Your ISBT Connection | November 1, 2021
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Featured News
New, Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities Available to You for BevTech 2022

ISBT is now offering a new and effective program to help gain visibility while supporting the vision of the Society to be the premier international technical society for the beverage industry. Now you can be part of that vision!
This sponsorship program will allow us to keep our annual meeting costs reasonable while still providing an outstanding program. Your generous support will be recognized throughout the entire event, as well as in pre- and post-event marketing.
For more information about the benefits of sponsorship and costs, click the Learn More button.
We have limited sponsorship opportunities, and those sponsorships that include an Expo booth will be given priority booth selection on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration for previous exhibitors will open in mid-November, so act before then for the greatest selection of booth space. Make your decision and act now!
If you are interested, please contact the ISBT Office at and let us know which sponsorship opportunities you wish to pursue.
ISBT Congratulates Our 2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the International Society of Beverage Technologists awards scholarships to outstanding students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in the beverage industry, either through coursework or an internship with beverage companies or suppliers to the beverage industry.

This year’s scholarship recipients attend Clemson, Purdue University, and Michigan University, and our Emeritus Scholarship recipient attends Georgia Southern. These schools supply much-needed talent to our industry with strong leadership skills and innovative research. The Society thanks our donors who make these awards possible!
Register Now for ISBT's Virtual Meetings

Our regional leaders have developed a great lineup of speakers for each of the upcoming meetings. Please click on the links below to learn more about each event and register now!
Registration is free for all current ISBT members. Non-members may join and attend at the introductory rate of USD $250, which includes a one-year membership. Why not invite colleagues to expand their knowledge as well?

November 10, 2021 - BevTech Asia Pacific 2021 - Register by November 8!

November 17, 2021 - BevTech Latin America® 2021 - Register by November 15!
Register Now - Join us on November 10 for BevTech Asia Pacific 2021!

BevTech Asia Pacific will kick off its first regional event on November 10, 2021. The BevTech Asia Pacific committee has been busy preparing an exciting agenda, which includes a keynote address from Dr. Martin Orzinsky, one of Asia Pacific's leading supply chain executives. Other presentations will focus on beverage technology and innovation, flavouring trends, energy reduction and sustainability, and the re-shaping of beverage consumption in the Asia Pacific region, per the event's theme - Emerging Trends in the Asia Pacific Beverage Industry.

Please register yourself and your colleagues in the region by November 8 for BevTech Asia Pacific’s virtual, inaugural event!
Celebrate BevTech Latin America's 10th Anniversary! Join us November 17 for a Great Lineup!

BevTech Latin America has a great program for you. The Preliminary Program is posted and we think you'll agree that the BevTech Latin America planning committee has put together an exciting line-up of speakers and presentations. Don't miss out!

Registration closes November 15, so register now!
C5 Youth Association Hosts 16th Annual C5 Coca-Cola Gala Classic

On Monday, October 4, the C5 Youth Association hosted their 16th Annual C5 Coca-Cola Golf Classic at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA.  This annual event is supported by more than 50 beverage industry companies and raised more than $640,000 for C5 to continue life-changing work with more than 1,000 young people around the country each year. The C5 Youth Association works year-round with teens from Georgia, Southern California, New England, and Texas, providing them with experiences, opportunities, and tools that help them to reach their highest potential. With more than 80% of these C5 Leaders being first-generation scholars, the C5 programming helps teens to see that college is a realistic goal for them. C5 provides opportunities for the leaders in the program to participate in challenging activities, engage in community service, and explore career opportunities while teaching them the skills they need to graduate with confidence and become the leaders of change that they want to see in themselves and their communities.  For more information on the C5 Youth Association or ways that you can become involved with our program, please contact Jill Coutu at or visit our website at
Member 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. 
PureAiir by Fizz Dispense: Save the Planet and Reduce CO2 Usage in Food and Beverage Application - With over 15 years of beverage and industrial gas expertise, Fizz Dispense has created a unique system using its experience in high-purity and high-flow nitrogen generator systems.
Sartorius Reports on Why Venting Filter Size Matters in Food & Beverage Production - You enforce good manufacturing practices for employees — like regular handwashing and avoiding cross-contamination on surfaces — but even the best hygiene standards can’t eliminate microscopic particles from the air.
Equipment for Food and Beverage Closures - Silgan Closures: Quality inspection and capping equipment for food and beverage products.
Biocarbonics New Carbon Capture Opportunity for Biogas Plant Owners - AD owners and operators injecting Biomethane to grid have a new opportunity to benefit from an innovative Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) model.
DDW, The Color House to Join Givaudan Taste & Well-Being - DDW, The Color House is excited to announce that we will join Givaudan, a global leading company in taste and well-being, fragrance, and beauty.
KombuchaKon 2022 Conference & Expo - If you’re a commercial Kombucha brewer or thinking of starting your own Kombucha business, KombuchaKon is for you!
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 November 10. 
Supplier Catalog Library
Data Key Communications is proud to introduce its Supplier Catalog Library, a great resource for those in the beverage industry who want to see digital catalogs from ISBT suppliers collected in one spot!

If you're a supplier who would like to have your product catalog hosted online in the Catalog Library with a shareable and embeddable link, receive statistics about readership and clicks throughout the year, and be featured in the ISBT Connection, please contact Zach Raynsford at for more information.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
The Time is Right - Pick a Course to Improve Your Education!
  • Click here to sign up for a Beverage Institute course.
  • Courses are available for Packaging, Water Treatment, Beverage Ingredients, Sweeteners, Microbiology, Fundamentals, Beverage Gases, and Fountain Sanitation.
  • Apple bobbing originated in England.
The First Thread Spec
  • In 1858, John Mason patented a screw neck bottle, now widely known as the “Mason Jar.”
Comments on a Beverage Institute Beverage Operations and Processing Seminar from Two Technologists:
  • The seminar has added quite a bit of value!
  • It was a great seminar!
  • Stay tuned for the 2022 seminar updates.

Your Feedback is Welcome!
  • Send your feedback to Tom Reimer,, on existing courses and seminars. Let us know about any additional educational subjects you would like to see offered!
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: First used in November 2020
  • First meeting: November 10, 2021
  • BevTech Asia Pacific: The 2021 meeting will be a virtual meeting on November 10, 2021. BevTech Asia Pacific 2022 will be held mid-June 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • This event will be in English - don’t miss attending the first BevTech Asia Pacific!
  • ISBT hopes to expand membership in the Asia Pacific region and showcase ISBT's practical and valuable knowledge resources.
  • The exciting Asa Pacific-focussed program offers a diverse line-up of educational topics that will appeal to a wide range of personnel in the industry. The content is also suited to bottlers of all sizes, from start-ups to multi-national brands.
  • Website Change: became the official Society website January 1, 2021.
  • Outsourcing: The ISBT began outsourcing the administration functions to the Scientific Societies on November 1, 2006; this helped reduce staff and allowed the Executive Director to focus more on growing and improving the Society.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 11 new members since October 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.
We would also like to welcome the following new sponsors to the ISBT Beverage Industry Resource Guide. Thank you to all of our sponsors for your continued support of the Resource Guide. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, email Zach Raynsford at for more information
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 November 10.
Coca-Cola CEO expects to see sporadic product shortages through 2022 - Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said Wednesday he expects to see sporadic shortages on grocery shelves through 2022.

PepsiCo Warns of Another Price Increase as Supply Disruptions Linger - PepsiCo Inc said on Tuesday it would likely raise prices again early next year, as it looks to overcome ever increasing supply-chain challenges that include everything from a shortage of Gatorade bottles to a lack of truck drivers.

Xbox Partners with Rockstar Energy Drink, Offers Halo Infinite Unlockables - Xbox and Rockstar Energy Drink are partnering together to produce five exclusive collector’s edition cans for the upcoming Halo Infinite.
Featured Category
In each issue of the ISBT Connection, we will spotlight a "Featured Category" from the Beverage Industry Resource Guide. The Resource Guide's suppliers are broken down by product category in the Guide, a great resource for finding companies who sell specific items. Today's featured category is Analytical Equipment & Systems.
Please note, suppliers are listed alphabetically according to level of sponsorship in the Resource Guide
ISBT Resource Guide
2021 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is designed to help facilitate connections and relationships between members. This year's print resource guide has grown considerably over the very first guide, which was published in 2020. We are excited to now feature more than 250 soft drink brands, 60 regional bottling companies, 20 consulting firms, and more than 350 supplier members segmented by business category!

Check out the full online edition of the Resource Guide by clicking the button below.