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19 Hours: an Intercept CU22 Mask Wearer's Travelogue

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Dec 29, 2020 4:54:41 PM

A COVID-19 Travelogue by guest poster Frank Kroekel of Germany

19 Hours

    A year ago today some of us heard that there was an infection on the rise in China. Hardly anyone would have believed how this would impact our everyday lives. Straight out of a doomsday fiction, not even Hollywood would have dreamt about the scale of the impact of this virus.

    Now, with so many people having lost their lives because of a tiny virus, the changes we are seeing in our traditions and behavior are staggering.


    I have always travelled the globe for work, for fun and for meeting people. This came to a sudden stop in February. We all now know how important it becomes to protect each other and ourselves. This is easier said than done. Wearing a mask for a few short minutes when one runs into a Supermarket or a Gas Station is one thing; being required to wear a mask for 19 hours straight another thing entirely.

    I had to do so in November, when I boarded a long-overdue flight to the US, then to Mexico and for my return to Germany.

   From entering the airport terminal in one country to leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the mask has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) on contact.

    If you wear the mask for straight 19 hours, it is nice to change into a fresh one, before you get to that taxi for your final hotel. The special INTERCEPT CU22™ bag your mask arrives in has the same function as the filter, providing clean storage for my mask between uses. leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the filter has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) through contact. 

    Unlike some of the masks made in China, which you can use for only a few minutes, my INTERCEPT CU22™ masks provided the comfort of easy breathing with additional safety all through my trip. I felt safe! And I did return safely, having been tested several times after my return. An unexpected benefit is that a comfortable mask that feels safe adds to better mask compliance. 

    It’s what I owe to myself and to all those around me.

                                                               Frank Kroekel

                                                               Germany

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Topics: Copper, anti-microbial, CU22, COVID, mask

Boston's Time Capsule - Packaged in Copper for Preservation

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 20, 2014 9:56:00 AM

We can read history books and watch documentaries to help us understand our heritage, but every now and then something turns up which helps us comprehend what was important to a past culture. A 113-year-old time capsule was recently discovered in an outdoor statue on the property of Boston’s Old State House. People watching this story are anxious to know what is in the time capsule, so as to understand what was important to the Boston community in 1901. Personally, I want to know how well kept these time capsule contents appear. The articles were placed in a sealed copper box which was then stored inside the lion’s head statue displayed outdoors in an atmospheric climate with four distinct seasons and located on a turbulent ocean.  I see this as a magnificent study in copper as a packaging protector.

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Topics: Copper, anti-microbial, time capsule, packaging, archival

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

Copper and the Alchemy of Bronze

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 15, 2013 5:58:00 PM

A few years ago, Liberty Packaging president Elaine was interviewed by the Copper Development Association, an organization dedicated to the copper metal and its uses. The Association took a particular interest in Corrosion Intercept. Corrosion Intercept, like all the Intercept Technology products, has a copper backbone bonded into the plastic packaging that acts as an atmospheric barrier, protecting the product inside from corrosion, static charges, and mildew. In that article, there is a link to a similar story regarding the importance of bronze, copper, and tin to man’s progress that I found fascinating.  Here are some excerpts.  I hope you enjoy.

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Topics: Copper, American manufacturing, mining equipment, manufacturing

The Beauty of Copper

Posted by Joe Spitz on Aug 4, 2011 6:59:00 AM

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in her book "This is America" of Main Street in Hingham, Massachusetts, “This is the most beautiful main street in America.”  Historical Hingham was settled in 1633 and as I was driving one of its first roads recently, I realized it would be hard to disagree with her assessment. Big, beautiful, well-manicured homes are recessed from the street; stone walls built by craftsman mold into the contours of the land; old-growth trees shade the neighborhood.

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Topics: Copper, Intercept Technology packaging, American manufacturing



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