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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

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

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

Intercept Like Human Skin

Posted by Joe Spitz on Nov 16, 2017 9:05:04 AM

“Placing your products into Intercept is like placing a human skin around them.” - Joe Spitz, numerous sales calls.

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4 Ways to Help Combat the Problem of Condensation and Corrosion

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 23, 2017 2:25:35 PM

Here’s a simple question: what happens when something cold is then exposed to a hot and humid atmosphere? That’s easy, of course, “sweat” forms on the surface of the cold item. For instance, your cold drinks in the summer where there is a surprisingly large quantity of water droplets dripping off the glass or can. That condensation can lead to corrosion problems when shipping your valuable products to docks and into operations where you have less control; especially if your company is shipping globally and/or to areas where the climates are generally warmer. It can actually be an issue most anywhere.

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Exporting to a Polluted World

Posted by Joe Spitz on Aug 8, 2017 10:20:45 AM

Please let us share some information about shipping to polluted climates, in which air quality is worsening around the globe. I will explain this issue from a very humanistic approach and that is with statistics around global human death. In a 2014 report, the World Health Organization, which monitors this information, estimates that worldwide air pollution exposure is now the leading cause for death, over seven million people, one in eight total global deaths. “Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk” the report reads.

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Topics: export

9 Reasons to Select Permanent ESD Bags

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 25, 2017 4:43:46 PM

Static events happen continuously. Static dissipative packaging bags are a great defense to preventing electrostatic from attacking your electronic devices and circuit boards.  For a better understanding of this dangerous phenomenon, please consult with our friends at Dangelmayer Associates.

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Topics: ESD

Flexible Packaging a Key to Savings

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 17, 2017 7:25:08 PM

In a report by market research firm “Markets and Markets”, it is projected that the flexible packaging industry will have an over 5% annual growth rate, to exceed $125 billion by 2021. In 2016 the market was at $98 billion. Packaging is considered flexible packaging if its shape can be easily changed, and includes any one or a combination of: paper, plastic, film, foil, metalized or coated papers.

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Topics: plastics, flexible packaging

5 More Reasons for Packaging with Intercept

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 31, 2016 3:09:00 PM

Aren’t all anti-corrosion packaging materials the same?

No. Barrier protection products work in vastly different ways. The Intercept Technology line of products protects in two ways. First, they act as a moisture barrier. Second, Intercept reacts with and permanently neutralizes corrosive gases to form a corrosive gas barrier. This dual form of protection eliminates the two elements needed to form atmospheric corrosion. Intercept’s mechanism for protection is sacrificial, therefore, it won’t contaminate the product it’s protecting. The typical “waterproof” or vapor barrier bag/shroud concept is to attempt to keep the atmosphere and/or relative humidity from the protected product; whereas the emitting protection products, packaging and canisters, will surround the product with a volatile vapor. More...

Are desiccants needed with Intercept products?

Yes and no. If there are no large voids in the package, then the Intercept will react with the corrosive gases within the package and eliminate the potential danger without desiccating. However, if there are large voids that don’t allow the Intercept material to be close to some areas, then it would be best to utilize desiccants, making sure that the desiccants are not directly touching metals. Please consult with us for your recommended usage.

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Topics: barrier packaging, Intercept Technology, anti-corrosion barrier packaging



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