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American Beverage Association (ABA)
The ABA represents America's non-alcoholic beverage industry.
APCOR represents, promotes and carries our research for the Portuguese cork industry.
Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers Association
The BBFI represents companies supplying raw materials, through to production and packaging machinery manufacturers supplying the food & drink industry worldwide.
British Bottlers Institute (BBI)
The British Bottlers' Institute provides a forum for those concerned with the bottling, canning and packaging of beverages and other products.
British Plastics Federation (BPF)
Established in 1933, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) represents the UK plastics industry, with over 400 members across the industry supply chain.
British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA)
The British Soft Drinks Association represents UK producers of soft drinks, including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters.
Campden BRI provide the food and drink industry with the practical scientific, technical and advisory services needed to ensure product safety and quality, process efficiency and product and process innovation.
CEEV – Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
CEEV is the representative body for the EU wine industry.
Cetie International Center for Bottling and Related Packaging
Cetie is a European inter-professional organisation of European experts (users and producers) who produce technical reference documentation - pre-standards and best practice guides to achieve quality standards in the bottling industry.
Cork Industry Federation
The Cork Industry Federation is an association of companies involved in the importation, manufacture and distribution of cork products in the UK and for export. The Federation seeks to uphold quality standards within the industry and to promote the use of cork in its many different applications.
CQI Chartered Quality Institute
The CQI is the chartered body for quality management professionals.
FIVS International Wine and Spirits Federation
FIVS is a worldwide federation designed to serve the wine, beer and spirits sectors.
Institute of Measurement and Control
The Institute of Measurement and Control is committed to promoting the professional excellence and standing of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries.
International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)
The ISBT was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1953 and is unique in being the only organization whose sole interest is the technical and scientific aspect of soft drinks and beverages.
Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers supports and represents members' on industry matters related to operational, regulatory and environmental issues.
Process and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA)
The PPMA is the UK's trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market.
Smithers PIRA is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chain.
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
SPE represents nearly 20,000 plastics professionals around the globe, providing a source of technical information, training, networking, and knowledge-sharing.
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI)
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents companies that manufacture packaging, processing and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Industrial Packaging Association (IPA)
The IPA is the leading UK trade organisation for industrial packaging, such as steel and plastic drums.
United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CSPC)
The United States CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Cover child-resistant packaging.
WSTA Wine and Spirit Trade Association
The WSTA represents over 340 companies producing, importing, exporting and selling wines and spirits in the UK.
Quality is a monthly publication that covers quality assurance and process improvement techniques.
BEVNET.com is a beverage-oriented media company, producing a website, pritned magazine and conference series.
European Plastic Product Manufacturer (EPPM)
EPPM is a leading source of information and intelligence for the Euopean plastic industry.
International Bottler and Packer
International Bottler and Packer is a monthly publication covering all aspects of beverage packaging.
Plastics News is a weekly print and online publication covering all aspects of plastics processing, primarily serving the North American market.
Plastics & Rubber Weekly (PRW)
PRW is the leading trade magazine serving the UK polymer industry.
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASTM International - American Society for Testing and Materials
BSI - British Standards Institute
DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
European Committee for Standardisation
International Organisation for Standardisation
JIS - Japanese Standards Association
SAC - Standardisation Administration of China
Torque and Force Conversion Tables