Your ISBT Connection | October 15, 2020
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Featured News
2020 BevTech Latin America Virtual Event Recap

We are happy to share with our fellow ISBT members that the 9th edition of the BevTech Latin America 2020 held on October 8, 2020 was both interesting and successful!
Our regional meeting was presented in virtual format. We had 48 registered attendees (bottlers and suppliers) from 10 different countries, 7 new members, 8 presentations related to 5 ISBT Technical Committees, and an amazing group of speakers who talked about the top trends in our industry.
The goal of our 2020 meeting was to reinforce confidence in ISBT as the most trusted organization from which to obtain information, guidance, and training related to the beverage industry, while also focusing on new global trends and challenges that affect our industry (like the COVID-19 pandemic), sustainability and world environmental conditions, consumer expectations, new packaging technologies, and industry 4.0. 
To read more about the BevTech Latin America 2020 Virtual Event, click the button below.
BevTech Asia Pacific - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Now to Support Your Industry!

Be a pioneer and join us on the committee to be part of the first BevTech Asia Pacific! The event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2021, and we are currently looking for volunteers. We urgently need assistance in communications and marketing roles to help with both the promotion of this event and increasing ISBT’s profile in the region in an effort to gain new members. If you live or work in the Asia Pacific region and are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Sean Herrington ( or Chris Bryant ( to learn more. 
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
$125 Special Pricing from November 1 to January 8
Learn about carbon dioxide, nitrogen, argon, and oxygen use in beverages.

This course will benefit individuals who use beverage gases to create products such as carbonated soft drinks, oxygenated water, argon systems in wine processing, nitrogen for headspace control and pressurization, ozone generation, and oxygen in brewing and wastewater processes.
You will find information on:
  • Applications
  • Properties
  • Purity Requirements
  • Hazards
  • Maintenance Recommendations
  • Safety Precautions
Featured Board Member Profile
Philip Thonhauser

Why did I want to be elected to the ISBT board of directors?
I am striving to bring groups together and align their interests for the benefit of ISBT members. I bring a truly international flavor to ISBT after internationalizing an innovative company out of Vienna and selling it to a large US chemical corporation (AFCO-ZEP, Inc.), and which I have the honor to work with as the CTO now. I love collaborating with people in the beverage industry for both the technical and the social aspects.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 7 new members since October 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the association! (To view the list of new members, click the button below.) For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.
Upcoming Events
  • November 9 - 13 - PACK EXPO Connects in a virtual event like no other! Live chats, live product demos, and enhanced lead generation are just a few of the many items offered to maximize opportunities for industry connections.
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 October 28.
PepsiCo 2020 Green Bond Report - Last year, PepsiCo broke new ground when it issued its first green bond. So far, the company has used the proceeds to fund key sustainability initiatives related to packaging, decarbonization and water.

How Cool Are These Beer Cans That Show the Pantone Color of the Brew Inside? - Graphic designers, beer-lovers and package design aficionados will love these minimalist beer cans and bottles created by Spanish designer Txaber.

World of Coca-Cola launches first new permanent exhibit in nearly a decade - The Coca-Cola Co. launched a new exhibit at the World of Coca-Cola, dubbed Scent Discovery. It's the attraction's first new permanent exhibit since 2011, the company said.
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.
Messer to build €11.3m CO2 recovery plant in France - Messer will build a new €11.3m fully automated CO2 recovery plant in France to ensure a reliable gas supply.
Harris Gas Switchover Systems Keeps Beverages Flowing - With more than 100 years of experience in gas handling and delivery systems, Harris Products Group is the "go-to" company for gas regulators and auto-switchover systems designed for beverage dispensing and craft beer production.
Anton Paar - A Portrait of Alfred Freiberger - Alfred Freiberger joined Anton Paar as the new Head of Business Unit Characterization in September.
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 October 28.