As we deal with some contract bottlers who fill for small businesses as well as start-ups, we can accommodate these this way.
Bottling lines are able to start up faster and also run quicker, meaning less rejects and ultimately resulting in significant savings. As drinks are fizzier for longer with CO2Sustain®, this enables brands to extend carbonation shelf life and reduce consumer complaints – another great way to save time as well as money.
Manufacturers are also able to save energy and other resources used on equipment such as can warmers or cooling equipment, which CO2Sustain® can be used to negate the use of.
We can make recommendations about labelling based on the primary purpose of its usage but ultimately the decision is yours. If, for example, you are using CO2Sustain® as a processing aid to control foam then it wouldn’t need to go on the label, but if you are trying to enhance the finished product’s carbonation retention qualities it is more appropriate to refer to it as an ingredient which generally does require labelling.*
*The primary function of this food-grade additive is to control foam in carbonated beverages. If it is used in such a way as to fulfil another function, the advice given in relation to its permissible use and/or declaration may not apply.
Taking into account the provision of Regulation (EC) 1334/2008 and EFFA’s Guidance Document, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to determine the labelling of this product in its final application.
The following should be considered, amongst other points: Ingredients that have a technological function in the finished product must be labelled.
Further guidance on the labelling of this product is available on request.
Yes – the Polysorbate 65 we use is food-grade and can be consumed up to 10mg per 1kg of human body-weight per day.
There is no effect on taste, your beverage will simply be fizzier.
CO2Sustain® controls foam during filling which allows bottlers to fill at higher temperatures (up to 18°C) without causing foaming problems. This can result in a major reduction of energy consumption as cooling systems are not required.
With CO2Sustain® drinks are fizzier for longer – this higher carbonation allows manufacturers to consider lowering the preform weight of PET bottles, and so has the potentiality to reduce the impact of plastic pollution worldwide.