The Future is Suddenly More A-Peeling!

As you seek to reduce the number of ingredients on your label, we know that each one you choose has to be multifunctional, close to nature, and recognizable to consumers. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber does it all AND contributes to daily fiber intake as well. That’s why it’s the next-generation, clean label ingredient of choice for product developers. Key applications include dressings and sauces, condiments, fruit-flavored drinks – the possibilities are endless!

A multifunctional tool in your formulation toolbox:

Benefits

  • Emulsion Stabilization
  • Suspension
  • Water-Binding
  • Viscosity & Mouthfeel
  • Supports Fat Reduction
  • Supports Sugar Reduction
  • Egg substitution
  • No E Number

Discover the Possibilities

CP Kelco’s NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is nature-based and derived from intact citrus peels. Our unique, patented process converts the peels into a fiber that is not only functional, but also retains more pectin content.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

CP Kelco strives to be a sustainable partner in your supply chain. See the steps we’re taking to live up to our commitment to People, Planet and Profit.

A Recipe for Yogurt Fruit Prep Success

In Innova Market Insights’ recent forecast of food and beverage trends for 2020, one thing was perfectly clear: ingredients matter. Consumers are increasingly interested in what makes up their favorite products. After all, they count on products such as yogurt to help maintain their healthy-but-hectic lifestyles. As we’ll discover, there is one trend set to revolutionize the yogurt market. It’s already in high demand among consumers. And one key ingredient is ready to help your brand succeed.

A Look at Yogurt Trends

According to Innova Market Insights, more than half of all U.S. shoppers purchase yogurt regularly. While it’s still a top choice for breakfast, more consumers are turning to yogurt as a snack. There’s also a shift towards yogurt for dinner, which suggests a growing interest in the more indulgent, dessert-style yogurts. Almost 20% choose yogurt because it’s so convenient, and ambient drinking yogurts are tailor made for the on-the-go lifestyle.

Health claims are also a big part of yogurt’s appeal to consumers. Food Ingredients First reports that more than 60% of all new yogurts made a digestive/gut health claim in 2018 and just about as many claimed to be low fat. Protein is still a megatrend worldwide and yogurt is a great source. However, with many manufacturers striving to reduce sugar, low- and no-sugar claims are on the rise. Over 20% of yogurts launched in 2018 made the low-sugar claim, says Food Ingredients First. That marks a double-digit jump in just four years.

From CP Kelco’s own internal research, we know that consumers want to increase their daily fruit intake, especially in many Asian and developing countries. They are eager to experience new sources, such as fruit yogurt, and combine it with savory flavors, spices and nuts.

The Category to Watch

Industry insiders, including the author of the lifestyle blog Eat For The Planet, call plant-based yogurt “the category to watch in 2019 and beyond.” According to Progressive Grocer, it’s the “new market disruptor,” taking the place of Greek yogurt, and Plant Based Foods Association reports the plant-based yogurt category grew almost 40% in the U.S. in one year – more than plant-based meats and beverages combined! Innova Market Insights says Europe is the leading region for spoonable non-dairy yogurt launches in the first half of 2019. The global non-dairy yogurt market is predicted to increase significantly through 2027, according to Future Market Insights.

The reason? Consumers perceive plant-based foods to be “healthier.”

One look at grocery store shelves will convince you that there isn’t a plant, nut or legume that hasn’t been turned into a dairy alternative. Recent launches seem to favor oat milk with a creamy texture that is well-suited as a yogurt base and coconut cream, which provides rich flavor. There is no clear non-dairy front runner yet, which could make for some interesting competition and lots of choice for consumers.

What Will it Take to Succeed?

Working with plant-based yogurts comes with a unique set of challenges related to taste, texture and formulation. In a competitive market, brands that can master these six criteria will succeed with consumers:

  1. Clean label
  2. Low or no sugar fruit preparation
  3. Interesting flavors
  4. Creamy texture
  5. Plant-based protein
  6. Fresh/fruity taste

The Key Ingredient: GENU® Pectin

Pectin is a familiar ingredient to consumers and produced from citrus peels. As the world’s leading pectin producer with more than 75 years of experience, CP Kelco sources its citrus peels from the juice industry. Pectin provides soluble fiber and can help you meet your clean label formulation requirements.

Pectin adds a nice, creamy texture to your fruit prep with a fantastic shine and a unique flavor release compared to starch. It lets your fruit be the star – consumers see an even distribution of well-preserved, large pieces of fruit. Pectin also has a clean taste that won’t affect your fruit’s natural flavor. It provides a shear-thinning flow to optimize the pumping process without disturbing the fruit. This ensures your fruit prep will remain stable through the manufacturing process – from the transport and processing of the fruit prep itself through your production of stirred, fruit-at-the-bottom, fruit-at-the-top or fruit-on-the-side finished yogurt (with no “floating fruit” migration/reaction to your white mass or thinning down).

We can recommend the following product categories for fruit preparations, based on your needs:

  • HM Pectin (high methylated) is great for suspension and rapid setting at higher temperatures. It is used for traditional high-sugar products.
  • LM Pectin (low methylated) can be used for low-calorie/low-sugar fruit prep. There are a broad range of LM pectins to choose from. Your LM pectin choice will depend on key variables such as your production process, setting temperature, sugar content, preferred texture and whether organic compliance is a requirement.

In addition to using pectin for your fruit preparation, it’s also an excellent, nature-based ingredient for your white mass. Your pectin choice will depend on the formulation content of soluble solids, amount of culture present, protein source, type of sugar and fruit variety, as well as the texture and viscosity you desire. So, play up your yogurt’s indulgence and sensory profile with beautiful layers of fruit and white mass. Reformulate to reduce sugar and add protein. CP Kelco can help you achieve the results you want.

CP Kelco Finalizes Sale of Taixing, China Plant

ATLANTA, December 11, 2019 –  CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, has announced the sale of its Taixing, China plant to Hansstar Taizhou Textural Ingredients Co., Ltd.

The facility in Taixing supported CP Kelco’s production of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). CP Kelco remains committed to producing high-quality CMC products for the global market from its facility in Äänekoski, Finland.

CP Kelco continues to maintain a strong presence in China. In July of this year,  the company launched an expansion project to enhance biogums production capabilities at its Wulian, China facility.

 

 

Stabilizing Dairy Alternative Products with Nature-Powered Solutions

Plant-based proteins have the market buzzing, with food and beverage innovations arriving frequently on store shelves. But formulating beverages with alternative protein sources—whether soy, almond, oat, pea or rice – can present challenges, especially in meeting consumers’ expectations for taste, texture and visual appeal. We partnered with Innova Market Insights and Food Ingredients First to share useful insights about the global dairy alternatives market, the key challenges when formulating these products, and how KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum–a nature-based, fermentation-derived ingredient–serves as a unique, multifunctional solution in the product developer’s toolkit.

 

CP Kelco Announced as Winner of 2019 Fi Innovation Award in Diversity & Inclusion Category

ATLANTA, December 4, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, has been named by Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) as the winner of the 2019 Fi Innovation Award in the Diversity & Inclusion category. Innovation Award winners in 11 distinct categories were announced during a December 3 ceremony at the FiE industry conference and exposition in Paris.

Presented to CP Kelco’s Didier Viala, President, and Sophie Moyal, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources, the Fi Innovation Award for Diversity & Inclusion recognizes an organization for creating a work environment that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of gender, race, religious background, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability.

“We are truly thrilled and honored to receive this prestigious award and recognition for our achievements and ongoing work to embrace Diversity & Inclusion across our global organization,” Viala said. “As part of the J.M. Huber Corporation, a family-owned company, we operate each day with Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of our CP Kelco brand—it’s core to how we engage our employees, and it’s critical to how we serve our customers.”

Viala added that innovation and problem-solving with customers come from a culture of inclusion. “We’re able to achieve meaningful engagement by welcoming employees’ and customers’ ideas, then taking the best of them to develop the most effective solutions that meet customers’ needs,” Viala said. “CP Kelco’s launch during FiE of our latest innovative ingredient, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, has been the result of being fully committed to inclusion and close collaboration across our cross-functional, cross-cultural global team along with our external partners worldwide.”

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco employs nearly 2,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences.  What sets us apart:

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
  • Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovations, CELLULON Cellulose Liquid (fermentation-derived cellulose) and NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Announces New Distribution Agreement with IMCD Brasil

ATLANTA, December 3, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is announcing a new distribution agreement with IMCD Brasil to serve the Brazilian market in Latin America. Effective January 1, 2020, IMCD Brasil will be the company’s strategic distributor in Brazil for CP Kelco’s pectin, gellan gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum and diutan gum for use in a wide range of foods, beverages and consumer and industrial products.

“We are pleased to extend our strategic distribution alliance with IMCD in North America to the Brazilian market,” said James Schkade, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial at CP Kelco. “As the food, beverage and personal care industries increasingly seek naturally derived, clean-label ingredients for their new product formulations, we anticipate strong growth across a wide variety of applications. We look forward to collaborating with IMCD Brasil’s sales, technical and customer service teams to serve local customers with high efficiency and agility and to expand our market coverage.”

“Partnering with a demonstrated innovation leader such as CP Kelco aligns with IMCD’s efforts to offer our customers world-class products and innovative technical solutions,” said Nicolas Kaufmann, Managing Director, IMCD Brasil. “IMCD’s technical sales experts are ready to explore new collaborations with our growing customer base within Brazil. We are already receiving a positive reception from the market with the news of adding CP Kelco’s products to IMCD Brasil’s portfolio.”

The high-quality, functional ingredients in CP Kelco’s nature-based portfolio provide stabilization, texture, suspension and viscosity for a variety of food, beverage, personal care and other consumer and industrial applications.

About CP Kelco
CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop
customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences. What sets us apart:

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientist and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
  • Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understand market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, cellulose gum/CMC, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovations, CELLULON Cellulose Liquid (fermentation derived cellulose) and NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

About IMCD N.V.
IMCD is a market-leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. Its result-driven professionals provide market-focused solutions to suppliers and customers across EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Americas, offering a range of comprehensive product portfolios, including innovative formulations that embrace industry trends.
Listed at Euronext, Amsterdam (IMCD), IMCD realised revenues of € 2,379 million in 2018 with more than 2,800 employees in over 47 countries on 6 continents. IMCD’s dedicated team of technical and commercial experts work in close partnership to tailor best in class solutions and provide value through expertise for around 43,000 customers and a diverse range of world class suppliers.
To find out more about IMCD, please visit www.imcdgroup.com.

CP Kelco Appoints IMCD as Exclusive Distributor in Singapore

ATLANTA, November 25, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that IMCD has been appointed as its exclusive distributor for CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage, consumer and industrial applications in the territory of Singapore, effective immediately.

“As a company that prides itself on delivering tailored solutions, CP Kelco is pleased to enter into this relationship with IMCD,” said Richard Yin, Vice President of CP Kelco’s Asia Pacific region. “Our close partnership will ensure that our customers receive the highest level of technical support and logistic service, utilizing our portfolio of naturally derived ingredients.”

Phillippe Russo, IMCD Singapore Managing Director, commented, “For a long time, CP Kelco has been a very valuable partner for us. This latest exclusive agreement testifies to the successful and tight relationship we have. CP Kelco’s industry-leading product portfolio combined with IMCD’s strong technical expertise will enable IMCD to maximize market penetration in Singapore and provide innovative solutions to our customers.”

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences.  What sets us apart:

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
  • Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovations, CELLULON Cellulose Liquid (fermentation-derived cellulose) and NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco to Launch NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber at Food Ingredients Europe

ATLANTA, November 25, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is launching a major new product line at the Food Ingredients Europe conference and exposition in Paris,  December 3-5, 2019. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is a clean-label ingredient that is sustainably sourced, produced from intact citrus peels, and does not require an e-number in Europe.

CP Kelco will showcase its latest innovative ingredient in tasty prototypes at Stand #6G161 in Hall 6 of the FiE exposition. “Our samples will demonstrate how NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber provides water-binding capacity, viscosity, suspension and emulsion stabilization, while also contributing to dietary fiber intake,” said Susanne Sörgel, Sr. Director, Pectin & Carrageenan Strategic Platform at CP Kelco.

At its FiE booth, CP Kelco will offer tastings of a low-fat, vegan mayonnaise containing NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber as an alternative to egg, gum stabilizers and starch, as well as a fruit-flavored drink to demonstrate the new ingredient’s excellent functionality in reduced-sugar beverages.

Developed in response to continuing consumer demand for food and beverage products with less ingredients, less sugar and less fat, NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber can help manufacturers of these products meet clean label requirements while achieving critical functionality that ensures their desired taste and texture. Key applications include condiments, dressings, soups and fruit-flavored drinks.

“This novel fiber will become a key go-to ingredient in the product developer’s toolbox,” said Jérôme Béra, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing at CP Kelco. “Our journey with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is just beginning – we’re excited about its potential based on positive feedback and collaboration from trials conducted with partners around the globe. We look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities for NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber with formulators across many application segments.”

CP Kelco’s Lead Project Manager in Innovation for the Citrus Fiber project, Heidi Munck Graversen, is also a featured speaker during the Fi Conference, focusing on clean label reformulation. Graversen will speak on December 4 at 11 a.m. in the Discovery Theatre, Hall 7.

In addition, CP Kelco is honored to be named a finalist for the Fi Innovation Awards 19 in the category of Diversity and Inclusion. The award recognizes a company for creating a work environment that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of gender, race, religious background, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability. Winners will be announced on December 3 at the show.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences. What sets us apart:

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
  • Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, cellulose gum/CMC, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovations, CELLULON™ Cellulose Liquid (fermentation-derived cellulose) and NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com and follow us on LinkedIn.