Your ISBT Connection | August 15, 2022
This newsletter is brought to you by:
Sure Purity Limited manufactures the Carboguard range of CO2 Vapour Polishing Filters. The advanced 5 Stage multi-barrier design ensures no contamination of the beverage from out-of-specification carbon dioxide. Service intervals of 12 months.

To sponsor a future issue of the ISBT Connection, contact Zach Raynsford for more information.
Featured News
ISBT Now Offers New Student Memberships!

ISBT has just launched a new Student Membership program, offering at a reduced membership rate to people who are full-time students in an Associates program or higher, studying in a field of science, technology, or production related to soft drinks or non-alcoholic beverages. The price of a Student Membership is $50 per year.

Benefits of student membership include:

  • Participation in Technical Committees
  • Access to Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Eligibility for ISBT's Emeritus Scholarship
  • Opportunities for Alignment on Research Topics
  • Networking
  • Opportunities to Connect with Beverage Industry Professionals — Great for Pursuing Internships and Job Offers!

Interested students should send an email to the ISBT Office that includes a description of the degree program you are pursuing and proof of full-time enrollment. We will send you the link to join once we have reviewed these materials.
ISBT Emeritus Scholarship Timeline Shifted

To correspond with our new Student Membership level and the eligibility of these members to apply for this scholarship, we have changed the timing for our Emeritus Scholarship process starting this year (see Timeline below). The objective of the ISBT scholarship program is to provide financial support to academically qualified students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in the beverage industry, either by course work or through an internship with beverage companies or suppliers to the beverage industry.

For general information about ISBT's Scholarship Program, click here. For Eligibility Requirements and Application Details, click the button below.
Revised Emeritus Scholarship Timeline

  • September 15 — Deadline for ISBT Emeritus Scholarship application and all supporting documentation to be received
  • October 15 — Decisions made by Scholarship Committee and reviewed by the Board of Directors for Emeritus Scholarship
  • October 30 — Check(s) completed and administered to scholarship recipient(s) or their school
Meet Our First Student Member - Luu Hoang

Luuvan Hoang happened to inquire about a student membership in ISBT just as we launched this new membership level. He was eager to join, and ISBT is glad to have him as our first student member.

Luu is just starting graduate school at Chapman University to earn his Masters in Food Science; he is particularly interested in beverage R&D as well as production.

“My dream is to one day own my own Aseptic/CPG Co-Manufacturing Beverage Plant. I believe that being a part of your organization will help me achieve this goal. I look forward to joining this community and contributing anything that I can. If ISBT would like to organize any student events, I would love to help in any capacity . . . and I have a lot of experience organizing student-based events and know many students that would love to participate and help. Please let me know if I can contribute in any way!”

Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science will allow Luu to apply scientific principles to study the properties of food and beverages while developing innovative ways to process and package, resulting in safe, sustainable and nutritious choices.
Attending PACK EXPO? ISBT Will Be There!

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL will take place at the McCormick Center in Chicago, and ISBT will host an ISBT Packaging Technology Technical Committee Overview on Monday, October 24 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Learn about the ISBT and the Packaging Technology Technical Committee activities and work products; understand how this work directly impacts your own work life. Attendance will be open to everyone regardless of membership. Watch this newsletter for more information, and put this on your calendar now!

The main event will be held at the McCormick Center, October 23-26. Registration is open, and ISBT members and newsletter readers are invited to use comp code 61J49 to register for free.

Come see us in the Education / Association Pavilion in the North Building at booth number N-5702.
BevTech Europe 2022 - Registration Open and Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now!

Register Now! The 2022 edition of the ISBT European regional meeting will be held in Munich, Germany at drinktec on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Members may register for free. Non-members may join and attend at the introductory rate of USD$375, which includes full member benefits through the end of 2023. Click the button below to register or learn more about BevTech Europe 2022.
BevTech Europe Thanks Our Sponsors!

ISBT is now offering a new and effective program to gain visibility while supporting the vision of the Society. For more information or to sponsor BevTech Europe, click the button below.
Register Now for BevTech Canada!

Join us Tuesday, October 18, for BevTech Canada™ 2022.
Our 2022 conference theme is “Flexible Operations — Meeting Market Demands in a Changing World.” BevTech Canada™ is a great place to present and learn more about the latest beverage industry technology. The Preliminary Program will be posted soon.
Become a BevTech Canada™ Sponsor!
ISBT is now offering a new and effective program to gain visibility while supporting the vision of the Society. For more information or to sponsor BevTech Canada™, click the button below.
Member News
The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from beverage industry supplier members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes only and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT. 
Experiencing a Beverage-Grade CO2 Supply Issue? Try this solution - Sure Purity Gas Polishing Filter. The Carbo Guard and Carboguard mini. How can this help? Our polishers allow you to experiment more freely with alternative sources and still deliver the highest quality CO2 to consumers.
SUEZ Introduces New PFAS Testing Capability at Analytical Lab in Tomball, Texas - With a new capability to analyze water samples for ultra-low, trace levels of PFAS, SUEZ can now identify the specific types of PFAS present in customers’ water.
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 Steve Guglielmo or upload to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide by August 29. 
Featured Catalogs
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 for more information.
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?
Recognition: CNN Airport News recognized the ISBT as a good society and highlighted BevTech 2009.

Award: Former ISBT President Gary Robson and his Sure Purity team were honored with “The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise” in 2022.

  • 3-session online seminar running Oct. 4, 11, & 19, 2022
  • A must attend seminar for any technologist involved in new product innovation
  • Learn the total process and explore the roles of different departmental functions.
  • Understand where your function fits into the process and what is needed ensure a successful new product launch.
  • Featured Presenter: Bill Eaton, Sr. Director of PepsiCo Packaging R&D
  • $230 for ISBT members, $275 for non-members. Click here to register.
  • 6-Pack Offer: Send 6 or more from your team to the seminar and get member pricing for all!
  • For more information about the seminar, Click Here
--- Call for Presenters: Need presenters for Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Legal Processes---
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 8 new members since August 1. 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 Steve Guglielmo. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is August 29..
Coca-Cola Launches Limited-Edition "Dream-Flavored" Soda - "Dreamworld" is the fourth drink to come out of Coca-Cola Creations.

Pepsi Breaks Ground on $260 Million Expansion in Georgia - The facility is located in the city of Tucker in DeKalb County.

This South African Soda Brand Secured $1m in Orders in the USA - PURA Beverages, a South African soda brand, is due to launch its products on Target's shelves, the 8th largest retailer in the USA, in 2023.
Committee Profile
Beverage Operations and Processing Technical Committee

The mission of the Beverage Operations & Processing Technical Committee is to share the basic / best practices of beverage operations, review new/traditional beverage processing techniques, and advise guidelines, best practices, and principles to benefit a successful beverage processing facility.
Beverage Operations and Processing Technical Committee Chair John Mojonnier, Mojonnier
ISBT Resource Guide
2021-2022 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021-2022 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.