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ESD and Static - Fun With Science!

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 18, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Here's an entertaining and informative look at some of the basics of electrostatic discharge, hosted by our favorite Science Guy, Don Donovan, Head of the Science Department at Thayer Academy. 

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Topics: barrier packaging, ESD, electronics packaging

Intercept Technology: Better For Our Planet

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Mar 11, 2014 3:56:00 PM

Environmental award-winning Intercept Technology Packaging has a 20+ year history of helping companies store and ship their products around the world, reducing waste, reducing reworks and defects and more! Do you want to reduce or eliminate the use of protective oils in your warehouse or manufacturing plant? With Intercept packaging, you can easily do that.

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Topics: oil-free packaging, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, how to reduce waste

20 Definitions on Electrostatic Discharge - ESD Month- Part 2

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 18, 2014 2:29:00 PM

Even if you are an electrical engineer and these are elementary terms from your high school and college days, it may be fruitful to review their meanings and logic to see if you currently have sufficient packaging to protect your company’s products and assets.  

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Topics: industrial packaging, ESD, electronics packaging

February is ESD Month - Series Part 1

Posted by Joe Spitz on Feb 18, 2014 1:25:00 PM

At Liberty Packaging, where our clients are mostly industrial manufacturers, we have labeled the month of February ESD Month, as the weather across much of the United States is colder with less humidity.  Electrostatic discharge is more likely to happen at this time of the year, for instance, when you pull two articles of clothing apart, you hear that crackling noise (charge devise model or CDM) or when you walk across the carpet to touch a metal door knob and zap!....that's the Human Body Model (HBM). 

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Topics: ESD, electronics packaging, Static Intercept

A Packaging Change? Here's Joe Spitz to Guide You...

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jan 29, 2014 10:52:00 AM

As JFK famously stated: "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present, are certain to miss the future." During my 18 years in the packaging business, I've watched companies large and small deal with change. It's sometimes easy, often challenging, and the individuals charged with change implementation feel the weight of responsibility to their company and co-workers to get it done right. After all, why make a change, if it doesn't make your business more efficient, with less waste and more savings to the bottom line? The rewards of well-considered change are clear.

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Topics: oil-free packaging, corrosion prevention, heavy duty barrier packaging

It's a Small World: How Intercept Packaging Fits

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jan 22, 2014 10:54:00 PM

I have the black and white map (at left) hanging in my house. It is a digital map of all of the flights across the world over the course of one day. When I am feeling pensive I look at it and think how small the world can be and how quickly I can get, literally, anywhere. On the other hand, the colored map (below right) shows the trade routes of British (yellow), Dutch (green), and Spanish (red) from 1750 and 1800. It’s amazing what 200 years can do. 

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Topics: supply chain safety net, protective packaging, Static Intercept

Seasonal Corrosion - Myth-Busting

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jan 14, 2014 12:01:00 PM

Many of our customers take extra consideration of rust and corrosion in the summer. Heat and humidity abound during summer time and can prove to be detrimental to metal and manufactured parts. Often times the winter months do not get the same attention. On a day in the country’s recent cold spell, a day when a polar bear in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo found it too cold to go outside (to be fair it was -42 degrees with wind chill) this misconception could prove to be expensive.

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Topics: Intercept Technology packaging, seasonal corrosion

The Color of Intercept

Posted by Joe Spitz on Dec 13, 2013 12:32:00 PM

If you were to research “Intercept barrier packaging products”, you would find many different options. Some Intercept Technology packaging appears black in color, some copper-colored, some white, and some silver. So what is it with the different colors and what would be best for you? Let me explain.

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Topics: Liberty Packaging, corrosion prevention, heavy duty barrier packaging, Intercept barrier packaging products

Can Intercept Packaging Help Curb Effects of Pollution?

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Dec 12, 2013 1:32:00 PM

On December 7th an article was published by The Huffington Post claiming that Shanghai’s air pollution had reached 602.5 micrograms per cubic meter, the World Health Organizations safety guideline is 25 micrograms per cubic meter and other Chinese cities have recently reached over 1000 on the same scale. "I feel like I'm living in clouds of smog," said Zheng Qiaoyun, a local resident who kept her 6-month-old son at home. "I have a headache, I'm coughing, and it's hard to breathe on my way to my office."

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Corrosion or Rust? Expert John Murphy To the Rescue

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Nov 21, 2013 9:29:00 AM

When a man spends his entire career searching for the best ways to safely control quality in the industrial workplace, he earns the wisdom to be called an expert. John Murphy, Liberty Packaging’s Director of New Business, is a veritable fountain of knowledge regarding detergents, solvents, packaging materials, corrosion, quality in manufacturing and related topics.

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Topics: Intercept Technology packaging, corrosion, oil-free packaging, corrosion prevention, quality assurance



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