Carbonation with CO2

CO2 (carbon dioxide) carbonation or fizz is the process of dissolving CO2 in carbonated soft drinks, sparkling water and beers. It gives them their refreshing taste sensations.

The process usually involves carbonation of CO2 under pressure. The CO2 is released as small bubbles, which give carbonated drinks their sparkling or fizzy effect. In addition, CO2 carbonation impedes fungi and bacteria growth.

ACP’s roots are in CO2 carbonation and have been for 120 years

ACP started producing and delivering CO2 for the carbonation of sparkling water as long ago as 1897.  
We can claim without contradiction that ACP’s roots are in carbonation, with 120 years’ expertise.

A large number of national and multinational beverage customers

ACP delivers liquid CO2 to a large number of national and multinational beverage companies across Europe.

We felt very honoured to be the recipient of the Coca-Cola Best Supplier of the Year Award in 2013 for the Benelux, France and UK region. We know it is a recognition of our continuous dedication to excelling in delighting our customers.

Our commitments to our customers have always been reliability, flexibility, true partnership and a search for innovative customised solutions that go beyond the obvious.

Why choose ACP CO2 for your carbonation?

  • Liquid CO2 with the highest quality and food safety programme

    ACP’s Food-Grade Quality Programme conforms to the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) regulations, and consists of:

    • State-of-the-art purification processes
    • Online quality monitoring and management in our production units
    • Regular analyses of final products, carried out by ACP and independent labs
    • Strict loading and unloading procedures
    • Rigorous traceability


    ACP’s Quality certifications:


    In co-development with some key customers, we went even further, beyond the already demanding requirements of the EIGA and ISBT regulations. In order to serve these customers even better, we developed a Safe For Food + programme with guaranteed 99.99% purification and the most stringent safety system.

    ACP’s special Safe For Food + programme:

    • Guaranteed 99.99% purification
    • Quality diagnosis/sample analysis
    • on every production day
    • of every single trailer shipment
    • Analysis of every single delivery
    • Sealing of every freight shipment
    • Separate logistics flow to avoid any risk of contamination
    • Individual seals are used to prevent product tampering

    Our Safe for Food + programme is an extremely rigorous quality and safety assurance programme.

  • Most reliable CO2 sourcing in Europe

    Continuity in the carbonation process is business-critical for you. We can be your most reliable source of liquid CO2. Since 1897, we have never failed to deliver to a single customer.
    Find out more about our liquid CO2 sourcing and production facilities in the EU

    ACP has very reliable liquid CO2 sourcing and production facilities:

    • 7 purification lines and 6 independent CO2 sources
    • Priority to direct customers
    • Permanent 5-day buffer stock
    • Our plants are connected to each other by rail as an extra buffer 
    • Annual production capacity of 545,000 tonnes

    Since 1897, we have never failed to deliver to a single customer.

    And furthermore:

    • 24/7 back-up delivery system in place
    • Telemetry on the CO2 tanks enables GPRS-driven quantity tracking
  • Our own engineers

    Our own engineers and technical team have many years of experience in designing, assembling and maintaining installations for storing and dosing CO2.

    ACP can be your partner for your tailor-made installation using equipment best suited to your needs.

  • We can help to simplify your life with automatic quantity controls

    You can have a CO2 telemetry installation on your tank which allows GPRS-driven quantity controls.
    You no longer need to check your stocks manually which helps with reordering in time.


Please contact us for more information.