Your ISBT Connection | November 1, 2023

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Real-time analysis of beverage-grade CO₂ purity according to ISBT & EIGA standards

Advances in FTIR spectroscopy now allow for real-time analysis of absolute carbon dioxide (CO₂) purity and all the normal trace impurities, including total sulphur content, as specified by EIGA and ISBT. In this webinar, Thermo Fisher will demonstrate the potential differences in the purity of CO₂ dependent on its source and storage and address concerns regarding the elimination of a UV fluorescence analyzer for total sulphur detection.

Register today by clicking here.

To sponsor a future issue of the ISBT Connection, contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

Featured News

It's ISBT Renewal Season!

It is that time of year – time to renew your membership with ISBT. We’ve accomplished so much as an association in 2023 and we wouldn’t want you to miss out in all that is planned for 2024!

Here is just a sneak peak of some of the topics ISBT will be working on and will be seeking member participation for:

  • Development of industry guidelines for control and measurement of dissolved O2
  • Assessing alternative sources of CO2
  • Methodology for evaluating the quality of rPET material
  • Many other important topics!

And don’t forget, membership is required to attend our annual event, BevTech this May in Orlando, FL. Look for more information on renewing your membership on November 6th in your mailbox or renew online!

Spectrum Carbonics Becomes ISBT's First-Ever ISBT Annual Sponsor

"Spectrum Carbonics has strategically positioned itself as the trailblazing first-ever paid annual sponsor for the International Society of Beverage Technology (ISBT). This innovative annual sponsorship program serves as an unparalleled platform for ISBT members to exponentially boost their visibility within the Society and beyond, ensuring their ability to work with game-changers, decision makers and stakeholders throughout the year, "asserted Bob Yeoman, Managing Director of Spectrum Carbonics.

"Our alliance with ISBT epitomizes Spectrum Carbonics’ unwavering dedication to elevating the beverage technology community. It further accentuates our leadership in championing a comprehensive de-risking and certification approach thus satisfying the higher level of science necessary for safety and compliance within the burgeoning renewable beverage grade CO2 sector. In partnership with ISBT, Spectrum Carbonics is not merely investing in the trajectory of beverage technology but is also laying the foundation for a synergistic realm of innovation and advancement. "Spectrum takes immense pride in being the vanguard annual sponsor of ISBT for 2024. We ardently urge fellow industry pioneers to contemplate sponsorship opportunities for 2024."

Learn more about Spectrum Carbonics and their dedication to the beverage technology industry at and explore the valuable resources offered by the ISBT at

BevTech 2024 Registration Opens November 6th!

In addition to renewing your membership, you will also have the opportunity to register early for BevTech 2024. Take advantage of any 2023 budget dollars you have remaining and secure your spot now at the show. As a reminder, BevTech is a members-only event and you will have the option to renew your membership while registering.

This year’s show is already shaping up to be a great one and by booking early, you get:

  • Early Bird Discounted Rate
  • Ability to Choose Booth Space First in the Supplier Expo (booth locations are first-come, first-serve)

Important Note: Even if you are not registering for BevTech until later, please book your hotel room as soon as details are released. There is secured hotel block for ISBT, but it will fill up and there are other conventions in the area the same week. Make sure you don’t miss out at staying at the conference hotel.

BevTech Sponsorship opportunities are also available now. Contact Roy Robinson or your existing ISBT Representative Today for more information. Keep up with all BevTech 2024 news here

Wouldn’t You Like a New iPad for Christmas? Refer a New Member for a Chance to Win!


A diverse and thriving membership is key to the success of ISBT!

  • Are there others in your organization that would benefit from membership in ISBT?
  • Have you made a new contact that is an expert in the field?
  • Are you a mentor to a young professional in the industry?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then what are you waiting for? Refer your contacts to ISBT for membership and get entered into a monthly drawing for an iPad. Just make sure they enter your name in the “How Did You Learn of ISBT?” section of the application. As a member of ISBT, you get one entry for every referral and your entry stays in the drawing each month through the end of March. The first drawing is the beginning of December, so submit those referrals today! 

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. 

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 by November 27.

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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.
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Beverage Institute by ISBT®
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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

Get started with your education with a Beverage Institute course - PET, Beverage Gases, and more. Take the Value Bundle and get all of the Beverage Institute courses (39 hours of education) at 50% off the individual price!


Save if You have you taken a Beverage Industry Course and liked it!

  • Sign up for the Value Bundle and receive a credit for the amount of your previous course.
  • Contact Julie Suggs at for more information and confirmation of the discount.
  • Offer good until Christmas.


For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit

Did You Know?

"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to  

Carbonated Drinks Were Tried in Space…With Bad Results: Gravity is required to separate the liquid in carbonated drinks from the stomach, however, in space, this isn’t possible. This resulted in what is called ‘wet burping’, and reduced carbonation in drinks may be the solution for astronauts to enjoy a cold beer in space.

Why Seltzer Water: Carbonating water with pressurized carbon dioxide creates seltzer water – named after the sparkling-spring-rich town of Selters in Germany. Adding sodium and other flavoring minerals to seltzer water creates club soda. The term “soda” refers to the sodium content of carbonated water.

Rent a Pineapple: In the 1700s, party hosts looking to make a statement were in the rental market for an entirely different accessory: Pineapples. And the message they were trying to send? That they were extravagantly wealthy. It was until the 20th Century that pineapples were commonly available.

Click on the link below to learn more interesting facts about Beverages and Beverage Gases?

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Welcome, New Members!

ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 12 new members since October 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the Society! To view the complete list of new members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.

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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 November 27.

CCHDC Rehabilitating 1930s Coca-Cola Bottling Plant - The Clarion County Housing and Community Development Corporation (CCHCDC), an instrumentality of the Clarion County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, has taken on the task of rehabilitating the 1930 Coca-Cola Bottling Plant on 2nd Avenue in Clarion.

Michael Jackson's Leather Jacket from the Iconic 1984 Pepsi Commercial to Be Auctioned Off - The jacket, among other music memorabilia, will be auctioned in London in November by Propstore.

Every U.S. State’s Favorite Soft Drink - Here is every state's favorite soda, according to World Population Review.

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Committee Profile

Packaging Technology Technical Committee

The mission of the Packaging Technology Technical Committee is to provide guidance on voluntary guidelines, best practices, specifications, and technologies for the Packaging and Closure manufacturers and end-users of the beverage industry.

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Packaging Technology Technical Committee Chair Peter Zhang, PepsiCo

ISBT Resource Guide
2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide

The 2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is online now. The 2022 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is designed to help facilitate connections and relationships between members. 

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

If you would like to receive a print copy of the Beverage Industry Resource Guide, contact Tim Hudson today.
Read the 2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide