We were energized during our time as exhibitors at EASTEC 2013 in Springfield, MA, last week. Building 3 of the facility was abuzz with innovation. Interested attendees, asking all the right questions, flooded the floor for all three days, including representatives from small and large manufacturers, local and international companies. The show truly lived up to it's tagline "human ingenuity, manufacturing brilliance". If you're involved in industry in the Northeast, or want to be, we recommend you get involved with EASTEC, sponsored by SME.
Liberty Intercept Blog
Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 23, 2013 10:07:00 PM
Forgers have been around since there have been things to forge; currency and art being the most sensationalized examples, but commercial goods make up the overwhelming bulk of forgeries. Recently, these types of forgeries have moved more into the mainstream and been accepted as part of modern culture. I find it compelling that we now willingly turn a blind eye to some forgeries (like the designer shoes pictured) because they appear as novelties, but we ignore the fact that billions of dollars (in merchandise and fake money as well as lost relics and works of art) are lost. Perhaps it is like a game: the forger vs. the world, with the goal to fool the masses.
Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 15, 2013 3:15:00 PM
For some of us it is that glorious beginning to a season where we are anxious to see how our team’s off season acquisitions will fare against the rest of the big league. Others of us wallow in self-pity at Wrigley Field… either way I have always been captivated by the number of baseballs used during the course of an MLB.
Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 12, 2013 10:20:00 AM
From guest poster, Chris Iannucci: When I first began collecting coins and other collectibles about 10 years ago, I never gave much thought to proper storage and preservation. I just bought what I liked, and kept most items in a display case so I could view them from time to time or share them with friends or family. This gave me much enjoyment over the years.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year the ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary (his actual full name, I am a sucker for formality) pronounced loud and clear, “Get ready for an early spring!” I was happy to hear this. The sportsman in me is begging to get outdoors after several months of being relegated to four walls of my apartment, with the occasional reprieve to the gym or the ski slopes. I am sure I am not the only one.