays from Intech


Warmest thoughts and best wishes
for a wonderful holiday season
and a very happy New Year.

From the Team at Intech

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Adopt a Family


Intech Services’ Community Service team, which focuses on how we as a company can give back to the community, was able to adopt two families in the community for the holidays. Intech, through the generosity of owner Mike Patterson, was able to provide gifts, a holiday dinner, and extra groceries to both families. Our employees split up into teams and spent the afternoon shopping for everything from educational toys to winter jackets and crib sheets. To wrap up the giving, we held our annual wrap party after work so every family will have presents under the tree this Christmas.  This is our third year adopting a family for Christmas, and it‘s a tradition we look forward to continuing. Intech values being able to do our part to make others’ holidays merry and bright. We love building our team internally by working together for the betterment of others. How do you celebrate the season? 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Intech's Holiday Shipping Schedule


Please keep the following dates in mind when planning your purchasing over the next few weeks:
  • Monday, December 21, 2015 – Last day for ground shipment of freezable products (with some exceptions on December 28) 
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015 – Last day for AIR shipments of freezable products
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2015 before noon – Last shipment day for non-freezable products
  • Monday, December 28, 2015 – Emergency ship day
  • Monday, January 4, 2016 – Regular shipping resumes
Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Be Complete with Intech


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 Complete.
Intech is the complete resource for the industrial coater. Beyond selling and distributing Teflon™ coatings, we also offer TruPak TCI powder coatings, full lines of masking, racking, and finishing accessories through our CoaterOne store. That's not all - Intech has a dedicated, robust marketing team and ability to distribute from our ample warehouse. Everything essential in the industrial world, is here at Intech Services. When you work with Intech, you get the complete package.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Precision Quincy Ovens’ New Brochure: Beneficial Application Add-ons Part 3

We are very excited about the creation of Precision Quincy’s new Industrial Ovens Options Brochure.

Intech Services represents Precision Quincy Ovens, an industry-leading manufacturer of many types of industrial ovens. For over 60 years, Precision Quincy Ovens have been used industry-wide across the globe.

For the past few months, Intech and Precision Quincy have been working hard to create a new client brochure. The Precision Quincy Options Brochure is the perfect guide to selecting the right oven options for your process application.

Beneficial Application Add-ons

Automatic Motorized Damper
Open/close motorized damper packages (individually sized to exhaust) provide decreased cool down time for faster load cycling.  They are also utilized in larger systems to efficiently exhaust VOC loads. An updated controller such as the Watlow F4 or Watlow RM is required. 


225 Exhaust CFM                              $2,147

550 Exhaust CFM                              $2,330

920 Exhaust CFM                              $2,463

1500 Exhaust CFM                            $2,537

2200 Exhaust CFM                            $2,701

For more information on Automatic Motorized Dampers or to see other beneficial add-ons click here to download the Precision Quincy Options Brochure.

For more information and pricing on Variable frequency drives, door switches, and filtration packages click here to download the Precision Quincy Options Brochure.

Don’t see what you need in the brochure?  Just ask us!

For new oven inquires, contact sales@pqovens.com.

For parts and service, contact service@pqovens.com.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Final Step of Proper Pretreatment for Powder Coatings Part 2

There are a variety of methods that will clean and remove soils from metals. The pretreatment method used is determined by the part to be coated (size, configuration, and material), the type of soil to be removed (dust, wax, and oil) and the performance requirements of the finished product.  This process of pretreatment requires three steps.  The first two steps are explained the previous pretreatment blog post, below is the final pretreatment step.

CHEMICAL CONVERSION OF THE SURFACE

Phosphating, or conversion coating, is the application of a phosphate coating to the substrate.  The most common conversion coatings are iron and zinc phosphate which are applied for the following purposes:
  • Provide temporary in-process corrosion protection before application of powder coating
  • Converts the substrate into a uniform surface, promoting good adhesion of the powder coating
  • Provide under-paint corrosion inhibitor to improve the life of the powder coating

The end product is the most important factor when deciding between iron and zinc phosphate.  Iron works well for indoor use in non-corrosive environments and has several economic and environmental advantages.  When undercoat protection is needed in a more demanding outdoor, corrosive environment, zinc phosphate is the better option.

Pretreatment is the base for powder coating. The highest quality powder coating will show you excellent results ONLY if the pretreatment is done correctly, maximizing the benefits of powder coating.  Oily patches, pin holes, rust spots, reduced resistance to weather, and overall poor powder coating performance will result with improper pretreatment. 

The following table compares iron and zinc phosphate processes in more detail.

Have a question about pretreatment? Contact our technical help today for advice from an expert.  Or you can always reference our trouble shooting guide online first.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

First Steps of Proper Pretreatment for Powder Coatings: Part 1

There are a variety of methods that will clean and remove soils from metals. The pretreatment method used is determined by the part to be coated (size, configuration, material), the type of soil to be removed (dust, wax, oil, etc.), and the performance requirements of the finished product.  This process of pretreatment requires three steps.  The first two steps are explained in detail below, and look for the third step in a later blog.

1. CLEANING

Mechanical cleaning – includes methods like scratch brushing and sand blasting. This abrasive action not only removes the surface impurities but also eliminates scratches and surface irregularities. Mechanical cleaning is sometimes the only way to remove excessive dirt, rust, or scale but can be labor intensive and expensive.

Chemical cleaning – includes removal of dirt, oil, and grease present on the surface by means of chemicals. The chemicals may be applied by wiping, spraying, or dipping, which depends on the soils to be removed, the size and type of the part, the type of coating to be applied, and the substrate material.

2. RINSE

Proper rinsing between process stages removes any remaining contaminated solutions from the substrate surface and is essential for successful pretreatment and coating performance.

Pretreatment is the base for powder coating. The highest quality powder coating will show you excellent results ONLY if the pretreatment is done correctly, maximizing the benefits of powder coating.  Oily patches, pin holes, rust spots, reduced resistance to weather, and overall poor powder coating performance will result with improper pretreatment. 



Have a question about pretreatment?  Contact our technical help today for advice from an expert.  Or you can always reference our trouble shooting guide online first.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

FEP One Coats: High Performing & Economical Choice

In search of an economical coating solution that provides excellent release and durability? Check out Teflon™ FEP (fluorinated etheylene propylene copolymer) single coatings. This high performance, thin film combines fluoropolymers with binder resin and is thermally set with flexible cure temperatures. There are seven options of different FEP one coats, four with an Epoxy resin and three with a PAI resin. Primarily water-based liquids, there is one powder form available. By providing high release and durability, as well as great chemical and abrasion resistance, the FEP one coats are the high performing, easy-to-use coating to choose when in need of a thin film solution. 


Properties of FEP One Coats:
  • Excellent non-stick or release
  • Excellent durability
  • Good chemical resistance and abrasion resistance 
  • Economical single-coat application
  • Flexible cure temperatures

Click here to view information about FEP One Coats on our website.

Click here to download a PDF of the marketing piece.