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Fear, Change and Packaging

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jun 24, 2013 9:57:00 PM

As I was reading Chris Brogan's (Human Business Works) recent article about change and fear, the paragraph that struck me was this one: "Before Netflix, Blockbuster was a sure thing. Before Zipcar, you owned a car, borrowed a car, or rented a car. AirBNB has changed hospitality options. Square gives everyone the ability to be a credit card merchant when that wasn’t true as recently as a few years ago without a lot of hassle." I was a loyal Blockbuster customer until Netflix made renting movies so easy. Once Hulu entered the scene with their free online TV shows, the computer became my central source of entertainment. It was only about 50 years ago that my family sat around a single small black and white TV that had only three channels of entertainment. Big changes.

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Topics: vci, innovation, packaging

Reasons Why Transportation Management Software Tackles Freight Costs

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 28, 2013 3:07:00 PM

From the desk of Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager, Cerasis Inc. Google+

There are many reasons why disruptive technology, such as the Cerasis Rater web-based transportation management software aid in tackling holistic freight costs. Much like packaging, and protecting your invaluable company products is a part of doing business, often, the next step is shipping your products via full truckload, small package, or less-than-truckload. Like packaging, you want to make sure that when you look at investing in transportation, no matter how you do it, you have to look at all the cost factors, not just the price you see from a carrier. Does the carrier get your product to the customer in time often enough? Do they have enough insurance to cover you in case of a damaged freight situation, and finally, what is the freight cost to actually ship that?

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Topics: Cerasis

The Costs of Bad Air Quality

Posted by Joe Spitz on May 24, 2013 10:05:00 AM

We’ve written about the extraordinary air pollution in Southeast Asia before.  Our biggest interest has been in alerting U.S. manufacturers that smog and soot will degrade their products, especially when shipping and storing into atmospheres like China. Atmospheric pollution can quickly rob the whole life of their hard-earned products and hence, damage their company’s reputation for making quality product. Liberty offers our Intercept Packaging to combat this problem.

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Topics: air quality

Intercept Packaging Ingenuity at EASTEC 2013

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 23, 2013 10:07:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Intercept Technology packaging, Liberty Packaging, trade show, SME, EASTEC

Forgery and Packaging

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 21, 2013 9:40:00 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.

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Topics: anti-counterfeit

Recycling Baseballs, Packaging, and Other Springtime Fun

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.

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Topics: Intercept Technology packaging, innovation in packaging, recyclable, recycling packaging

Storage and Preservation for Coins: It Matters

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.  

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Topics: corrosion, consumer products, coins

Corrosion, Degradation and Pollution

Posted by Joe Spitz on Apr 8, 2013 10:57:00 AM

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

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Topics: export, American manufacturing, corrosion prevention, environmental effects of volatiles, Asia

Increased Overseas Pollution Troubling for American Export Business

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. 

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Topics: export, American manufacturing, effects of pollution

Copper as Anti-Microbial

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 19, 2013 9:40:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Copper, Intercept Technology packaging, anti-microbial



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