Your ISBT Connection | July 15, 2021
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ISBT Upcoming Events

ISBT has lots of opportunities for you to connect and network. In addition to regular Technical Committee meetings (find out from your Chairs when those are), check out the following:

September 1 - 22, 2021 - Beverage Institute by ISBT® Beverage Operations and Processing Seminar

September 27 - 29, 2021 - PACK EXPO Las Vegas at Las Vegas Convention Center

September 30, 2021 - BevTech Europe 2021

October 19, 2021 - BevTech Latin America® 2021

October 27, 2021 - BevTech Canada™ 2021

November 10, 2021 - BevTech Asia Pacific 2021
BevTech Latin America 2021: 
Now Calling for Papers!
Save the Date: Join us on October 19, 2021, for BevTech Latin America 2021. This year's theme is "The New Normal in the Latin American Beverage Industry."
BevTech Latin America® 2021 will be held in a virtual format.
This alternative "venue" will allow many beverage professionals from every country in Latin America or from other regions in the world to learn more about ISBT technical conferences. Consider participating as a speaker with a Spanish presentation or as a student, without the challenges or restrictions of traveling during the current situation.
This is your opportunity to help our BevTech Latin America® conference continue providing valuable technical information to our beverage colleagues, even in these hard times of health and economic concerns.
We are looking for speakers on the following topics:
  • Sustainable processes in beverage production
  • New safety strategies for the "new normal”
  • Innovative trends on flavors and ingredients
  • NitroCoffee and crafted beverages
  • Fermentation technologies
  • Virtual world auditing and training in the beverage industry
  • Eco-friendly plastics and new regulations on plastic containers in the Latin American market
Speakers and attendees will be able to participate with comments and questions during the sessions. It’s also a great opportunity to virtually network with other professionals in the beverage industry.
If you are interested in presenting at BevTech Latin America® 2021 as a speaker, please contact Gabriela Mejia Mecalco. Proposals are due TODAY, July 15, 2021.
If you are interested in supporting our conference as a sponsor, please contact Gabriela Mejia
BevTech Canada 2021 - Call for Papers

BevTech Canada's 2021 Conference theme is “Practical Sustainability”. Speakers will outline their journeys to implementing sustainable practices and technologies aimed at achieving the elimination of waste.
If you are looking for an opportunity to present cutting-edge beverage technology and innovation, consider presenting at the BevTech Canada™ 2021 conference! The BevTech Canada planning committee would like to invite all current and potential new members to share industry insights at this annual event.
Our goal is to present a clear view of packaging and systemic innovation and technology which has either been implemented or is near completion, providing sustainability benefits. In addition, we are interested in technologies which meet the 2025 sustainability targets of the Canada Plastics Pact.
Presentation topics in line with our theme will be prioritized for consideration by the committee, but we invite you to submit other topics as well.
Please forward your presentations and questions to our Technical Program Leads — David Watson and Michael Gould. Proposals are due by TODAY, July 15, 2021
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Summer Promotional Pricing Discount

  • New pricing for the Beverage Institute goes into effect September 1st, so take a course now to save 20%!
  • Use promo code “sumlearn” to get the discount.
  • Click here to sign up.
July Technology Fun Fact
 Frederick R. Schollhammer was granted the patent for a “Portable Beam Generator”, popularly known as a hand-held laser ray gun, in 1968.
What Students are Saying:
“Excellent course”, from an Ingredient Quality Manager at a major brand.
Beverage Operations and Processing Seminar – Registration is Open!
  • Online seminar of four 2-hr sessions, held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning September 1, 2021, at 11:00 am CST
  • Top industry experts will speak on:
  • Raw Material Processing and Blending
  • Filling – Cold / Clean, Hot, and Aseptic
  • Processing – HTST Flash, High Pressure, Tunnel, Retort, and Emerging Technologies
  • Bottled Water Operations
  • Operations Management Systems – MES, MRP, ERP, OEE, and KPIs
  • This course is appropriate for all levels – make it an event for your whole team!
  • The Early Bird special rate is $200 if you sign up before July 19, so sign up now! After that, the price is $220 for members, $250 for non-members.
  • Details of the course program are here on the seminar flyer.
  • Click here to sign up.
For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit
Did You Know?
"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to the ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to
Did You Know... about the ISBT?
Logo: In 1999, The “Annual Meeting” was formally renamed “BevTech” to better represent the technical content of the Presentations and Technical Committees. Use of our current logo began in 2017.

Website: The original ISBT website,, was created in 2001. We learned that the International Society of Blood Transfusion had beaten us to the address. Other ISBTs are International Senior Bowling Tour, Inter-State Bus Terminal, and Iowa State Bank and Trust.

Proceedings Improvements:
  • Good: The Society began sending out printed proceedings from the Annual Meeting.
  • Better: The Society switched to sending out CDs of BevTech proceedings instead of printed versions in 2001.
  • Best: The Society changed from CDs to online posting of BevTech proceedings on the Society’s website in 2009.

Cost Management: In the 1990s, the Board of Directors was worried that if hotel rooms cost more than $100 a night, people may stop attending. This led to a long-term contract with the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott to freeze the price. This pricing target of $100 was later shattered at the Nashville conference in 2002.

Milestone in 2002 – Tony Meushaw, the 2nd Executive Director (ED) and President of the SSDT in 1980, passed away. Early in his career, he worked for Harry Korab, the 1st ISBT Executive Director, at ABCB (ED was part-time back then). Tony was a “bottler”, working for the 7UP of Southern California group.

Technology Advancement: The first email version of the ISBT newsletter was sent on Oct 4, 2002.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained nine new members since June 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 July 27.
Coca-Cola Bottler Planning to Set Up Larger Facility in Billings - It could be in a few years that the can of Diet Coke you sip at lunchtime may be produced and bottled in Billings. To view a list of bottlers and contract packagers on the ISBT Resource Guide, click here.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles - The potential to endlessly recycle PET plastic recently became a step closer to reality, as a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause — Carbios, L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe — announced the successful production of the world’s first food-grade PET plastic bottles produced entirely from enzymatically recycled plastic.

Nespresso doubles down on effort to create ‘positive change’ with every cup of its coffee - After a ‘hectic’ year in which sales outpaced expectations, the premium coffee brand Nespresso is shifting its business strategy and operational focus to better highlight and accelerate its fundamental belief that carefully crafted, high-quality coffee can create “positive change” for consumers, suppliers and the environment, according to a top executive.
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.
Nalco Water and Aquatech Partnership - The collaboration between Nalco Water and Aquatech results in the industry’s broadest range of cutting-edge technologies and solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle water for industrial clients worldwide.
External Filler Cleaning Optimization - Production time, filler capacity, food safety, and workplace safety. There is a lot to be gained in these areas by having the right cleaning solution for your filler. Automated high-flow or standard EFC reduces cleaning time up to 45%.
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions White Paper Reviews PFAs Solutions In-Depth - The presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking and wastewater water systems has generated major media headlines and spurred a rapidly-changing shift in regulatory attention.
AGR Mourns the Loss of Jose Ortiz - Agr International is sad to announce the passing of our long-time friend and colleague, Jose Ortiz.
AGR International Inc. News American Glass Research Announces Savings on e-seminar Packages - American Glass Research is currently offering special combined training, on-demand, E-seminar/Webinar packages from our full catalogue.
Semi-Bulk Systems Inc. Improved Powder Liquid Mixing for Batch to Batch Consistency - The VACUCAM® Modular Dynamic Beverage Batching Stations offer the total solution to meet all of your mix room needs —for today’s immediate challenges and tomorrow’s changing requirements and capacity demands.
Anton Paar Launches the Next-Level Density Meter - It has been a while since Anton Paar presented the first digital density meter at Achema in Frankfurt. Back in 1967, the DMA 02 C was the epitome of innovation in liquid analysis with a follow-up effect far into the future. Although the measuring method itself has not changed in the last 50 years (oscillating U-tube technology), the technological progress has been immense.
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 July 27.