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Beverage Operations and Processing Technical Committee

Mission

The mission of the Beverage Operations & Processing Technical Committee is to share the basic / best practices of beverage operations, review new / traditional beverage processing techniques, and advise standard guidelines and principles to benefit a successful beverage processing facility.

Current Activities

The Beverage Operations and Processing Technical Committee will present the latest technology and innovations at BevTech® 2018. Stay tuned for the agenda.

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Aseptics Subcommittee

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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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Container Cleaning Subcommittee

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Contract Packaging Subcommittee

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Subcommittee Chair

Doug Poulos
Cott Beverages, Inc.
Phone: (706) 494-7571

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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

Dave Scheuerman
Ball Beverage Packaging, N&C Am.
Phone: (303) 460-5260

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Ingredient Mixing Subcommittee

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Subcommittee Chair

Rick Earley
Admix, Inc.
Phone: (336)2107510

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Sampling Subcommittee

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Subcommittee Chair

Joerg Zacharias
Krones AG
Phone: (049) 9401-701916

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Areas of Interest

  1. Water Treatment
  2. Ingredient Handling
  3. Mixing / Blending
  4. Filling
  5. Product Processing / Preservation Types:
    1. Chemical Preservatives
    2. Tunnel / Dual Pasteurization
    3. Hot / Warm Fill
    4. Retort / Hydrostat
    5. Aseptic / Ultraclean
    6. Other Novel processes
  6. Contract Packaging Operations

2016 Committee Presentations

High Pressure Processing and Juice Beverages by James Barker, Niagara Bottling.

Improving Heat Transfer Fluid Performance across Beverage Manufacturing Cooling Processes From PET Blow Molding to Pasteurization to Freezer Storage by Laurie Kronenberg, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company.

Unique & Versatile Contract Packaging Capabilities in the Southwest by Philip Me, AZPack.

2017 Committee Tentative Presentations

Automated Production Line QA Testing-Bottle Closure Torque by Gabor Szakacs, Proeduct Mgr, Mesa Laboratories.