Your ISBT Connection | September 1, 2022
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Featured News
ISBT Emeritus Scholarship Deadline is September 15!

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Emeritus Scholarship, available to ISBT members (including student members) and their immediate families who are 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
NEW! ISBT Now Offers Student Memberships!
ISBT has just launched a new Student Membership level, offering a reduced rate for members 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 an annual Student Membership is $50.
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.
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 future newsletters 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 ISBT and attend at the introductory rate of USD$250, which includes full member benefits through the end of 2023. Click the buttons 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.

Members may register for free. Non-members may join ISBT and attend at the introductory rate of USD$250, which includes full member benefits through the end of 2023. Click the buttons below to register or learn more about BevTech Canada 2022.
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. 
Nelson Jameson Presents: Dry Cleaning: Is Water Friend or Foe in Food Safety & Sanitation - In this webinar we look at the rationale, challenges, and solutions related to microbial food safety and quality, and the use of water for sanitation.
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 by September 12. 
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.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Be that smart person – get a Beverage Institute education so you know what to do!

Click here to sign up for a course.
Beverage Institute Seminars get a “Thumbs Up” on LinkedIn!
  • 3-session online seminar on October 4, 11, and 19
  • A must attend seminar for any technologist involved in new product innovation or Emerging Brand teams.
  • Learn each step in the process to be able to manage with success.
  • Understand where your function fits into the process and what is needed from and when from every department.
  • Peter Zhang, Senior Manager of Packaging – PepsiCo, will be one of the presenters.
  • $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 ISBT members’ pricing for all!
  • Click here for more information.
Beverage Institute Value Bundle – Extended until December 23 Due to Great Response!
Get a full week of learning (39 hours) for only $1,499 a $2,925 value!
  • 8 courses: Fundaments of Beverage Technology, Sanitation for Fountain Beverages, Beverage Ingredients Bundle, Introduction to Microbiology, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Sweetener Course, Complete Gases Course, plus PET Resin, Preform, and Bottle Technology.
For more information, contact Tom Reimer at or visit
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 2 new members since August 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.
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 September 12.
Converting Air into Sugar - Coca-Cola and University of California Berkeley team up to develop space mission tech for F&B.

Pepsi Prepares for NFL Season With Fridge-TV Combo, New Commercials - Despite Pepsi cutting the cord on its longtime NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show sponsorship, the company understandably wants to maintain ties with what has become the most profitable sports league in the world. 

OK Google, Get Me a Coke - AI giant demos soda-fetching robots.
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 packaging and closure manufacturers and end-users of the beverage industry.
Packaging Technology Technical Committee Chair Peter Zhang, PepsiCo
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.