Your ISBT Connection | July 1, 2021
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Featured News
Announcing the Winners of the BevTech Expo Passport Contest!

Thanks to all of our BevTech participants who took advantage of our virtual Expo to connect with a great pool of exhibitors! To qualify for the Expo Passport Contest drawing, entrants had to collect at least 25 stamps on their Whova passport, signifying visits to at least 25 of the virtual BevTech Expo exhibitors.

Congratulations to Dan Durham of Plastic Technologies Inc., who won the iPad Mini, and Mark Williams of Ingredion Inc., who received a $300 credit toward any Beverage Institute by ISBT® course.

We can’t wait to see our members and exhibitors in person at BevTech 2022. Mark your calendar now for May 2-4, 2022 in Frisco, Texas!
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 to find out when those are), check out these opportunities:

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 this 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 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
During the webinar, speakers and attendees can participate with comments and questions during the sessions. It’s also a great opportunity to virtually network with other professionals of 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 by Thursday, 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 Thursday, July 15, 2021
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Summer Pricing Discount
  • New pricing for the Beverage Institute goes into effect on September 1st, so take a course now and enjoy a special 20% discount offer!
  • The discount is available from July 1 through August 31, 2021.
  • Use coupon code “sumlearn” to get 20% off any course; the coupon can be used for up to 9 courses.
  • Click here to sign up.
What Students are Saying:
“Taking a course like this and being able to educate myself was really helpful. In my career now, I need to be able to get up to speed very quickly on topics I am not familiar with and troubleshoot on my own. Going through this experience gives me the confidence that I can get up to speed and deal with whatever technical issues may come up.”
Beverage Operations and Process 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 Methods
  • Bottled Water Operations
  • Operations Management Systems – MES, MRP, ERP, OEE, and KPIs,
  • This course is appropriate for all levels, so make it an event for your whole team!
  • The Early Bird special rate is $200 if you sign up before July 19. After that, the price is $220 for members, $250 for non-members.
  • Click here to sign up.

For more details, Click here for the seminar flyer – pass it the flyer on to your co-workers, customers, and suppliers.
Technical Committee
Water Quality & Treatment Technical Committee Leadership Changes

It gives me great pleasure to share with you that Ronit Erlitzki has accepted the position as 1st Vice Chair. Tricia O'Connell had been holding this position for several years now, excelling in various tasks, but has asked to step down due to workload and focus. With Tricia’s leadership and support as Peer Reviewer and Prime Sponsor, we have launched many initiatives and achieved several accolades, most significant of which are:
1. GAC Guideline
2. RO Guideline
3. Development of the expert panel for the 2018 Annual TC meeting
4. PFAS white paper
5. Authoring WUR section for the 2019 Thursday Seminar which earned us the accolade of “BEST TECHNICAL COMMITTEE”
6. Supporting and representing Beverage Institute for many years
Ronit, who was appointed 3rd VC earlier this year, has done a fantastic job of coordinating our PFAS workshop and white paper, and helping develop our 2021 TC session to a great extent. As 1st VC, she will continue to help us mold our committee in the years to come and step in as needed to help me communicate our mission to the steering committee. Tricia will now assume the 3rd VC role, continuing to assist us in the manner in which we have come to appreciate her!
Thank you both for your exemplary support!
Sanjay Srivatsa
Tricia O'Connell
Ronit Erlitzki
AdEdge Water Technologies
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained two new members since June 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 The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is July 12.
Coca-Cola Releases Hard Lemonade Canned Cocktails - Following the success of their popular Lemon-Do chuhai, Coca-Cola has released its second alcoholic beverage brand called “Nomel’s Hard Lemonade,” in Japan.

How PepsiCo Uses AI to Create Products Consumers Don’t Know They Want - If you imagine how a food and beverage company creates new offerings, your mind likely fills with images of white-coated researchers pipetting flavors and taste-testing like mad scientists.

Nestlé Uses ‘Ground-Breaking’ Tech to Produce Perrier Bottles Made from 100% Coloured rPET - Nestlé has unveiled prototypes for its Perrier water bottles based on a novel recycling technology that the company says allows plastic to be endlessly recycled while maintaining properties that are virtually equivalent to virgin plastics.
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.
Registration Open for 2021 Young & Emerging Professionals Summit - 8-part webinar series to take place August 3-26.
AdEdge to Collaborate With Orange County Water District - AdEdge Water Technology is partnering with California's Orange County Water District to conduct an 18-month pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of flow-reversal reserve osmosis for municipal potable reuse at OCWD.
Admix Appoints Thom Hansen as Chief Operating Officer to Spearhead Lean Initiatives - Admix, Inc. announced the appointment of Thom Hansen, as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hansen will play a key role in advancing the company’s manufacturing, assembly, supply chain, and regulatory compliance efficiencies.
Upping Your Game in Fountain Beverage Dispensing - Improve the customer experience, generate higher profits. Sponsored by Lancer Worldwide.
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 12.