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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

Top 5 Questions About Intercept Technology Packaging

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.

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Topics: barrier packaging, better packaging, Intercept Technology, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, Intercept barrier packaging products

A Look at Packaging Costs

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 8, 2013 8:45:00 PM

You may have seen these TV ads. The actor, dressed in black, the stubbly beard and jet black hair has him looking tough like Tony Soprano’s nephew, as he sits smugly with this legs up on the table. He kicks the competitor's bottle of vodka off the table and proclaims that his brand pours him a measured shot, while inquiring what the competitor’s brand does for him. Sticking with alcoholic products, one beer brand has some sort of a thermometer on the side of the can, in case the consumer can’t tell if it’s cold while touching it; another may have a new type of tear tab, a bigger mouth, to allow more beer to be consumed quickly.  It’s happening with most consumer products; the packaging is a greater selling point than the product inside. It appears consumers want these conveniences. In many of these scenarios, the cost of packaging is likely greater than the cost of the product it contains.

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Topics: better packaging, industrial packaging, retail packaging

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

Packaging and Buried Treasure

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Feb 2, 2012 9:15:00 AM

From guest blogger Albert Greenhut of EMI.

I recently spent a year working in South Africa. The majority of my working hours were spent navigating the winding streets of townships helping organize and manage HIV/AIDS educational programs for kids. In my free time I tried to put myself in fun adventurous situations, like bungee jumping over the Zambezi River (in which I rafted down the class 5 rapids the day before), island hopping in northern Madagascar, safaris, climbing Kilimanjaro, and hunting in the South African bush.

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Topics: Intercept Technology packaging, better packaging, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, good packaging matters

Packaging: It's All in the Swing

Posted by Joe Spitz on Dec 6, 2011 9:43:00 AM

The weather has been unseasonably warm in New England recently, allowing us in this hardy group to participate in outdoor activities such as one of my favorites, hitting golf balls at the driving range. Because of surgery and the subsequent recovery, I haven’t been able to golf for the last few years, but with nice weather and a now-healthy body, it was great to swing the club at the ball again. Of course, for a rusty golfer, there were more misses than that crisp feeling of striking the ball cleanly.

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Topics: better packaging, good packaging matters, packaging industry, protective packaging

Quality and Innovation in Packaging

Posted by Joe Spitz on Sep 19, 2011 6:59:00 AM

My wife returned from her business trip to Las Vegas with a gift for me. Elaine said the trade show she visited was fascinating, but my mind was focused on the shiny gift bag she held in her hand.

The smallish, designer, bottom and side gusseted, heavy card stock bag is a distinguished, full-color print to match the color scheme of the product inside. From the flat bottom, the shape tapers inward toward the opening, which features a die cut handle and ribbon closure. Inside the bag is a box surrounded by clear shrink wrap.

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Topics: better packaging, good packaging matters, innovation in packaging

Oil-Free Packaging for Corrosion Prevention - Is It Better?

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jul 26, 2011 6:33:00 AM

When it comes to packaging, you have a lot to consider. Materials, design, cost, and all kinds of other considerations come into play when deciding which types of packaging would best suit your needs. When you're shipping metal parts and other costly items, or when you're looking for packaging that offers corrosion resistance, resistance to moisture, and/or product and worker-safe solutions, you have even more considerations to make.

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Topics: better packaging, oil-free packaging, corrosion resistance

8 Criteria for Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jun 23, 2011 5:00:00 AM

The word “sustainable” means many things to many people. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition provides a common vision and a framework of guidelines toward the improvement of packaging. According to the SPC, their definition has been widely adopted throughout the packaging industry.

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Topics: better packaging, sustainable packaging, recyclable

Better Packaging and Beach Music

Posted by Joe Spitz on Jun 21, 2011 4:56:00 AM

We can talk about better packaging, shipping and storage, and decreased carbon footprint any day. It’s summer, and I’d like to share something different, a more personal story:

My wife and I were on one of my favorite beaches recently, Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA.  My fondness is based not only on memories of lifeguarding Nantasket in the mid to late 70s, but also because it’s a public beach where on any given hot day, thousands of sunbathers will visit, so it has a bit of a honky tonk edge.  You can people-watch all day long at Nantasket, observing all sorts of characters and the interplay between fellow sun worshipers.

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Topics: better packaging, consumer products



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