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15 August 2022

A solution to CO2 shortages

Posted in Industry News

Helping manufacturers overcome CO2 shortages

UK beverage manufacturers using CO2 during the production process can safeguard their future, mitigate supply issues, and ensure their products make it onto store shelves through the addition of  CO2Sustain®.

As the specialists in keeping carbonated drinks fizzier for longer and pioneers of the CO2 Sustain®, we are throwing a vital business lifeline to soft drinks brands and manufacturers facing increasing costs arising from ongoing CO2 supply issues.

Already this year we have seen an unprecedented 200% increase in enquiries after being inundated with requests for help as many soft drink manufacturers and bottling businesses look to protect dwindling carbon dioxide stocks.

CO2Sustain® enables manufacturers to use less CO2 in their carbonated drinks with their innovative bubble technology.

Less CO2 is required during the manufacturing and bottling processes enabling more beverage to be produced without using as much CO2, preserving valuable stocks of the gas as the shortage continues to worsen. Introducing CO2Sustain® can enable manufacturers to make 10 – 15% more beverages from the same amount of CO2.

The clever carbonation technology ensures that the same carbonation sensory profile is achieved with less added CO2.

Scarce CO2 supplies are continuing to prompt fears of a potential soft drinks shortage and concerns in other priority areas such as healthcare and food manufacture, where CO2 is a vital resource. Some of our UK customers report having to pay ever increasing prices for CO2.

As a result, production of CO2Sustain® has been ramped up fourfold in the first quarter of this year as soft drinks manufacturers look to make their CO2 supplies go further.

Jonathan Stott, business manager says: “We are seeing manufacturers actively looking to reduce the amount of CO2 used per beverage to make the amount they procure go further.

“This is a challenging time for UK beverage manufacturers, exacerbated by spiralling production costs including raw materials, labour, energy, transportation, and delivery. CO2Sustain® presents a viable business solution for many of our customers, especially with the added uncertainty on global supplies and hike in transportation costs. The availability of CO2Sustain® is good news for the UK carbonated drinks market as it allows drinks manufacturers and brands to formulate their products by using up less of their valuable CO2 reserves and ensure supply levels of their products are maintained for retail.”

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