Provide guidance on voluntary guidelines, best practices, specifications, and technologies for the Packaging and Closure manufacturers and end-users of the beverage industry.
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.
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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.
The objectives / goals of the committee include: Focus on reviewing and updating relevant test methods. Serve as a forum for beverage manufacturers and can makers to collaborate on metal packaging challenges, creating best practices and guidelines where possible.
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.
The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee coordinates the development of education modules and seminar speakers as needed.
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.
The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee will release updated and revised methods for PET bottles.
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.
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.
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” website.
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.The Subcommittee Chair position for this committee is open. If you are interested in the position, please contact the ISBT office at for more information.
The Packaging Technology Technical Committee worked with the Beverage Institute by ISBT® and The Packaging School to develop the following courses:
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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.
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.
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.
See Thread Finish Voluntary Terminology's and Specifications on the ISBT Threadspecs® website at www.threadspecs.com.