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Friday, October 28, 2016

Boss's Day Celebration!

This month, in honor of Boss's Day, we surprised Intech Services' president Mike Patterson with a brand new duffle bag. All of Intech's employees showed their appreciation by contributing to the thoughtful present.

Boss's day gave us a chance to recognize Mike for all of the great things he does for the company as a whole, and for each individual employee. Mike always motivates everyone to do their best, while appreciating and acknowledging each employee's strengths and areas for growth. His leadership skills are a huge part of why Intech Services is so successful, and why we work together creating genuine connections with both each other and our clients, customers, and friends. Please join us in wishing Mike a Happy Boss's Day!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thank You to our Customer Service Team!

Here at Intech, we have an outstanding Customer Service team. They allow Intech Services to run smoothly and efficiently, making the customer experience a pleasant one. Our team ensures that phones are always answered after a maximum of two rings and that customers are connected with the specific person they need, right away!

Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis. In honor of this special week, we would like to thank our customer service team here at Intech Services. We are proud of the work and skill of our team.  Karen Nardo, Elaina Fisher, Mary Hartsoe, and Vicki Bobeck are all important contributers to the success of our company as a whole. Click each link to read more about these great employees, and join us in our admiration and appreciation.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Look into the Specialty 2-Coat Reinforced Teflon™ Coating System

A premiere coating system for end-uses that require durability, non-stick, thermal stability, and abrasion-resistant properties.

Product Overview
Decades of innovation and technology for the Teflon™ brand have led to significant improvements for this specific coating line. The system is water-based, and a unique blend of PTFE, PFA, and FEP fluoropolymer chemisty. On-smooth technology is utilized for easy adhesion to smooth surfaces when necessary. If your application requires superior durability and ultimate release, we recommend trying the 2-Coat reinforced system.

  • Extended service life due to excellent durability
  • Excellent nonstick properties
  • FDA approved for direct food contact regulations in 21CFR
  • Chemical and abrasion resistant
Additional Features
Some additional features of the coating line include thin film primer topcoat for quick application and cure, a water base that contributes to easy cleaning and meets low emission environmental standards, and a maximum use temperature of 500° F. Additionally, this line of coatings has excellent non-stick properties, extended service life due to excellent durability, FDA approval for direct food contact, and chemical and abrasion resistance.

Application Process
For best application, apply to aluminum oxide grit blasted metal substrate. If grit blasting is not appropriate, the coating can be applied to a smooth, clean surface. Spray applied primer is force-dried (Ref. 5-8 min. at 120–150 °C (248–302 °F). The temperature of the primer should be between 35–45 °C (95–113 °F) before application of the topcoat. The total system should include a minimum of 5 min. at 428 °C (802 °F) or 3 min. at 435 °C (815 °F) (metal temperature). Peak temperature should not exceed 440 °C (824 °F). See Fact Sheet for complete application information.

Marketing Material
To download this information in a PDF, click here.

For more information on this coating system, call Intech Services, Inc. at (302)366-8530 or visit our website here.

Monday, October 10, 2016

What to do with Waste?

Ever wonder about what you should really be doing with the waste that comes from the pretreatment process?
  • Oil, grease, metals, and pH are the most common environmental reporting concerns
  • Sludge and contaminant buildup may call for a regular clean-out of the cleaner and phosphate stages
  • The waste treatment process usually just needs adjustments in pH and flocculation
For accurate information on acceptable results, contact a treatment chemical or waste equipment supplier.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Automotive Industry Market Segment Interview: Chris Lord

Chris Lord is the segment leader for Teflon™ applications in the Automotive industry. We sat down and talked to him about applications of Teflon finishes in the automotive world. Read on to find out about current and future uses of Teflon coatings within this industry.

Q: What are the most common problems within the Automotive industry?

A main reason automotive manufacturers and suppliers consider Teflon™ products is to resolve noise, vibration, and hardness (NVH) situations which are common with automobiles. NVH are sources of complaints or results of premature wear that can greatly affect quality ratings and future sales of automotive manufacturers.

There are also opportunities to create efficiencies in the automotive plants where tooling maintenance is frequent. Reducing this maintenance can lead to increased plant safety and cost savings.

Q: How do Teflon™ coatings solve these problems
Flagship Teflon™ S products such as 958G-303 and 958G-203 provide inexpensive options that are a perfect fit for intricate automotive components produced in high volumes. For in-car parts, OEM’s are looking for coatings with high lubricity, thermal stability, and durability that can be applied in a relatively simple manner. Our one-coat Teflon™ S products fit these requirements.

Q: What is one specific coating or coating system that provides lubricity with great abrasion resistance?Chris: Our PTFE dry lubrication line is very robust with a variety of thick and thin film options to choose from. 958G-303 is an industry standard and has been used for dry lubrication for many years. In 2016, Intech Services began offering the abrasion resistant version of 958G-303 called 958G-313, and the response to this coating has been very favorable. For thicker film applications, we recommend using 958G-414. This coating system would be the ultimate option for applications that allow 2 mils dry film thickness (dft) or more.

Q: What trends are you seeing in the automotive industry?
CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards continually push automobile manufacturers to improve miles per gallon (mpg), which is why Ford transitioned to using aluminum (lighter metal) for the F-150. By 2025, automobile manufacturers are required to average 54.5 mpg across their fleet of vehicles. Because of these standards, more and more alternative fuel vehicles are being introduced into the market. Additionally, improved resistance to corrosion will always be stressed within the automotive market.

For further information on Teflon coatings in the automotive industry, contact market segment leader Chris Lord at (302) 366-8530 x 104 or