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EASTEC for Innovative Manufacturing

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 19, 2017 7:36:40 PM

Liberty Intercept is planning our biennial appearance as an exhibitor at EASTEC 2017 at the Eastern States Expo facility (home of The Big E) in Springfield, MA, May 16 - 18. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), EASTEC is the East Coast's premier manufacturing trade show. We invite you to be our guest!

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Topics: EASTEC, manufacturing, trade show

Standard Corrosion Tests

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Dec 8, 2014 1:46:00 PM

In the packaging industry, as in any industry, it is sometimes necessary to perform tests of the validity of the product options. For packaging, the ideal tests would come from real world situations and many tests do. Of course, that is not always possible, which is why throughout the years, many standard tests have been developed and some have even been refined (which requires testing tests). ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials), ISO, militaries and other organizations keep track of these standard tests and suggest the standard approach for performing them. Many testing companies also add on to these standards or adjust them slightly for their own testing purposes.

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Topics: anti-corrosion, corrosion resistance, manufacturing, anti-corrosion barrier packaging, corrosion prevention, standard tests

Packaging The Terminator

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Nov 4, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Do you remember The Terminator? No, not the Governator, the Terminator. In those movies there was always the moment where you believed The Terminator was done for. Then he (or she, let’s not forget number three) would recoup from his or her injuries, sometimes melting down to the molten base metallic goo and then reforming into his terrifying self.

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Topics: barrier packaging, manufacturing, plastics

Safety in Manufacturing: Top 5 Safety Manager Responsibilities

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 2, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Safety in Manufacturing: Learn the Top 5 Safety Manager Responsibilities & Never Take Safety for Granted!

Want Safety In Manufacturing? Turn to the Safety Manager!

When it comes to safety in manufacturing, the safety manager is an employer’s point man for worker safety. This means that the safety manager’s responsibilities start with ensuring that all of the employer’s OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) mandated responsibilities are met. The following are five of the main responsibilities OSHA places on employers:

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Topics: Cerasis, manufacturing

The Packaging of IP

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jul 17, 2013 8:49:00 PM

A recent unanimous Supreme Court decision determined that genes cannot be patented. That seems like an obvious concept, but the issue is that the gene was difficult and expensive to isolate from the chromosomes in which it resides. On top of the initial expense, the possible inventions that could spring out of this innovation may be very lucrative, so the company who isolated the gene attempted to file the patents, but was rejected. In this case, the gene is a very strong indicator of breast and ovarian cancer - although it is a groundbreaking, innovative, and brilliant discovery (to paraphrase Justice Thomas), it is still a naturally occurring material and is, therefore, not patentable. This decision makes the findings unprotected and opens the doors for other companies or researchers to run with the recent discovery and possibly find ways to build on it.

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Topics: Bell Labs, manufacturing, packaging

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

How I Learned To Love Detergents

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Oct 25, 2012 9:13:00 AM

Today's post is from Liberty Packaging's Director of New Business, John Murphy, pictured at left during his days at Murnell.

Many years ago I took a considerable risk for our family business in hiring chemist Bill Drinan, away from the Butcher Wax Co., based on Bill’s impressive know-how for formulating detergent and disinfectant compounds.  I spent long hours studying  saponification (converting grease and oil to soap), and the more I learned, the more business opportunities appeared with increasing frequency.  Together Bill and I structured a program for manufacturers with the essentials for a successful detergent technology degreasing operation such as: effective products, the correct water temperature, the right dilution ratios, the best handling practices, the proper rinsing, clean solution preparation, and the right equipment.  In doing so, I was setting my future, although I didn’t realize it then. I just knew I needed to work hard enough to feed my six children.

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Topics: American manufacturing, oil, detergents, manufacturing

Our Packaging Colleague: John Murphy

Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 23, 2012 11:52:00 AM

He’s tall. In winter time, he wears a hat from his collection of Stetsons and his face, underneath these wide brimmed cowboy-style hats, looks like Gregory Peck.  He has a deep voice to accent his command of words and concepts. 

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Topics: American manufacturing, oil, detergents, manufacturing

Intercept Packaging at MFG4

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 18, 2012 10:54:00 AM

Liberty Packaging Co. will exhibit Intercept Technology Packaging products at the upcoming MFG4 in Hartford, CT - May 8 - 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, MFG4 is a conference featuring supply chain solutions across four key industries: aerospace, defense, medical and energy.

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Topics: MFG4, innovation, manufacturing, quality, trade show

How to Improve Quality in Manufacturing - Dr. Deming

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jul 28, 2011 6:50:00 AM

Over the course of several chats with the head of the Intercept Technology Group, Keith Donaldson (video series to be released soon), we learned about the groundbreaking work of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer and consultant. Dr. Deming had many skills, including electrical engineering, playing the drums, singing, and writing sacred music. His legacy is impressive, especially his work developing new quality control protocols for manufacturing.

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Topics: manufacturing, quality



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