The Coater  
June 2015, Issue 5
New Products from IFS
Looking for new powder technology? Look no further. Check out what IFS has developed in the last few months:


Reducing scratches in architectural applications.

IFS can now offer a Standard Polyester (AAMA 2603) and a Super Durable Polyester (AAMA 2604), TGIC Free version of our Scratch and Mar Resistant Coatings for Architectural applications.


PACAAR compliant powders

We are now offering a TGIC Polyester powder coating, which has been tested in a PACCAR recognized lab to meet PACCAR specifications 030,031 and 048 for steel and aluminum substrates.


Getting the 'All Clear' from BHMA

Choose one of our exciting anti-microbial powder clear coats which meet the strict weathering requirement of the BHMA specification.


Low Cure Epoxy Matte Black

The new Low Temperature Cure Epoxy Matte Black is now available (1-5 Gloss @ 320?F for 10 min cure)


Reflective coatings for the lighting industry

The new High Reflective White texture IFS powder coating is shining brightly in the lighting industry! It has a LRV of 95+ at 3.0-3.5 mil.


We need your help!

We want to make sure you receive your powder in the best possible condition.

This means reducing damaged goods as much as possible. Most often damage occurs in transit, and it may be to the packaging, not to the actual powder. If you do receive damaged goods, here is what you can do to help us and more importantly, you and your powder:

  • Document it on the drivers copy of the bill of lading
  • Document it on your copy of the bill of lading
  • Document it on the delivery receipt.
  • Where possible, take a photo.


These simple steps will provide useful information to the carrier, but also help us when we discuss the issues with the carrier on your behalf. THANK YOU!

IFS re-brands architectural range


The IFS architectural series, which features Fluoropolymers, Super Durables and Standard Polyesters is now named:


IFS 500FP - Fluoropolymers which meet and exceed the performance requirements of AAMA 2605

IFS 400SD - Super Durable which meet and exceed the performance requirements of AAMA 2604

IFS 300SP - Standard Polyesters which meet the performance requirements of AAMA 2603


Glynn Mason, IFS President, commented "As one of the largest suppliers of Architectural Fluoropolymers in the USA, we felt the time was right to re-launch our architectural product range with new names that are easy to remember and correlate to the performance criteria that they meet." Mason continues, "The product quality, performance and color availability have not changed - only the name has. We will continue to manufacture world class architectural powders and support our valued customers as usual."


Each product in the range is available in solid colors, metallic and anodized style effects, with the IFS team of color experts also ready to create custom colors and effects. IFS 500FP and IFS 400SD come with excellent warranties when applied to architectural aluminum by an IFS Certified Applicator.


For more information on the IFS architectural range or for updated marketing materials, talk to your local representative or call 866.437.2864

IFS awarded business at GE

A beautiful Topaz Metallic developed by the in-house bonding team at IFS, led by Joey Roush, has been selected by GE to protect and decorate their ranges. This hot new color will be applied at Roper and is the result of a lot of hard work by all those involved.


Brian Money, Business Development Manager Appliance, commented "We are really pleased to be awarded this business. IFS is a dedicated, professional player in the appliance market, and with the addition of our "Class A" facility in Ardmore, OK last year, we were really able to take it to another level. Having R&D and our in house bonding team working side by side has enabled us to create beautiful products, which pass the strict specifications that GE requires, as well as offering personal and committed customer service."


IFS keeps things cool with anti-microbial powders
Helmer Scientific manufactures high quality and innovative refrigerators and freezers used in hospitals, clinics, blood centers, pharmacies, research facilities, and other

specialized environments.  A leader in the North American market, this privately owned company needs to be confident their product enjoys serious protection while looking great. Enter IFS Coatings.


A socially responsible company, Helmer understands the importance of choosing environmentally responsible coatings, so working with IFS powders enables them to do exactly that. Helmer refrigerators and freezers benefit from IFS R&D expertise, with high quality, powder coatings in white, metallic blue and silver, all with anti-microbial formulations.


Roland Hofer, IFS Area Manager commented" Working with a socially responsible company like Helmer is always a pleasure. They are proud of their product, and we are proud to contribute by adding the protective and decorative properties that powder coatings offer."


For more information on IFS anti-microbial powder coatings talk to our local representative or call 866.437.2864.

Drumming up architectural business?

IFS and Quality Powder Coatings team up to provide education      


Earlier this month IFS and Quality Powder Coatings teamed up to provide an AIA approved lunch presentation to around 85 architects at HKS in Dallas, Texas.


Design professionals that are members of the American Institute of Architects require a certain number of learning units each year to attain their continuing education requirements. IFS has an AIA and IDCEC approved presentation which gives attending architects some of the credits they need. The presentation is usually given over lunch and provides a great opportunity to educate and raise awareness of powder coatings and the application services available in the area.


Jim Hester, Sales and Estimating of Quality Powder Coating commented "This session was a great collaboration - great interest from the architects, great questions, and great team work between Quality and IFS. The follow up has been excellent and it's a fantastic way to present valuable information to serious design professionals creating construction projects as we speak."


The IFS Architectural Specification Team works hard to support architectural customers and design professionals in specifying powder and finding capable, quality applicators. Offering lunch and learns is just one of the many opportunities the specification program entails.


For more information, please talk to your local representative or contact Fiona at Flevin@ifscoatings.com


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