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Packaging Electricity in South Africa

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jun 29, 2012 12:39:00 PM

Today's post by intrepid and well-traveled blogger Albert Greenhut of Engineered Materials Inc., Chicago, IL

Kimberley, South Africa (home to the original DeBeers mine) was the second city in the world to have electricity, first installed in 1881. South Africa, more specifically Johannesburg, is now in an interesting position regarding electricity.

Fast forward to today. South Africa is the biggest consumer of electricity on the African continent, at 215 billion kWh (kilowatt hours) consumed each year, twice as much as Egypt consumes, 104 billion kWh, as of 2011. With an ever growing population and the biggest economic engine in Africa, these demands are surely on the rise.

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Topics: industrial packaging, corrosion prevention, shrink film

Packaging Jets

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jun 26, 2012 2:10:00 PM

Our colleages in South Africa, Rhino Plastics, put together this music video (Daily Motion link below) that subtly, though impressively, shows the importance of Intercept Technology heavy duty barrier packaging for the prevention of corrosion.

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Topics: corrosion prevention, reduce costs, packaging innovation

Top Two Corrosion Definitions

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jun 19, 2012 11:33:00 AM

 As we approach the warmer, moister summer months, when corrosion is more prevalent, let’s address this simple question: “what is corrosion?” I spent an evening browsing the web for corrosion definitions, some were specific, some in the middle with regard to complexity, and some broader and more profound. Here are two of my favorites:

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

Does Corrosion Keep You Awake at Night? MFG4 Hartford 2012

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jun 18, 2012 1:55:00 PM

We recently exhibited Intercept Technology Packaging at MFG4 in Hartford, CT, an event hosted and produced by SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers), which provided a bird's eye view of amazing and innovative technology in the fields of medicine, aerospace, defense and energy. 

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Topics: American manufacturing, MFG4, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, trade show, SME

Safe Packaging for Guitar Strings....

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jun 14, 2012 10:00:00 PM

....because for a guitarist, touching strings is personal.

If you have been in the music equipment business for any length of time, you may know of the copper Corrosion Intercept string bag pictured at left. Intercept Technology is a Bell Labs innovation which protects products from rust and corrosion, mold and mildew, and static charges. Intercept enables this protection while not releasing any volatile chemicals. Your products inside Intercept will remain fresh and your customers and employees are assured not to have complex chemicals on their fingers from playing your strings or in their lungs from inhaling. 

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Topics: better packaging, guitar strings, corrosion prevention, sustainable packaging

Going "Grean" with Packaging

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 29, 2012 8:32:00 PM

Yes, I spelled it correctly; "going grean", according to The Converting Curmudgeon, is the process of combining the tenets of environmentalism with those of lean manufacturing. Concerns over the environmental impact of packaging, as well as health and cost issues, can be assuaged by manufacturers "going grean". The Curmudgeon (Mark Spaulding) writes about a recent Converting Influence meeting featuring a presentation by Dr. Steven Dunn, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and director of the school's Center for Sustainable Enterprise. Dunn is a former packaging manufacturing and logistics manager for H.J. Heinz Co. and author of The Green Baron (Trafford Publishing).

According to Spaulding, Dr. Dunn explained why the focus on "going GREAN" is important:

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Topics: waste, sustainable packaging, how to reduce waste

Packaging Humvees with Award-Winning Intercept

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 16, 2012 10:25:00 AM

Efficiency is important.  Having to do a job two or three times in order to make it right is a waste; it's also not very much fun either (you are currently reading my third draft). There are times where such redundancy is necessary. An example we at the ITG use to display this is the case of the armor-plated Humvee cabs.

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Topics: waste, corrosion resistance, how to reduce waste, outdoor storage

Intercept Packaging Meets Interceptor

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 8, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Today's post was written by Albert Greenhut of Engineered Materials, Inc.

What do little kids like? Loud horns, big locomotives, fast airplanes, cool cars, etc.

Anything that is big or fast or strong that pushes the limits of our imagination appeals to the inner child in all of us, some of us even let this inner child run wild and can truly enjoy “big boy toys”. That same philosophy applies to when you ask a child what their favorite animal is. You usually hear something like an elephant because it’s enormous, a shark because it’s scary, or a cheetah because it is fast.

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Topics: how to reduce packaging waste, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, corrosion prevention, sustainable packaging

Packaging: INTERCEPT® Mineral Preservation System

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 2, 2012 9:10:00 PM

Here's an innovative use of Intercept Technology Packaging, brought to the mining industry by our Intercept Technology Group colleagues in the Asia Pacific Region.

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Topics: Intercept Technology packaging, Asia, anti-fungal

I’m a Fan of Intercept Packaging: Protection for My Home Possessions

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 26, 2012 10:14:00 PM

This post continues my series on how I have implemented Intercept protective films for my home owners possession protection and how Intercept has limited me from having to buy the same things at the home improvement stores over and over again. Let me tell you about my over 20-year-old air conditioner unit. It is on its last legs. This story is not about the A/C solely, actually it is more about the back-up portable fans I save for when the A/C is down and needs repair.

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



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