Your ISBT Connection | December 1, 2020
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Featured News
BevTech 2021 Update and Registration

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to meet in-person and conduct meetings as we have done in the past. After careful consideration, the ISBT Board of Directors has determined that it is not possible to host a safe and meaningful in-person event. ISBT is therefore putting together a virtual meeting containing all of the content that you have come to expect from BevTech. This program will include a great lineup of keynote speakers discussing timely topics, Technical Committee meetings, and an expo.
BevTech 2021 will take place April 27-29. The theme this year is Trends and Innovations in Challenging Times. Watch the next ISBT Connection for more information on the program and speakers, the Technical Committee schedule, and more.
ISBT Call for Volunteers - WE NEED YOU!
To all ISBT Members:
BevTech is looking for energetic, motivated, and skilled volunteers to participate in the organization of the first-ever U.S. BevTech Virtual.
We offer an environment to contribute, create together, and gain recognition, plus access to our BevTech network.
Volunteers needed for:

Interested and want to join us?
Please contact the BevTech team:

Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Beverage Institute Survey Results
Thanks to the many people who responded to the survey!
  • 88% of the respondents “Agreed" to "Strongly Agreed” that they were aware of what the Beverage Institute offers.
  • 80% of the respondents noted that they always took home “something they could use” from ISBT and Beverage Institute functions.
Winter Special Promotion
From December 1, 2020, until January 31, 2021, the Beverage Institute is offering a 25% discount on list prices for all course enrollments. You will have 12 months from your enrollment date to actually take the course(s). Use coupon code “holidays”. Click here to enroll.
Share the Beverage Institute
The Beverage Institute is not just for members of the ISBT - it is open to all in the beverage and otherwise-related industries. Share the activities and courses of the Beverage Institute with customers, suppliers, and other peer groups in your organization!
Current Beverage Institute Offerings
“Introduction to Microbiology” has been a popular course this fall. Check it out at the Beverage Institute, as well as the many other offerings. Click here to see what is available.
Coming Attractions
Seminars and courses are being developed for “Beverage Operations & Processing” and “Finished Goods Distribution”. If you have an interest or skill in these areas and would like to participate in creating content, please contact
Committee Profile
Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee

The Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee strives to promote continuous improvement of water processes for the beverage industry. We achieve this by:

  • Providing a forum for sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices
  • Reviewing unique processes, providing regulatory and microbiological updates and educational guidelines
  • Identifying innovative technologies that overcome current and future global challenges in water and wastewater management
  • Facilitating pertinent, expert guest speakers for the Annual Convention, adding important value to the entire meeting

Our committee/sub-committee members bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this forum and are focused on extending the state of the art in Water Quality & Treatment. Jointly, our goal is to keep ISBT members up-to-date with the new developments necessary to manage their production facilities safely and efficiently.
Click the button below for more information about the Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee, including a list of officers, current activities, and more.
Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee Chair Sanjay Srivatsa, Solecta Membranes LLC
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 2 new members since November 15. Please join us in welcoming them to the association! (To view the complete list of new members, click the button below.) For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.
Industry News
*If you have news (i.e., new hires, personnel promotions, facility changes, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is December 10.
Compressed Gas Industry Expects Sufficient Dry Ice Supply for COVID-19 Vaccines in U.S. & Canada - Some of the COVID-19 vaccines currently under development require storage and transportation at extremely low temperatures. Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) is needed to reach and maintain those temperatures.

Pepsi unveils first 2-liter bottle redesign in nearly 30 years - PepsiCo's line of chubby plastic 2-liter bottles are getting a slimmer redesign — the first in about three decades.

Coca-Cola CFO Helps Company Make Cuts, Operational Changes - The beverage giant is reducing the number of its brands and shrinking head count.
Sponsored Resource Guide News
*The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from Beverage Industry Supplier Members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT.
Fast, Reliable & Low Maintenance CO2 & Nitrous Pumps & Equipment from CryoVation - CryoVation manufactures many types of Pumps for many industries. Industrial Gas, Beverage, Fire Safety, cannabis and other industries use CryoVation for pump repairs and new pump installations.
Wastewater Treatment Automation with Laser Refractometry – Brix-to-COD measurement in Real Time! - ACM has collaborated with Gelsenwasser, a German provider of wastewater treatment technology, in the development of a laser refractometry application.
Data Key Communications Authorized To Facilitate Sponsorship of the ISBT Connection - The ISBT Board of Directors has authorized Data Key Communications to sell sponsorship in the ISBT Connection in an effort to help support Data Key's production efforts for both print and online communications on behalf of ISBT. For anyone interested in sponsoring future editions of the ISBT Connection, please contact Tim Hudson at
If you have sponsored content (i.e., new products, case studies, white papers, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email or upload to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide by December 10.