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Retail vs Industrial Packaging: Yin and Yang

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Nov 28, 2017 4:18:53 PM

From Wikipedia: “In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (陰陽 yīnyáng, lit. "dark-bright", "negative-positive") describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.” The intent of retail packaging versus that of packaging for industrial use may seem unrelated at first glance, but I maintain they are most certainly connected.

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Topics: better packaging, reasons for packaging, quality

Portraying Polymers and CorrCon

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 3, 2017 9:46:52 AM

You may remember Levar Burton as “the Reading Rainbow guy” or as Lieutenant Commander (later Chief Engineer) Geordi La Forge, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. In our featured video, Burton narrates Corrosion Comprehension 2: Portraying Polymers, part of an ambitious video series produced by CorrDefense in concert with the Department of Defense, aimed at educating military personnel and the public about the threat and the science of corrosion.

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Topics: Corrosion Control

EASTEC for Innovative Manufacturing

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 19, 2017 7:36:40 PM

Liberty Intercept is planning our biennial appearance as an exhibitor at EASTEC 2017 at the Eastern States Expo facility (home of The Big E) in Springfield, MA, May 16 - 18. 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: EASTEC, manufacturing, trade show

Why Robotics?

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 28, 2017 5:24:24 PM

If you Google the phrase “what can we use robots for”, the first explanation that pops up is this one, from a children’s show called “Science Trek” on Idaho Public Television:

“Most robots today are used to do repetitive actions or jobs considered too dangerous for humans. A robot is ideal for going into a building that has a possible bomb. Robots are also used in factories to build things like cars, candy bars, and electronics.”

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Topics: Robotics

3D Printing - The Future is Now

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 16, 2017 10:17:36 AM

  We're fascinated with the possibilities implicated by the rapid development of faster, cheaper, 
more efficient 3D printers. 3D printing had its advent in 1983, with a printer invented by Chuck Hull called a stereolithographer (SL or SLA), that used UV-curable liquids as its media.

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Topics: 3D Printing

Air Pollution in Industrial China

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jan 6, 2017 11:01:04 AM

The air quality in industrial China has been under scrutiny for some time. Early in 2016, China's environmental ministry announced that just 8 of the country's 74 largest cities passed the government's basic air quality standards in 2014. 

Beijing and other Chinese cities are choking under a blanket of smog. It’s so thick in Tianjin that at times, planes can’t land. In December, authorities issued the first “red alert” of 2016, and 1,200 Beijing-area factories were instructed to reduce production or shut down operations temporarily, in an effort to reduce air pollution, according press reports.

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Topics: air quality, environmental issues

Anti-counterfeit Packaging Projections at $154 Billion by 2020

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Nov 10, 2016 1:07:13 PM

It seems to be a daily occurrence where there is news of a breach of some sort, into private lives, or a company's "secure" information, and most assuredly the classified information of our governments. It has been well reported that these are systematic attacks. As the world has become more intricately connected, with increasing individual anonymity, and more "treasures" available, opportunities for thieves to prosper abound.

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Topics: anti-counterfeit

Corrosion Control - Let's Break It Down

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 1, 2016 4:16:14 PM

"Corrosion Control" generally refers to the implementation of measures to reduce or eliminate corrosion in:

  • Metal
  • Concrete
  • Water
  • Sand
  • Masonry
  • Soil

Corrosion control consists of different monitoring and control techniques used by industries to solve corrosion problems according to their requirements. Such methods are important to avoiding the expense and negative consequences of corrosion.

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Topics: corrosion, corrosion controls, Corrosion Control

25 Reasons to Save Materials and Reduce Waste

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Dec 12, 2015 9:46:00 AM

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines the concept of waste minimization as follows: the use of source reduction and/or environmentally sound recycling methods prior to energy recovery, treatment, or disposal of wastes.

This paper from Waste Management’s Insight Section called “Manufacturing & Industrial” Waste Minimization” contains a wealth of information on the subject. Because the Intercept Technology packaging material influences many industries and processes, we at Liberty Packaging are required to have knowledge in many areas. Water and water vapor mitigation, corrosion protection, electro-static discharge, insect nesting, mold and mildew, worldwide atmospheres, materials cleanliness, and general packaging concepts are just some of the matters that concern our customers, in addition to waste minimization and reduction.

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Topics: cost of goods reduction, quality assurance, how to reduce waste

The Martian - Part II - Adventure on the Rust Planet

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Oct 30, 2015 11:37:00 AM

The movie, in 3D, was visually stunning  and the extra dimension added layers to the CGI of Mars. I was so immersed that I only noticed the 3D at certain heightened moments, one in particular when snow was falling in front of onlookers on earth. I was fully engrossed.  

I read reviews of “The Martian” where some people expressed disappointment that the movie was a departure from the book. Considering the volume of twists and turns (along with explanations of why certain things were tough on Mars and how Watney, the main character played by Matt Damon, solved the problems) it would have been impossible to actually fit all of them in with satisfactory explanations or narration.

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Topics: corrosion, rust, Static Intercept



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