Soft Drink Additives Testing | PerkinElmer

Soft Drink Additives Testing

Beverage bottling plants must ensure raw materials and finished products are both consistent and safe, requiring a variety of quality control testing, including additives analysis of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs). This testing needs to be reliable yet easy for operators of all skill levels. PerkinElmer’s Soft Drink Additives Analysis Workflow Solution is designed to minimize user error and mitigate the risk of releasing non-conforming finished product batches. It features the easy-to-use LC 300 HPLC system, SimplicityChrom CDS for data management, as well as a plug-and-play Soft Drink Additives Analysis Consumables Kit, along with a green-chemistry method that is both fast and intuitive.


Liquid chromatography (LC) is used for a variety of quality control and safety applications throughout the carbonated soft drink manufacturing process. Whether you’re testing syrups or finished products, LC allows you to quickly and confidently identify and quantify analytes in the sample to ensure they are at the correct concentrations for consistency and safety.  

Our LC 300 HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) platform is ideal for beverage manufacturers because it is powerful, and from an analytical perspective, it is also intuitive for users of all skill levels. We’ve removed any unnecessary complications that only slow you down and created a product that fits your needs. 

Using our LC 300, six of the most common additives in CSDs – acesulfame K, saccharin, sodium benzoate, caffeine, potassium sorbate, and aspartame – can be quantified in 6 minutes with minimal sample prep (depending upon the sample type).  How’s that for efficient?

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SimplicityChrom Software

All software should be modern and easy to use – and the software used for your HPLC analyses should be no different. PerkinElmer's SimplicityChrom is the newest chromatography data system (CDS) software commercially available. As the name suggests, it was designed to simplify chromatography processes and improve user experience with workflows that remind operators of applications they use daily.

Working together, we can create customized methods to reduce the risk of user error and improve efficiency. When you’re ready to analyze samples, simply apply a pre-saved sequence, start the analytical run, and 6 minutes later, your customized report is ready for review.

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Consumables Kit

Your relationship with your instrument provider should go beyond the instrument and software and include all the consumables needed to perform your analyses. PerkinElmer offers a Soft Drink Additives Analysis Consumables Kit, a custom, fit-for-purpose bundle of reagents and labware consumables that includes all the needed supplies for additives analysis – mobile phases, standards levels 1-6, vials, caps, syringe filters, as well as the LC analytical and guard columns for 500 runs. And unlike other available alternatives, our kit does not require additional work by the operator as far as dilution or standards preparation – it’s a ready-to-go kit that allows your laboratory to run the samples with minimal steps required, reducing user error along the way.

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