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Packaging Technology Technical Committee

Mission

Provide guidance on voluntary guidelines, best practices, specifications, and technologies for the Packaging and Closure manufacturers and end-users of the beverage industry.

Current Activities

The objectives / goals of the committee include:

The Packaging Technology Technical Committee provides a forum for industry stakeholders to collaborate to create voluntary guidelines and best practices to benefit the industry as a whole. The Packaging Technology Technical Committee promotes the understanding of shared beverage packaging challenges and innovative beverage packaging technologies.

To that end, here are the latest activities of the Packaging Technology Technical Committee.

The Packaging Technology Technical Committee will present the latest technology and innovations at the BevTech® 2021 virtual meeting. Click here to preview the topics and the final agenda. The Packaging Technology Technical Committee meeting will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021. The theme of this year's BevTech is Trends and Innovations in Challenging Times.

Subcommittees

Please click on the More Information button for additional details about any of these subcommittees. If anyone wishes to join a group, please contact the Subcommittee Chairs.

Correlation Review of CO2 Test Methods Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Gain insight and/or establish a relationship between test methods for accurate comparatives. Initial focus will be methods review as it pertains to CO2 shelf life testing only, and issues that affect CO2 shelf life measurements.

Johann Angres

Subcommittee Chair

Johann Angres
Steinfurth, Inc.
Phone: (678) 500-9014

Subcommittee Chair

Muluken Tilahun
Coca-Cola
Phone: 470 522 8071

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Education and Beverage Institute Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee coordinates the development of education modules and seminar speakers as needed.

Subcommittee Chair

Dan Durham
PTI
Phone: 419 867 5416

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Harmonization of CETIE and ISBT Closure Test Methods Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Harmonization of CETIE and ISBT Closure Test Methods that meets the expectations of both organizational members. The outcome will be two documents - and ISBT voluntary standard and a CETIE test manual.

Subcommittee Chair

Michael Krueger
Corvaglia Mould AG
Phone: (0041)71-9737960

Subcommittee Chair

Dustin Vance
Silgan Closures
Phone: (630)210-6787

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PET Bottle Test Methods Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee will release updated and revised methods for PET bottles.

Greg Fisher

Subcommittee Chair

Greg Fisher
Torus Measurement Systems
Phone: (419)708-5287

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Prevention of PET Stress Cracking and Crazing Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee is focused on the prevention of environment induced PET stress cracking and crazing and development of compatibility testing of process chemicals used in contact with PET.

Lana Giddings

Subcommittee Chair

Lana Giddings
Plastipak Packaging
Phone: (734) 354-7177

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Sustainable Packaging Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee will articulate prevailing sustainability issues that relate to beverage packaging, promote sustainable solutions, and identify, adopt, and publish guidelines in support of this effort.

Subcommittee Chair

Dave Dineff
AGR International Inc.
Phone: (724) 482-2163

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Thread Specs Review Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Review and define an ISBT process for the approval/acceptance of a finish specification that will be ultimately posted on the “threadspecs.com” web site.

Subcommittee Chair

Jeff Crooks
PepsiCo
Phone: 773-354-2481

Subcommittee Chair

Andrew Kreinbrink
Berry Global
Phone: 419-740-6874

Subcommittee Chair

Dennis Szczesniak
Silgan Closures
Phone: 630-515-3487

Subcommittee Chair

Dave Watson
Bericap Inc.
Phone: (905) 634-2248

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Torque & Application Angle Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: To act as competence center and bridge between packaging & closure designer and producer, beverage producer and instrumentation designer and producer.

Lothar Brauer

Subcommittee Chair

Lothar Brauer
Brauer Consultancy Service
Phone: +49 (6139) 2902 211

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Beverage Institute by ISBT®

The Packaging Technology Technical Committee worked with the Beverage Institute by ISBT® and The Packaging School to develop the following courses:

PET: Resins, Preforms, and Bottle Technology Course

PET: Resins, Preforms, and Bottle Technology Course

If you are responsible for purchasing, running PET filling lines, quality, or packaging development, then this is the course for you. This course will help you understand the PET bottle making process including resins, preforms, blow molding, bottles, PET process chemistry and properties, QC methods, and other key attributes. As the premier global beverage society, the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) recognized a need for information on the key factors and technology used in creating PET Bottles, which are 67% of the containers used to package beverages, and so this course was created.

Non-Member: $180
Member: $155

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Note: Individual modules may be purchased a la carte by clicking the Learn More button, then selecting the link to View Course for the module(s) you are interested in, then clicking the Buy button.

Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

The Fundamentals of Beverage Technology is a self-paced, interactive session providing a technical overview of the beverage industry. It covers the complete supply chain from research and development to ingredients, processing, packaging, and food safety to finished goods distribution.

The Introduction to Beverage Packaging module was developed in conjunction with the Packaging Technology Technical Committee.

Non-Member: $399
Member: $299

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www.Threadspecs.com™

See Thread Finish Voluntary Terminology's and Specifications on the ISBT Threadspecs™ website at www.threadspecs.com.


BevTech Presentations

2019

  • Tethered caps – a general legislative status — JB Fisher (Corvaglia)
  • The Evolution in PET Filling Permanent Quality Assurance - Online measurement of Application Angle — Gerhard Nowakowski (BBull)
  • ISBT-CETIE – Update on guidelines flat top closures Harmonization status and future projects — Lothar Brauer (Brauer Consulting)
  • Bottle One technology — Bill Duelge (Silgan Closures)
  • Recycling and reuse of PET bottles - What are the key factors from a quality point of view? — Dirk Fey (Unisensor)

2018

  • Accelerate Closures Innovation via Engineering Analysis — Siddharth Athreya (DOW)
  • Beverage Institute — Sally Potter (Beverage Institute)
  • Panel: Developing Package needs to future challenges of smaller package trends (packaging downsizing) — Lothar Brauer (BC), Don Durham (PTI), Mike Brancato (KHS), Jim Barker (Niagara), Eric Vignola ( NovaChem), Moderator: Lothar Brauer
  • Recent study on neck crazing — Lana Giddings (Plastipak)

2017

  • End User prospective HPP processing — Jill Costello (Pressed Juicery)
  • Aseptic processing — Martin Geithmann (PTI)
  • Hot-fill processing — Dave Yonkers (Silgan)
  • High Pressure Processing — Nali Prchal (Avure Technologies)