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Packaging Technology Technical Committee

Mission

Provide guidance on voluntary standards, 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:

Provide a forum for industry stakeholders to collaborate to create voluntary standards and specifications to benefit the industry as a whole. Promote the understanding of shared packaging challenges and new 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 BevTech® 2017. Click here to preview the topics and the tentative agenda.

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.

Closure Test Methods Subcommittee

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

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.

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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.

Subcommittee Chair

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

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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
Plastic Technologies, Inc
Phone: 419 867 5416

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Environmental Topics in Packaging Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee is currently focusing their energy on increasing plastic closure recycling rates through the CAPS ON program.

Subcommittee Chair

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

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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.

Subcommittee Chair

Greg Fisher
Plastic Technologies Inc.
Phone: (419) 725-5619

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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.

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.

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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

Carl Smith
BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
Phone: (419) 740-6889

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Archive

Click here for the committee's archive page.

www.Threadspecs.com™

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