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Engineered to Recycle - Waste Not

Posted by Joe Spitz on Nov 15, 2021 11:25:50 AM

   

    Listed below are some outstanding applications for recycled plastics. There are so many more to consider, but these piqued my interest. Commitments from industrial leaders to build products with recycled plastics help to create the market, generating incentive and adding value to industrial and consumer packaging produced with recycled materials.

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Topics: how to reduce packaging waste, sustainable packaging, plastics, recyclable

5 Recycling Problems that Industry Can Help Solve

Posted by Joe Spitz on Sep 28, 2021 1:54:14 PM

     There is a well-intended drive in motion to eliminate single-use packaging, because the world is choking on trash and it’s only getting worse. A very large part of the problem is that developed nations are shipping their trash to developing nations, which necessarily are the least prepared to manage it. Too often in the process, trash spills into waterways leading to oceans, disrupting and entangling animal inhabitants, and presenting a health hazard for the residents of these developing nations. All of these factors and more create a mess that is most imperative to solve, and which is something that can be corrected with our help.

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Topics: how to reduce packaging waste, recyclable, protective packaging, environmental issues

19 Hours: an Intercept CU22 Mask Wearer's Travelogue

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Dec 29, 2020 4:54:41 PM

A COVID-19 Travelogue by guest poster Frank Kroekel of Germany

19 Hours

    A year ago today some of us heard that there was an infection on the rise in China. Hardly anyone would have believed how this would impact our everyday lives. Straight out of a doomsday fiction, not even Hollywood would have dreamt about the scale of the impact of this virus.

    Now, with so many people having lost their lives because of a tiny virus, the changes we are seeing in our traditions and behavior are staggering.


    I have always travelled the globe for work, for fun and for meeting people. This came to a sudden stop in February. We all now know how important it becomes to protect each other and ourselves. This is easier said than done. Wearing a mask for a few short minutes when one runs into a Supermarket or a Gas Station is one thing; being required to wear a mask for 19 hours straight another thing entirely.

    I had to do so in November, when I boarded a long-overdue flight to the US, then to Mexico and for my return to Germany.

   From entering the airport terminal in one country to leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the mask has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) on contact.

    If you wear the mask for straight 19 hours, it is nice to change into a fresh one, before you get to that taxi for your final hotel. The special INTERCEPT CU22™ bag your mask arrives in has the same function as the filter, providing clean storage for my mask between uses. leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the filter has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) through contact. 

    Unlike some of the masks made in China, which you can use for only a few minutes, my INTERCEPT CU22™ masks provided the comfort of easy breathing with additional safety all through my trip. I felt safe! And I did return safely, having been tested several times after my return. An unexpected benefit is that a comfortable mask that feels safe adds to better mask compliance. 

    It’s what I owe to myself and to all those around me.

                                                               Frank Kroekel

                                                               Germany

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Topics: Copper, anti-microbial, CU22, COVID, mask

Corrosion via Corrugate

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 9, 2020 10:29:19 AM

Without barrier protection in place, paper fiber corrugated cartons may cause corrosion on products stored within. In fact, even a product stored for just four weeks in a corrugated box that meets the archival standards established by the U.S. National Archives and is at the upper limits of the sulfur level specified, would see corrosive sulfur potential exposure equivalent of greater than 20 years of natural exposure. Four weeks is not a lot of time for shipping and storage, especially if that carton is shipped overseas and/or into humid, harsh environments where air pollution is prevalent.

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Topics: corrosion, barrier packaging, packaging, quality assurance

EASTEC 2019 for Innovative Manufacturing

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 5, 2019 7:51:16 AM

Liberty Intercept is planning our biennial appearance exhibiting Intercept Technology Packaging at EASTEC 2019 at the Eastern States Expo facility (home of The Big E) in Springfield, MA, May 14 - 16. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), EASTEC is the East Coast's premier manufacturing trade show. We invite you to be our guest!

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Topics: manufacturing, trade show, EASTEC

More Than Just Fire Retardant Film

Posted by Joe Spitz on Dec 17, 2018 12:48:50 PM

Lately, we have had more requests for our fire retardant film, known as AT-FR. The most unique aspect of this NASA tested and approved AT-FR is that not only is the plastic film a clean halogen-free fire retardant (FR) polyethylene film, but it also dissipates static charges or arcing. Isn’t that smart, not only to prevent fires after ignition, but also aiding as a barrier in preventing fire from igniting in the first place. Being static dissipative, AT-FR is great for keeping electronic devices safe from electrostatic damage (ESD).

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Topics: ESD, fire retardant, atfr

What Makes a Chopper?

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jun 11, 2018 3:01:41 PM

In a recent conversation, a prospect looking at our web site saw the picture of the efficiently barrier-wrapped helicopters for storage and commented that “this barrier packaging may be too much” for them. In sales and marketing, that is one of the problems with showing the most impressive applications! Folks may think that they are priced out of usage, but in most instances, that is not the case.

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Topics: plastics, electronics packaging, quality assurance, outdoor storage, total cost assessment

New Corrosion Control Program

Posted by Greg Spitz on Mar 28, 2018 5:46:03 PM

Consider this statement on corrosion from the Government Accountability Office in 2011:

“Corrosion destroys equipment, decreasing readiness and reliability while causing safety hazards and increasing maintenance and other ownership costs. The Department of Defense (DoD) estimates corrosion costs the department over $23 billion annually.”
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Topics: Corrosion Control

Total Cost Assessment - Case Studies

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 7, 2018 4:43:12 PM

iStock-513224340.jpgLiberty Packaging has always advocated for purchasing from the perspective of a Total Cost Assessment, as opposed to simply seeking the best pricing on materials, a philosophy whereby quality may be sacrificed and the ability to streamline optimal processes is lost.  Here we present some case studies that a few manufacturers within the automobile industry were kind enough to share with our Intercept Technology Group Worldwide. 

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Topics: how to reduce packaging waste, cost of goods reduction, total cost assessment

What is Corrosion?

Posted by Greg Spitz on Nov 28, 2017 4:37:29 PM

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Topics: corrosion



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