Our Company

CP Kelco is a global leader in the manufacturing of specialty hydrocolloids. We combine expertise in the science of rheology with customer collaboration and continuing innovation in the use of nature-based chemistry. We leverage these strengths to offer high-performance ingredients that help manufacturers across a wide range of industries and geographies create products the marketplace needs and demands.

Our products are derived from raw materials found in nature, including polysaccharides produced by microbial fermentation, extraction from land and sea plants and cellulose-based raw materials. Through ongoing expansion and product development, CP Kelco has become one of the world’s leading producers of pectin and have pioneered advancements in the manufacturing and application of gellan gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC/cellulose gum).

CP Kelco has steadily broadened the effectiveness and range of hydrocolloid use since our founding nearly 90 years ago. We now operate manufacturing facilities in the US, Brazil, Finland, Denmark, Germany, China and the Philippines. We continue to expand our network of commercial offices and laboratories around the globe, serving more than 100 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco offers our 2,200 employees worldwide the opportunity for growth and professional advancement in an environment that fosters innovation, ethical behavior, safety and sustainability, excellence and respect for people.

CP Kelco believes that hydrocolloids have a unique and important role to play in the products customers will buy and consumers will eat, drink and use in the future. We continue to explore how our nature-based ingredients can enable formulators to respond to emerging trends in market needs and preferences. Our goal is to continually develop and sustain strong relationships and collaboration with our customers as they grow, change and embrace new challenges in their own markets and industries.

Through strategic growth, innovation, targeted expansion, respect and support for our people, customer intimacy and adherence to our company principles, CP Kelco looks forward to embracing the opportunities of our exciting future ahead.

CP Kelco Manufacturing Facilities

Äänekoski, Finland
Äänekoski, Finland

Carboxymethyl Cellulose

Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines
Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines

Carrageenan

Großenbrode, Germany
Großenbrode, Germany

Pectin

Lille Skensved, Denmark

Pectin, Carrageenan and Refined LBG

Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA

Xanthan Gum

San Diego, California, USA
San Diego, California, USA

Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum

Shandong, China

Xanthan Gum and Diutan Gum

Taixing, Jiangsu, China

Carboxymethyl Cellulose

Limeira, Brazil
Limeira, Brazil

Pectin