Monday, August 31, 2015

A Word from Intech Services, an Alliance Partner: I³ Intensive Fluoropolymer Workshops

Are you interested in starting out with Teflon™ coatings but would like to get training?

Intech Services’ I³ Workshops
October 6-8, 2015 | Chicago, IL

2 Workshops Offered:
Product, Markets, & Sales Strategies for DuPont Fluoropolymer Coatings
VirtualPaint® Technology for DuPont Fluoropolymer Liquid Coatings

What is Intech Information Institute otherwise known as "I³"?
The Intech Information Institute, or I³, was created to provide formal training and instruction on a wide variety of fluoropolymer coating related topics. The workshop style format is intended to encourage an open exchange of ideas and information to ultimately allow for improved business practices and growth.

For more information on our 2015 workshops, click here.

Workshop Details:
Product, Markets, & Sales Strategies for DuPont Fluoropolymer Coatings: 
October 6-7, 2015
This 1½ day workshop is our benchmark workshop and is a highly valued resource for coating companies. The workshop will cover the latest Teflon® coating product technologies, market trends, and sales strategies for the coating industry.

VirtualPaint® Technology for DuPont Fluoropolymer Liquid Coatings: 
October 8, 2015
Intech Services, in conjunction with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, is pleased to present the VirtualPaint® Training Program for DuPont Liquid Fluoropolymer Coatings. This virtual spray training workshop is designed to improve attendees' spray techniques, including film thickness and transfer efficiency.  The virtual technology gives immediate feedback to the coater about his application technique.

Click to Register and before September 8th for the Early Registration discount of $100 off!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Powder Coating Core Markets: Fixtures

Outdoor fixtures suffer a constant beating from sunlight, cold, heat, ice, snow, wind, and rain. The biggest cause of fading is ultraviolet sunlight. Faded fixtures, lampposts, and pendants look bad and kill home and business appeal.

Powder coatings are an excellent option for outdoor fixtures due to their excellent surface protection and diverse decorative capabilities. We offer an extensive selection of textured, metallic, and low cure powder coatings that perform well outdoors.

Our UV-resistant, extremely durable powder coating powders are especially well-suited for outdoor applications, when you want an attractive finish but require a high level of durability to provide maximum protection from the natural wear and tear encountered in an outdoor environment.

Click below to view excellent powder coating options for fixtures:

Contact us today to speak with our experienced team about how we can help you with your powder coating needs.

Friday, August 21, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings, RPM International, Names Thomas G. Whalen Director of Marketing and Segment Strategy

(Ellaville, GA, August 21, 2015) TCI Powder Coatings, a proud subsidiary of RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM), is pleased to welcome Thomas G. Whalen as Director of Marketing and Segment Strategy. Tom brings over 25 years of experience in the industrial coatings market to this new position with TCI. For the past 2 years, Tom was with PPG Industries as the Global Business Director, Consumer Electronics, and Performance Glass Coatings. Prior to that, Whalen was Vice President of Liquid and Mirror Coatings Units and led two global businesses with Spraylat, which was acquired by PPG.  Before joining Spraylat, Tom worked at Valspar with an increasing level of management experience, including Global Segment Director. Tom started his coatings career with Moline Paint in 1986 in sales and held senior positions including International Business Director.
Jack Bostock, TCI Vice President Sales and Marketing, expresses “We are thrilled to have Tom join our team. Tom has a unique blend of skills and experience in business planning, commercial strategy, and globalizing businesses. Tom will help lead TCI in organizing around global segmentation. Tom will be a great asset to TCI to identify strategic segments and build specific plans for differentiating TCI from other powder coating companies”.
Mr. Whalen is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in International Business. Tom resides in Frankfort, Illinois with his wife Gloria and their three children; Abby, Daniel, and Carolyn.

About TCI Powder Coatings: For over 25 years, TCI has been manufacturing powder coatings and dedicating itself to developing superior thermoset powder coatings and providing unparalleled service to its customers.

About RPM: 
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings, and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco

IllbruckCarbolineFlowcreteUniversal Sealants, and Euco. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include ZinsserRust-OleumDAP, Varathane, and Testors. Additional details can be found at and by following RPM on Twitter at

Click here to read the press release on our website.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cartridge Recovery System

Cartridge powder recovery systems are recovery systems that have almost 100% recovery of over-sprayed powder.  The powder gets collected on a filter as it passes through. The highest powder recovery is possible when the filters are new or thoroughly cleaned. Cartridge filter collectors have become one of the most popular types of powder separation and recovery systems available.

The emergence of the cartridge filter recovery system in the early 1980's contributed greatly to powder coating growth because this type of system allowed finishers to use as much as 99% of the powder they bought. This advancement in powder recovery dramatically increased powder coating productivity and allowed finishers to achieve significant cost savings by switching from liquid to powder.

For more information like this, please see or download our powder coating technical guide on our website. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Conventional Powder Recovery System (Cyclonic)

Cyclone powder recovery systems recover the over-sprayed powder within its confines by preventing powder spillage in the work area. Cyclone powder recovery uses a single cyclone and cyclonic action to separate the powder from the air, then collecting the powder in the collection bin below.  With this system, the collection efficiency is in the range of 80-85% and offers simple operation. Cyclone cleaning is easy and therefore this system can be used for multiple colors.

For more information like this, please see or download our powder coating technical guide on our website. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Announcing Ashleigh Butler as a New Customer Service Respresentative

I’m very pleased to announce that Ashleigh Butler will be joining us in our customer service area.  Ashleigh just recently started at TCI and will be training for the next several months to be a Customer Service Representative. Ashleigh is from Americus, GA and graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University.  She has over 10 years experience with customer service and sales.  Her most recent positions include outside sales selling medical supplies and then selling advertising for a CBS television station.  Ashleigh currently resides in Tazewell, GA, and enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as antique shopping.  She is excited to serve TCI customers as well as being able to see her dad at work, also a TCI employee!  Please help us in welcoming Ashleigh to the TCI team.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Powder Coating Recovery

The function of a powder recovery system is to collect any overspray material and return it suitable for recycling, while at the same time removing the powder particles from the exhaust air stream before it discharges into the atmosphere.  The recovery system consists of three components: the booth, which contains the excess powder; the collector, which retrieves the excess; and the filters, which clean and return the air. 

  • Provides a contained area for the application and holds excess powder
  • Provides a controlled atmosphere with safe operating levels
  • Permits the maximum possible exposure time of the parts to the powder
  • Circulates the powders’ concentration towards the parts and away from the booth walls

  • Separates the powder from the air stream exhaust
  • Allows for a maximum retrieval of powder overspray
  • Permits a central collection area to reintroduce reclaim powder into the untouched powder


  • Allows for the return of cleaned conditioned air back into the coating area

For more information like this, please see or download our powder coating technical guide on our website. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Welcome Baby Philip

We wish to convey our sincere congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jason Holloway (TCI Quality Manager) who are enjoying their brand new baby boy, Philip Harris Holloway. Philip was welcomed into the world on 7/22/2015, weighing in at 8lbs 3 oz., and was 21.5 inches long. 
Congratulations Holloway Family!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RPM and TCI Relationship

TCI Powder Coatings is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., a multi-national holding company with a broad range of subsidiaries in the coating and sealing fields.

As a part of RPM for nearly 20 years, TCI has benefited from their marketing diversity, allowing us to explore new technology and develop innovative products that serve the entire powder coating industry.

Through its subsidiaries, RPM is well diversified across both the consumer and industrial markets, with 32% of sales to consumers, primarily in North America, and 68% attributable to industries worldwide. Consumer products such as paints, coatings, sealants, and adhesives are made available to professionals, DIY enthusiasts, and hobbyists for home maintenance, automotive repair, and other household tasks, while industrial products offered by RPM affiliates include flooring coatings, roofing systems, and sealants.

As RPM continues to strengthen their domestic market share, they are also actively investing expansion in the worldwide presence by surveying opportunities for explosive international growth. These strategic investments have rapidly increased involvement in established European markets, as well as emerging economies like India, China, and Latin America. As a result, RPM products are now sold in approximately 150 countries and territories.

TCI is proud to be part of RPM’s success and its commitment to maintaining a balanced approach across the various aspects of the company.