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Game on: Egg vs Peanut; Intercept Packaging vs Nature's Packaging

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 15, 2013 1:58:00 PM

Very early in my career in packaging, my boss said, “nature’s egg is the best packaging ever”.  Knowing what I do now, I think, “what are you nuts? (foreshadowing!); no way”. Sure, the eggshell may maintain freshness, but the shell is so fragile that only because of man’s innovation in creative packaging has it been that the egg can be transported, stored, and sold to consumers with limited breaking and spoiling. Without man’s packaging solutions, the egg would only stay local to the chicken farmer and his immediate community. Custom packaging manufacturing has allowed the egg to be raised in one location and safely shared all around the globe.

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Topics: industrial packaging, creative packaging

A Look at Packaging Costs

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 8, 2013 8:45:00 PM

You may have seen these TV ads. The actor, dressed in black, the stubbly beard and jet black hair has him looking tough like Tony Soprano’s nephew, as he sits smugly with this legs up on the table. He kicks the competitor's bottle of vodka off the table and proclaims that his brand pours him a measured shot, while inquiring what the competitor’s brand does for him. Sticking with alcoholic products, one beer brand has some sort of a thermometer on the side of the can, in case the consumer can’t tell if it’s cold while touching it; another may have a new type of tear tab, a bigger mouth, to allow more beer to be consumed quickly.  It’s happening with most consumer products; the packaging is a greater selling point than the product inside. It appears consumers want these conveniences. In many of these scenarios, the cost of packaging is likely greater than the cost of the product it contains.

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Topics: better packaging, industrial packaging, retail packaging

The Costs of Bad Air Quality

Posted by Joe Spitz on May 24, 2013 10:05:00 AM

We’ve written about the extraordinary air pollution in Southeast Asia before.  Our biggest interest has been in alerting U.S. manufacturers that smog and soot will degrade their products, especially when shipping and storing into atmospheres like China. Atmospheric pollution can quickly rob the whole life of their hard-earned products and hence, damage their company’s reputation for making quality product. Liberty offers our Intercept Packaging to combat this problem.

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Topics: air quality

Corrosion, Degradation and Pollution

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 8, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Sulfur Dioxide Is the Major Problem with Atmospheric Pollution According To Study

“moderate volcanic eruptions are the main drivers of stratospheric aerosol variability from 2000 to 2010….” . - University of Colorado study, from an IEEE Magazine article

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Topics: export, American manufacturing, corrosion prevention, environmental effects of volatiles, Asia

Increased Overseas Pollution Troubling for American Export Business

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 5, 2013 1:06:00 PM

American manufacturing companies would naturally seek opportunities to sell their hard- earned products into newly industrialized countries like China, India, Brazil, and others, to take advantage of the tremendous trade growth there. These markets are attractive and whether American companies export to them or establish factories to manufacture there, atmospheric pollution is very much a problem and should be considered. 

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Topics: export, American manufacturing, effects of pollution

Copper as Anti-Microbial

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 19, 2013 9:40:00 AM

Please enjoy these excerpts from a Copper Development Association Inc. article regarding the importance of copper and bronze to civilization. Intercept Technology packaging products have a copper backbone bonded into the plastics packaging that acts as a an atmospheric barrier to protect the product inside from corrosion, static charges, and mildew.

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Topics: Copper, Intercept Technology packaging, anti-microbial

Copper and the Alchemy of Bronze

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 15, 2013 5:58:00 PM

A few years ago, Liberty Packaging president Elaine was interviewed by the Copper Development Association, an organization dedicated to the copper metal and its uses. The Association took a particular interest in Corrosion Intercept. Corrosion Intercept, like all the Intercept Technology products, has a copper backbone bonded into the plastic packaging that acts as an atmospheric barrier, protecting the product inside from corrosion, static charges, and mildew. In that article, there is a link to a similar story regarding the importance of bronze, copper, and tin to man’s progress that I found fascinating.  Here are some excerpts.  I hope you enjoy.

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Topics: Copper, American manufacturing, mining equipment, manufacturing

Intercept Packaging Reviewed by Leading Archivist

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 12, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Art Conservators are conservative.  Not necessarily in the political sense, but most certainly in their approach to their work. As well as they should be. Conservation-restoration is a profession devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage for the future. Words can be biased; objects and art may tell a more revealing story of a past society. The role of the conservator involves the examination, conservation, and preservation of cultural objects using any methods that prove effective in keeping that property in as close to its original condition as possible for as long as possible. Minimal intervention is a guideline a conservator must follow.

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Topics: corrosion, art, MFA, archival

Packaging Your Coins - Announcing Coin Armour

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 12, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Liberty Packaging Co. is proud to announce that Coin Armour is now distributing Corrosion Intercept® bags for the protection of coins, paper money, documents, and comic books.  Coin Amour has a consumer/dealer friendly web site in which to navigate and purchase products. The Coin Amour company is owned and operated by Chris Iannucci, a coin and comic book collector/dealer whose expertise in the field of numismatics was instrumental in the development of the Corrosion Intercept bag line for the preservation of collectibles that you'll find on the Coin Armour site. 

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Topics: corrosion, coins, rust, long-term storage

Packaging the IEEE - an Association for Excellence in Electronics

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 29, 2013 10:03:00 AM

“We solve product reliability issues with our Intercept Technology barrier packaging” is one of my elevator speeches. Because of this association with and passion for reliability issues, Liberty Packaging is a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the Reliability Society, a technical Society within the IEEE, the world’s leading association for the advancement of technology. The New York City headquartered IEEE is dedicated to the advancement of technical innovation and excellence. It boasts over 400,000 members in more than 140 counties.  The Reliability Society has 24 chapters and members in 60 countries worldwide. The Boston/New Hampshire/Rhode Island IEEE chapter whose meetings I attend, is recognized as one of the top three most active chapters worldwide every year. That recognition is a credit to its dedicated volunteer officers.

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Topics: American manufacturing, corrosion, boston, IEEE, reliability, quality



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