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About CO2Sustain® and the clever people behind it

CO2Sustain® is a product for forward-thinking drinks makers who want to create positive consumer experiences and enjoyment, improve production efficiency and reduce costs.

The Fizzicists

Meet the team behind the CO2Sustain products and find out a little bit more about them.

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CO2Sustain® was developed after we were contacted by a large global soft drinks brand who needed help to eliminate excess foaming during their soft drink filling process. They were looking for a non-silicone alternative to the commodity silicone-based ‘antifoams’ they were currently using. A google search had led them to our website where they could see we were producing food-grade silicone-free antifoaming agents for washing potatoes.

Our challenge was to develop a silicone-free processing aid that worked to reduce foam in carbonated beverages. A small project group of chemists was quickly formed, led by our chief Chemist at the time, Roy Taylor, who has a history in inventing innovative products — such as Turtle Car Wax.

Working tirelessly in the lab, we tested hundreds of different food and beverage grade additives. After better understanding their requirements, it became apparent that no traditional ‘surface active’ antifoam could address the known industry-wide fobbing problem. Instead, we focused on eliminating foam generation in the first place — through manipulating the bubbles in the bulk of the liquid (CO2 solubilisation), rather than at the surface — focusing on getting more CO2 into the drink from the start.

It was during this process that we invented CO2Sustain® — our flagship, patented, silicone-free CO2 solubiliser that, whilst working as a highly effective non-silicone antifoaming agent, offered a host of new and more value-added benefits for carbonated beverage makers than we ever could have anticipated. You can read about the various benefits here.

CO2Sustain® was developed and patented with the intended benefit of controlling foam production, the unintentional benefit was an enhanced perception of fizziness in the poured beverage.

With this combination of rapid response to customer needs and blue-sky thinking, CO2Sustain® is fast making its name as a major innovation in soft drink manufacture — find out how your products and brand could benefit by getting in touch and arranging for a demonstration and free sample.

The Fizzicists

Meet the team behind the CO2Sustain products and find out a little bit more about them.

John Story

Technical Director

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Jonathan Stott

Business Manager

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Luis Cantu Robles

Business Development Specialist

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Leticia Bernal Dellong

Business Development Specialist

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