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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

The Packaging of Punxsutawney Phil

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 9, 2013 3:16:00 PM

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.

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Topics: corrosion, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, corrosion prevention

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

Reliability on Center Stage

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Feb 7, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Over 110 million Americans tuned in to watch the Super Bowl in 2012, and for three straight years the Super Bowl has broken its own viewer record, priming this years’ (2013) to be, again, the most viewed television event in history (even before the official numbers come out). There is the typical build up and fanfare surrounding the event, and why not; it is the quintessential BIG American event. This year was different. The story lines set this one apart: two young coaches who are brothers (who probably have the fiercest rivalry and adoration for each other), an all-time great retiring, a mid-season second year backup quarterback turned sensation, and the list goes on. My favorite story line, albeit a quiet one, had to do with Joe Flacco.

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Topics: reliability, packaging, Static Intercept

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

Packaging Tape Art by Max Zorn

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jan 24, 2013 10:38:00 PM

Here's an excerpt from a fascinating article on the "Bored Panda" blog, self-proclaimed as "the only magazine for pandas." I've always thought of great packaging as art, in it's own way, but this is extraordinary.

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Topics: innovation, art, good packaging matters, packaging

CSI ESD: Electronics and Static

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 15, 2013 8:00:00 PM

Sometimes it just takes a trained eye. Ted Dangelmayer has that in the field of electro-static discharge prevention (ESD or static charges):  a trained eye.  Ted and his team of scientists hunt factory floors, shipping rooms, or wherever there is potential for ESD strikes that ruin circuits, create defects, and/or endanger workers. Like the CSI TV shows, they follow a formulated procedure, based on their many years of experience, to find the systems’ weaknesses.  Ted and his team then recommend corrective action to their clients, typically a small expenditure when compared to the return the company receives in better product quality and reputation. Many times such a change requires retraining personnel, which Ted and his team will expertly do.

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Topics: consumer products, IEEE, ESD, quality

Best Packaging for Electronics: Then and Now

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 8, 2013 10:13:00 PM


While cleaning out the office this holiday season, we came across our very first newsletter sent by U.S. Mail to our contacts in 1996.  Since the inception of Liberty Packaging, our basic marketing philosophy has been to share information about Intercept Technology™ packaging materials. Seventeen years later, it occurs to me that the information shared remains as valuable now to any company manufacturing electronics; devices, boards, and assembling full units. Intercept Technology barrier packaging was disruptive technology compared to the rest of the barrier products in use at that time.  

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Topics: American manufacturing, heavy duty barrier packaging, Static Intercept

Packaging My Gift To You: Celtic Triquetra Knot

Posted by Joe Spitz on Dec 30, 2012 9:31:00 AM

As my gift to you, I present the Triquetra, the Celtic Trinity Knot.

Interlacing pattern design within the endless knot dates back to the Roman Empire, where they were used as decorations on floor mosaics and architecture.  These knot design has been found in other historical civilizations, most notably traced to the Celts during the Iron Age, when the Celts became experts at making jewelry and other artisanal items.  There are many designs and some are quite sophisticated in their patterns.  The Triquetra has three corners, so was embraced by early Christians to represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Other religious groups have also identified with this three-cornered weave design to represent mind, body and spirit or peace, joy, and love. 

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Topics: boston, packaging



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