9. Palletized cans

S. BRENDECKE (1); (1) Ball Corporation, Broomfield, CO, U.S.A.

Packaging (Bottles, Draft and Cans)
Thursday, October 8
1:45–3:30 p.m.
River Terrace 2

Packaging plays an important role in the quality of the product that the consumers experience, but is often only examined when a problem arises. This presentation will discuss some of the steps that a brewery should put into practice for receiving, storing, and depalletizing of cans and other packaging materials. Examples of chemicals that interact with packaging material and could produce off-flavors in finished products will be discussed. Best practices will be discussed to prevent damage to cans before filling and thus minimizing problems at the filler.

Scott Brendecke received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Adams State College, Colorado, in 1986, and a master’s degree in chemistry from Northern Arizona University in 1990. In 2009 he received an MBA from Jones International University. Scott worked at Los Alamos National laboratory, Rocky Flats and Rocky Mountain Arsenal from 1988 to 1997 doing environmental analysis. In 1997 he joined Ball Corporation. His work at Ball is focused on beverage and coating interactions. At Ball he became an organoleptic analyst and has judged at events such as GABF, NABA, and WBC. He is the Packaging Subcommittee lead for the ASBC Technical Committee.

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