Although global health trends advocate a low sugar diet, the demand for flavoured beverages has never been higher.
Carbonated soft drinks (in contrast to hard drinks which are alcoholic beverages), typically contain water, sweetening and flavouring. The sweetener may be sugar, syrup, fruit juice or sugar substitutes. These are rather expensive ingredients, which makes it important to get the blend just right. At Tetra Pak, you’ll find best-practice line solutions for both traditional and pasteurized carbonated soft drinks, to meet your customers’ demands.
Manufacturing carbonated soft drinks can be divided into the following sub-processes: preparation of sugar solutions, water deaeration, blending and mixing of flavours and concentrates, carbonation and, finally, packaging.
Water is de-aired to avoid oxidation – reactions that destroy the aromatic substances. If the drink is to be carbonated, water is 'impregnated' with carbon dioxide, which is dissolved in the water under high pressure. It’s important that all the air has been removed or the drink will froth over when the package is opened.
Read more about processing carbonated beverages in processing equipment.
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