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New test to stop soft drinks losing their fizz

22 February 2016

Soft drinks manufacturers will be able to assess how much their plastic bottles are causing their products to lose their fizz.

Versaperm have launched a testing kit to detect the permeability of plastic soft drinks bottles. 

Because of the permeability of plastic bottles, a drink can lose up to 15 per cent of its carbon dioxide fizz within just 12 weeks. 

"The answer is to determine the precise permeability of the finished bottle and can product during both the design and quality control stages, " a spokesman for Versaperm said.  

"The first measurement allows you to find or develop the best material for the product – and different drinks often need different materials. 

"Fortunately, although the science behind this is challenging, Versaperm has a simple solution that helps manufacturers deal with it."

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