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

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

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

Bell Labs Honored by IEEE

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 3, 2015 11:29:00 PM

For the first time in the nearly forty year history of the IEEE Milestones program, the group gave four awards in one day to the same company. That company is of course Bell Labs, currently a subsidiary of Alcatel Lucent. President of Bell Labs Marcus Weldon (center of photo) was there to receive the four awards for communications theory and networks, wireless and satellite communications, digital signal processing and computing, and solid-state and optical devices.

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Topics: Bell Labs, IEEE, innovation

1795 Boston Time Capsule Opened

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 8, 2015 6:10:00 PM

220 years ago, founding-fathers and revolutionaries Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and  William Scollay placed a time capsule beneath a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House. In December of 2014, water marks found near the cornerstone earlier in the year were examined, the result of which accidentally revealed the centuries-old box hidden in plaster. It took the Museum of Fine Art's Pam Hatchfield seven hours to free the delicate piece of history from its hiding place. The capsule then required another four hours to open the lid.  But once the MFA's head of objects conservation, Hatchfield, saw what was contained, she knew that those painstaking hours were worth it.

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Topics: boston, corrosion intercept, MFA, time capsule



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