CO2Sustain® takes bubble science very seriously and our team of fizzicists work hard to ensure that the optimal dosage is reached before producing a solution for your carbonated drink or drinks portfolio.
We regularly undertake carbonation shelf life tests that measure gas loss by weight, volume, and pressure over time to ascertain how CO2Sustain®-enhanced products compare to regular versions, and how different dosages affect drinks in the long term.
As global trends have highlighted the importance of reducing plastic usage, and with global temperatures rising, CO2Sustain are here to offset these environmental issues to maintain the level of quality you expect to see in finished carbonated beverage products.
Plastic (PET) is porous, meaning that carbonation is lost over time in fizzy drinks as CO2 diffuses out through the headspace.
It is common for bottlers to over-carbonate fizzy drinks to ensure that they are still acceptably fizzy when they reach consumers via retailers.
A number of factors exacerbate carbonation loss such as temperature and bottle density.
CO2Sustain does not increase carbonation but retains it, getting to work upon filling at the bottlers and upon opening.
By encapsulating CO2 bubbles in the body of the drink that form when pressure is released, CO2Sustain keeps them small and prevents them from merging and bursting (a process that creates foam and loses carbonation).