In conversation with a young union pipe fitter (Local 537) at the local pub, he shared how they prepare metal surfaces for welding, soldering, joining, and where the stress points are. Our man emphasized that with any pipe system, it is the joints or the connections that are the most susceptible to failure. It occurred to me that is the case with most products, simply, the weakest link is where materials meet.
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Without barrier protection in place, paper fiber corrugated cartons may cause corrosion on products stored within. In fact, even a product stored for just four weeks in a corrugated box that meets the archival standards established by the U.S. National Archives and is at the upper limits of the sulfur level specified, would see corrosive sulfur potential exposure equivalent of greater than 20 years of natural exposure. Four weeks is not a lot of time for shipping and storage, especially if that carton is shipped overseas and/or into humid, harsh environments where air pollution is prevalent.Read More
Aren’t all anti-corrosion packaging materials the same?
No. Barrier protection products work in vastly different ways. The Intercept Technology line of products protects in two ways. First, they act as a moisture barrier. Second, Intercept reacts with and permanently neutralizes corrosive gases to form a corrosive gas barrier. This dual form of protection eliminates the two elements needed to form atmospheric corrosion. Intercept’s mechanism for protection is sacrificial, therefore, it won’t contaminate the product it’s protecting. The typical “waterproof” or vapor barrier bag/shroud concept is to attempt to keep the atmosphere and/or relative humidity from the protected product; whereas the emitting protection products, packaging and canisters, will surround the product with a volatile vapor. More...
Are desiccants needed with Intercept products?
Yes and no. If there are no large voids in the package, then the Intercept will react with the corrosive gases within the package and eliminate the potential danger without desiccating. However, if there are large voids that don’t allow the Intercept material to be close to some areas, then it would be best to utilize desiccants, making sure that the desiccants are not directly touching metals. Please consult with us for your recommended usage.
Posted by Greg Spitz on Nov 16, 2015 7:05:00 PM
Here are some of the questions we have received and answered most recently:
1. Can I have Intercept in pre-made shrouds/bags? Yes. In addition to our standard on-shelf sizes, Intercept Packaging material can be custom converted to best fit whatever size you need.
2. Does Intercept fit into a reusable packaging program? Absolutely. In fact, it is the best packaging material to choose and a reusable program can be accomplished by choosing Intercept flexible films or fabrics and/or rigid trays, totes and lids.
The end of the year is always marked by all sorts of lists and countdowns. I enjoy the symbolism of ending one chapter and beginning of another, and there is no more natural time than now to do this.
As a founding member of the worldwide trade association Intercept Technology Group, Liberty Packaging has a wealth of information to share when it comes to industrial packaging, corrosion, electrostatic discharge, insect inhibition, and shrink wrapping. Our Intercept group includes many talented people from varied industrial backgrounds, all willing to share and contribute to help companies from all across the globe solve problems, increase their product reliability, decrease costs, and hence improve your company's profits or help meet difficult budgets.
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.
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:
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.
From guest poster Albert Greenhut, of Engineered Materials, Inc.
Those who have followed my writing may have the inkling that I am fairly green-minded. I base my beliefs on many issues upon my ideas about how life should be lived as a member of the world community, including taking responsibility for your actions and showing respect toward others.
For my entire life I have thought of Los Angeles as the pollution capital of the United States of America. This has to do with the timing of the rise of the automobile and the city planning of LA itself. Cars were becoming popular and room for trains got squeezed out of the planning, leaving what was soon to become one of the world’s largest cities without much potential for public transport.