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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pretreatment/Wash System for Powder Coatings vs. Liquid Paints

When powder coatings efficiently cover a treated part, they provide superior performance over that of liquid paints; however, it is imperative to ensure the wash process for parts is completed thoroughly. Solvent-borne paints are more tolerant of soils left on the piece due to insufficient cleaning.

Powder does not have solvents, so it is necessary to make sure that the washer cleans the parts well. The high cleaning standard for powder-coated parts has the added bonus of generally being a good practice to maintain.

Iron phosphate is the most common powder coating pretreatment used. For a higher level of performance, zinc phosphate works impressively well with powder.

For more information on the TCI Powder Coatings we offer, see our website.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Intech's Guest Bartending Fundraiser Huge Hit!

On March 3rd, The Community Service Team and staff and Intech Services hosted its first fundraiser at Catherine Rooney’s Trolley Square location. The guest bartending night featured a DJ, free food, prizes, and culminated with a live auction. Every dollar raised, through tips to bartenders, raffle or auction items, or 50/50 ticket sales, went directly to Camp Colwell, a week long summer camp for children of the Delaware National Guard men and women.

When the Community Service team began planning, the goal was to raise $5,000.00 for the camp. Thanks to the generous sponsors and business partners who donated prizes to be raffled or auctioned off, the team, with help from everyone at Intech Services, gathered over 20 donations. A special thank you to Catherine Rooney's for donating the space, servers, and food for the event, Nick Vavala for DJing, and Sarah Gaspero of Tuleya Photography for the capturing so many wonderful moments throughout the night. 

The live auction items included a week in Key West at the Swaying Palms, a two-night stay at The Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach, a round of golf for four at Hartefeld National, and four tickets to the Eagles vs. Ravens game in Baltimore. Other lucky winners walked away with some amazing raffle prizes including an autographed puck by the Philadelphia Flyers, an iPad mini, custom jewelry pieces, photography sessions, and so much more.

With so many great prizes to win and the enthusiasm of the guest bartenders soliciting tips from patrons, Intech was able to raise $8,636.00 for Camp Colwell, far exceeding the original goal. The Community Service team is thrilled with the support for and success of the night. Kim King, head of Camp Colwell, received the donation on behalf of the camp and invited Intech down this summer to see the hard-earned money in action making a difference in the lives of kids.
President Mike Patterson and one of our very generous donors, Brandon from Premiere Auto
Intech's Ken Barnes smoothly serves behind the bar

Intech's Francesca Vavala and Camp Colwell's Kim King taking a moment to enjoy the success of the night
Intech's VP Chris Dohl wins big and comes to claim his prize

So many great prizes to choose from

None of this would be possible without these donors

Intech's April Monigle, Page Brooks, and Vicki Bobeck work the raffle table

Intech's Andrew Barnes takes a break to point out some of his favorite raffle items

Intech's Nicole McCall, Page Brooks and members of the Delaware National Guard.

Community Service Team member Erin Long keeps the raffle table in order

Intech's Nicole McCall pumps up the crowd as they select their favorite items

Community Service Team lead Andrew Barnes pours, serves, and raises money all at the same time

The live auction gets started and bidders were in it to win it
Mark Berry shows off the University of Delaware winter jacket to a crowd of ladies

President Mike Patterson and Intech's Community Service team members: April Monigle, Andrew Barnes, Francesca Vavala, Ashley Louth, and Erin Long
The Community Service Team and President Mike Patterson present Kim King with a check for $8,636

Monday, March 14, 2016

Automotive Segment Spotlight on Chris Lord

Within the automotive industry, the use of Teflon is driven by vehicle enhancements and the need for light-weighting vehicles. Better fuel efficiency and anti-squeak, quiet cars both influence the coating industry as well. Teflon materials can soften the NVH (noise vibration or harshness) of the car and protect the car from vibration, corrosion, and over-lubrication. Teflon provides vehicles with enhancements that allow them to function correctly while staying under warranty and solves problems with anticorrosion, dry lubrication, and noise cancellation properties.

Automotive is a highly specified industry, and many people attempt to promote Teflon-like coatings. Yet, Teflon is the original. It is not a mere copy or tweaked version of coating. Nonetheless, Teflon consistently tries to look for ways to improve its product, and as specs and cars get more challenging and increasingly better, manufacturers want to utilize a company that they can trust.

Customers are encouraged to contact Chris Lord with any questions about internal operating efficiency, dry lubrication, thin film, durability, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, and more.

For more information regarding the automotive industry, contact Automotive Market Segment Leader, Chris Lord:

Office: (302) 366-8530 x 104

Cell: (302) 547-1610

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Industry Focus for Teflon™ Employees!

Intech Services Inc. recently restructured our Teflon Sales Team to be focused on specific industries! One sales representative each is now a specialist in the automotive, food processing, molding, and oil and gas industries. By segmenting the coatings industry, Intech Services representatives can both broaden and deepen their already extensive knowledge on how to select the best coating to maximize function and efficiency.

Our goal at Intech Services is to always further our knowledge of existing products, trends, and coating related news so that we can best serve our clients. The segmentation of industries provides additional agility to our team members in their ability to serve customer needs. While every sales representative is a specialist in his or her sector, they are all able and eager to provide any general support you may need regarding Teflon
coatings. We are happy to answer any questions on the coatings, their best uses, and coating techniques that will enhance performance and make your customers satisfied.

Should you want to find out more about Teflon finishes, here is how to get in touch with our representatives:

Chris Lord, Automotive Market Segment Leader
Office: (302) 366-8530 x 104

Cell: (302) 547-1610

Nicole McCall, Molds Market Segment Leader

Office: (302) 366-8530 x 107

Cell: (302) 420-9211

Ben Murrow Food Industry Market Segment Leader

Office: (302) 366-8530 x 127

Cell: (410) 707-8137

Mark Berry, General Industry Segment Leader

(302) 366-8530 x 132

Chris Dohl, Oil and Gas Market Segment Leader
(302) 366-8530 x 103

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stop By Our Booth at the NACE Corrosion 2016 Show!

NACE Corrosion 2016, the largest corrosion exhibition in the world, is happening right now at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, BC, Canada. From March 6-10, the trade show and conference is featuring paper presentations, forums, and basic workshops for corrosion related topics. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and standards in the corrosion control industry. The event is expected to have 5,500 attendees from 70 countries, over 420 exhibiting companies, and more than 40 technical symposia.

The Intech Team will be displaying TeflonTM industrial coating's latest products and providing expert experience.
We are also excited that Pete Huesmann from Chemours will serve as chair for the STG 33 committee and co-chair for the TG 482 sub-committee. Below are the date, time, and location of the committee and sub-committee. Please be sure to visit these sessions at the Corrosion 2016 show.

To see these sessions and add them to your itinerary, please visit the
Corrosion 2016 website.

STG 33 – Oil and Gas Production- Nonmetallics and Wear Coatings (Metallic)
TG 482 – Review of NACE Standard TM0185-2006

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:00-12:00pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 113

The purpose of the STG 33 committee is to discuss the effectiveness of and share information concerning nonmetallic and metallic wear coatings for oil and gas production.

The TG 482 committee will discuss and review the NACE Standard TM0185-2006.

If you are at the show, Please visit us at Booth #1509
(TeflonTM industrial coatings).