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Intercept Like Human Skin

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

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

As I sit with a bad head cold for far too many days, I couldn’t help but ponder the differences and similarities between human skin and Intercept plastic packaging. One big difference ascertained in my current sniffly condition is that I can contaminate whatever I touch and Intercept does not. I am very conscious that my hands and body can spread this virus to others around me, so am aware of all touch surfaces and do try my best to cover completely when I sneeze and cough. On the other hand, Intercept has been tested by many aerospace companies and other manufacturers of products in fields where there can be NO form of contamination (non-volatile and non-particle shedding; organic and inorganic) and it passes the test every time. In fact, Static Intercept passes the stringent NASA on-board testing for contaminates, and Intercept plastics can even be clean room processed if desired. The Intercept Technology can passively kill virus microbes. Maybe I should consider body armor made of Intercept.

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Surely the human skin is amazing in that it is self-healing, has a measure of chemical resistance, will absorb nutrients, has UV protection, has a long shelf life, can reproduce and grow, is flexible, but it is temperature and humidity sensitive so it does need clothing. Intercept cannot self-heal and grow, but it does react and neutralize harmful atmospheric gases, Intercept Shrink Film has UV blocks, all are moisture barriers, all Intercept packaging materials have a long shelf life, are temperature and humidity independent, and all are flexible and can be formed around a product to protect it. Both human skin and Intercept are electrical except that skin will cause electrostatic events (shock) whereas Intercept will dissipate static fields.

One area where Intercept has a huge advantage when compared to human skin is its cut, tear, and puncture resistance. As we have all experienced, human skin is easily punctured, whereas Intercept polyethylene has a highly durable surface. The Intercept polyethylene can be produced up to 8 mils thick, or with scrim netting reinforcement, or laminated to outdoor fabrics, and all those films are very rugged. Puncture or cut repair can be easy or very complicated with the human skin, whereas a patch of waterproof tape can suffice for Intercept.

Of course, this is just a fun way to look at Intercept Technology packaging’s many advantageous properties. As versatile as it is, even Intercept Technology packaging can’t match up to the human epidermis.

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