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Packaging's Crucial Role vs FOD

Posted by Joe Spitz on May 20, 2024 3:54:44 PM

In the battle against foreign object damage (FOD), packaging plays a vital role in safeguarding products against contamination.

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Topics: American manufacturing, barrier packaging, better packaging, ESD, reliability, reasons for packaging, innovation in packaging, long-term storage

Customer Service with a Smile

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 3, 2024 11:23:39 AM

"What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?" – George Eliot, Novelist

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Topics: American manufacturing, reliability, Liberty Packaging, customer service

Statue of Liberty Copper Patina = Corrosion

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 6, 2024 3:03:28 PM

“The first step to change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” 

~Nathaniel Branden

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Topics: barrier packaging, better packaging, manufacturers, Statue of Liberty, manufacturing, quality, corrosion prevention

Practical Applications for Intercept: Covers + Liners + Inserts

Posted by Joe Spitz on Sep 29, 2023 12:48:20 PM

“The first step to change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” 

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Topics: better packaging, manufacturers, custom packaging, manufacturing, outdoor storage

Engineered to Recycle - Waste Not

Posted by Joe Spitz on Aug 8, 2023 12:35:24 PM

   

    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 Aug 8, 2023 12:34:32 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

Contamination in Manufacturing: Definitions

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jun 14, 2023 12:25:19 PM

 

“It is never possible to predict a physical occurrence with unlimited precision.” - Max Planck

 

Contamination of manufactured products is a broad-ranging subject. Let’s first review the definitions of “contamination” and, since even the definitions are topically wide, we’ve narrowed in to a couple that make sense for the manufacturing industry.

 

From Wikipedia: “Contamination is the presence of a constituent, impurity, or some other undesirable element that spoils, corrupts, infects, makes unfit, or makes inferior a material, physical body, natural environment, workplace, etc.

 

In environmental chemistry, the term "contamination" is in some cases virtually equivalent to pollution, where the main interest is the harm done on a large scale to humans, organisms, or environments." 

 

"An environmental contaminant may be chemical in nature, though it may also be a biological (pathogenic bacteria, virus, invasive species) or physical (energy) agent."

 

That which damages humans will damage materials and products as well.

 

Astute engineers and businesses will also look at contamination from a legal perspective.

 

From Law Insider:  “Contaminated Product means a product that contains a Prohibited Substance that is not disclosed on the product label or in information available in a reasonable internet search;

 

Contaminated Product means Product that has one or more of the following characteristics: (a) contains foreign substances not inherent or naturally occurring in Product; and/or (b) fails to meet Operator’s minimum specifications.”

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Topics: American manufacturing, manufacturers, quality

CHIPS Act, Part III: Plan for Success

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 15, 2023 5:03:34 PM

Discussion: CHIPS Act - Bring it Home

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Topics: American manufacturing, manufacturers, electronics packaging, Semi-conductor

CHIPS Act: Opportunity or Gamble?          Part II in a series

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 15, 2023 1:58:46 PM

Discussion: CHIPS Act Hurdles

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Topics: American manufacturing, manufacturers, electronics packaging, Semi-conductor

CHIPS Act: General Information          Part I in a series

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 15, 2023 1:22:01 PM

Discussion: The U.S. Government's $52.7 billion Chips for America Fund

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Topics: American manufacturing, manufacturers, electronics packaging, Semi-conductor



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