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What is Corrosion?

Posted by Greg Spitz on Nov 28, 2017 4:37:29 PM

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Topics: corrosion

Retail vs Industrial Packaging: Yin and Yang

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Nov 28, 2017 4:18:53 PM

From Wikipedia: “In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (陰陽 yīnyáng, lit. "dark-bright", "negative-positive") describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.” The intent of retail packaging versus that of packaging for industrial use may seem unrelated at first glance, but I maintain they are most certainly connected.

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Topics: better packaging, reasons for packaging, quality

Intercept Like Human Skin

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

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

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4 Ways to Help Combat the Problem of Condensation and Corrosion

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 23, 2017 2:25:35 PM

Here’s a simple question: what happens when something cold is then exposed to a hot and humid atmosphere? That’s easy, of course, “sweat” forms on the surface of the cold item. For instance, your cold drinks in the summer where there is a surprisingly large quantity of water droplets dripping off the glass or can. That condensation can lead to corrosion problems when shipping your valuable products to docks and into operations where you have less control; especially if your company is shipping globally and/or to areas where the climates are generally warmer. It can actually be an issue most anywhere.

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Exporting to a Polluted World

Posted by Joe Spitz on Aug 8, 2017 10:20:45 AM

Please let us share some information about shipping to polluted climates, in which air quality is worsening around the globe. I will explain this issue from a very humanistic approach and that is with statistics around global human death. In a 2014 report, the World Health Organization, which monitors this information, estimates that worldwide air pollution exposure is now the leading cause for death, over seven million people, one in eight total global deaths. “Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk” the report reads.

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Topics: export

Portraying Polymers and CorrCon

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 3, 2017 9:46:52 AM

You may remember Levar Burton as “the Reading Rainbow guy” or as Lieutenant Commander (later Chief Engineer) Geordi La Forge, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. In our featured video, Burton narrates Corrosion Comprehension 2: Portraying Polymers, part of an ambitious video series produced by CorrDefense in concert with the Department of Defense, aimed at educating military personnel and the public about the threat and the science of corrosion.

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Topics: Corrosion Control

9 Reasons to Select Permanent ESD Bags

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 25, 2017 4:43:46 PM

Static events happen continuously. Static dissipative packaging bags are a great defense to preventing electrostatic from attacking your electronic devices and circuit boards.  For a better understanding of this dangerous phenomenon, please consult with our friends at Dangelmayer Associates.

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Topics: ESD

EASTEC for Innovative Manufacturing

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 19, 2017 7:36:40 PM

Liberty Intercept is planning our biennial appearance as an exhibitor at EASTEC 2017 at the Eastern States Expo facility (home of The Big E) in Springfield, MA, May 16 - 18. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), EASTEC is the East Coast's premier manufacturing trade show. We invite you to be our guest!

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Topics: manufacturing, trade show, EASTEC

Why Robotics?

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 28, 2017 5:24:24 PM

If you Google the phrase “what can we use robots for”, the first explanation that pops up is this one, from a children’s show called “Science Trek” on Idaho Public Television:

“Most robots today are used to do repetitive actions or jobs considered too dangerous for humans. A robot is ideal for going into a building that has a possible bomb. Robots are also used in factories to build things like cars, candy bars, and electronics.”

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Topics: Robotics

Corrosion Control - Materials Selection

Posted by Greg Spitz on Mar 28, 2017 5:24:00 PM

This is sixth in a series on Corrosion Control. Find the previous articles here.

After talking about cathodic protection, and specifically some of the more complex impressed current cathodic protection systems, we now come to seemingly the most boring of the subsections of corrosion control: materials selection. However mundane choosing materials may seem (or may even actually be), it is, in fact, the most important factor in corrosion control. To be sure, there is an entire universe of materials selection for corrosion control. Several (possibly leather-bound) books have tried to illuminate areas of common concern, the most comprehensive being ASM International's Materials Selection for Corrosion Control by S.L. Chawla and R.K. Gupta. Although in the 24 years since that book was published, not only has the science of corrosion control developed, but the number of materials from which to select has also grown. An update may be needed, but this article shall not suffice for that job, it shall merely overview the subject.

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Topics: Corrosion Control



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