CP Kelco Announces Global Collaboration with Lubrizol

ATLANTA, March 29, 2019 – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced an exclusive collaboration with The Lubrizol Corporation. The Ohio-based Lubrizol will commercialize CP Kelco’s PURLLON™   Cellulose Liquid and KELCO-VIS™ Diutan Gum product lines in the global personal care and home care markets.

“This new collaboration will allow CP Kelco and Lubrizol to build upon our collective strengths,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at CP Kelco. “We will provide Lubrizol’s teams the ability to expand their formulation capability with CP Kelco’s nature-based, biodegradable solutions, and Lubrizol’s deep expertise in personal and home care will help expand the range of applications for our fermentation-derived cellulose and diutan gum portfolios.”

CP Kelco has decades of experience developing innovative nature-based, water-soluble polymers, enabling manufacturers across a wide range of industries and geographies to create products that serve key marketplace needs and demands.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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 are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Launches New Global Brand and Website Focused on “Unlocking Nature-Powered Success”

ATLANTA (March 18, 2019) – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, today launched a new global brand strategy and redesigned website as part of the company’s continued focus on high-quality, nature-based ingredients, innovation and customer collaboration.

The new brand was unveiled today at CP Kelco’s exhibit (Booth 51Q50/51R51) at the Food Ingredients China exposition in Shanghai, inspired by the company’s brand essence: “Unlocking Nature-Powered Success.”

“We have always been proud of our commitment to quality, our focus on ingredients that are derived from nature, and our passion for helping customers create successful products for markets and consumers around the world,” said Didier Viala, president of CP Kelco. “Our new brand strategy and website capture CP Kelco’s purpose, passion and positioning, and will enable us to increase the company’s visibility among decision makers and opinion leaders in the key industries and markets we serve.”

The redesigned CP Kelco website provides updated content about the company’s products and applications, as well as information on the company’s global heritage and focus on sustainability.

In addition, CP Kelco will launch a brand awareness campaign in late March, featuring print and digital advertisements and helpful market insights. The ads, which will be published across a range of food and beverage media outlets worldwide, will highlight new CP Kelco content resources addressing texture trends, protein trends, clean label solutions and the power of sustainability.

To view CP Kelco’s website, visit www.cpkelco.com.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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.

Our key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Announces Investment in Pectin Capacity Increase

ATLANTA, March 12, 2019 — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today it will invest to increase its pectin production capacity at its Limeira, Brazil facility by 10%. This investment will enhance market supply by the end of 2019.

“All around the world our customers are creating innovative beverages that require nature-based ingredients. In Asia, for example, we see robust growth in drinking yogurts and low pH protein drinks, in which pectin is an essential ingredient for creating high-quality products,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “As these markets expand, we are committed to continuing our investments and already have other projects planned to add capacity as needed and in a timely manner to support our customers’ growth aspirations.”

As the pectin market grows, industry leader CP Kelco continues to make strides in meeting the demand for nature-based functional ingredients. GENU® Pectin is a specialty ingredient made from citrus peel and used in a wide range of foods, beverages, personal care products and other consumer goods. CP Kelco’s GENU Pectin portfolio includes non-GMO, vegan, and organic compliant products.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CP Kelco Seeks Buyer for CMC Plant in Taixing, China

ATLANTA, January 23, 2019 — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients, today announced it is seeking a buyer for its carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) plant in Taixing, China.

CP Kelco is not exiting the CMC business and continues to operate a CMC production facility in Äänekoski, Finland. Utilizing its deep applications expertise and technology, the company remains committed to providing the global market with high-quality CMC products, now and in the future.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CP Kelco Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for 19 GENU® Pectin Products

ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today that the following 19 GENU® Pectin products are Non-GMO Project (NGP) verified:

GENU® BETA Pectin
GENU® Pectin type B rapid set
GENU® Pectin type D slow set
GENU® Pectin type DD extra slow set
GENU® Pectin type LM-12 CG
GENU® Pectin type LM-12-CG-Z
GENU® Pectin type LM-18 CG
GENU® Pectin type LM-22 CG
GENU® Pectin type LM-101 AS
GENU® Pectin type LM-102 AS
GENU® Pectin type LM-104 AS
GENU® Pectin type LM-105 AS
GENU® Pectin type JMJ
GENU® Pectin type YM-100-H
GENU® Pectin type YM-150-H
GENU® Pectin type YM-100-L
GENU® Pectin VIS-Z
GENU® Pectin type YM-115-L
GENU® Pectin type YM-115-H

NGP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply in North America.

Pectin, which is extracted from citrus peel, provides unique gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties in various food and beverage applications, including fruit juices, acidified protein drinks, jams, jellies, bakery mixes and fillings, dairy desserts and beverages, soups and sauces and it serves as a gelatin replacement in desserts and gels, amongst others.

“With our history of technical expertise, ongoing research and problem-solving with customers, we serve as an extension of a food manufacturer’s R&D team and understand the challenges of keeping up with food industry trends,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at CP Kelco. “We have seen increasing consumer interest in NGP-verified consumer products in North America and we strive to help our customers by achieving the verification for some of our key products. Shortening the NGP verification process makes it easier for our customers to introduce new products on shelves.”

For the most up-to-date list of CP Kelco NGP-verified products, visit the Non-GMO Project website. To learn more about these products and how to develop or improve formulations, send an email to solutions@cpkelco.com or visit http://www.cpkelco.com/.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information

CP Kelco Announces Plans to Expand Pectin Production Capacity by About 15%

World-leading pectin producer anticipates growth in global market demand; plans to apply advanced technology to extract pectin from a new generation of raw material

ATLANTA, November 26, 2018 – In anticipation of continuing growth in global demand for naturally derived, sustainably produced ingredients, CP Kelco today announced plans to expand pectin production capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15%. This significant investment will enhance market supply by 2019-2020 and is focused on increasing production of low methyl ester (LM) pectin, which is ideally suited for popular products such as ambient drinking yogurts, jams, jellies and fruit preparations.

“From a functional and clean label perspective, pectin is the stabilizing and texturizing ingredient of choice for many food and beverage companies, and we foresee continued increase in its demand and application, especially in emerging markets,” said Susanne Sörgel, Sr. Director, Platform Strategy – Pectin and Carrageenan, at CP Kelco.

“Over the years we have invested heavily to secure sustainable raw material supply and advance our pectin production capacity and capabilities to support global customers’ growth, while continuously innovating to improve product quality, minimize environmental impact and achieve new levels of sustainability,” added Sörgel.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CP Kelco Announces Plans to Invest in Specialty Biogums Capabilities and Capacity Expansion

ATLANTA, November 19, 2018 — In response to the strong global demand for specialty Biogums products, CP Kelco announced today its plans to invest in building capabilities and expanding production capacity.

As a leading global producer and innovator of hydrocolloid solutions, CP Kelco is reinforcing its commitment to three Biogums product lines – gellan gum, specialty xanthan gum and diutan gum – through these key operational initiatives:

  • Adding gellan gum production capabilities in the company’s Wulian, China facility to support growth in the Asia Pacific region;
  • Expanding the overall capacity of the Wulian, China facility to support growth across all three specialty Biogums product lines; and
  • Expanding the recently added gellan gum production capacity in the company’s Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA facility.

In addition to the planned investments in new production capabilities and capacity, CP Kelco is equally committed to ensuring its Biogums products meet the high standards of quality and food safety established for all industry segments it serves. “As regulatory requirements related to our products increase, CP Kelco will continually invest in operational and innovative developments to help ensure we can meet or exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Didier Viala, president of CP Kelco.

CP Kelco’s fermentation-derived Biogums products provide stabilization, texture, suspension and viscosity in a wide variety of food, beverage, personal care, household care, pharmaceutical and industrial products and applications. Since introducing these Biogums products to the industry over the last three decades, CP Kelco continues to focus on enabling its customers’ success and addressing the evolving, dynamic needs of the global market.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, CMC/Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit http://www.cpkelco.com/ for more information.

CP Kelco Introduces GENU® Explorer Pectin ND-200: A Nature-Based, Label-Friendly Texturizing Agent for Neutral Desserts

Innovative extension of GENU product line offers desirable functionality and “clean label” appeal

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA, October 2, 2018 — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients, announced the market availability of GENU® Explorer Pectin ND-200, a label-friendly food ingredient solution designed for neutral pH dairy desserts.

GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 is an ideal gelling agent for formulators seeking consumer-friendly ingredients for indulgent dairy desserts, such as panna cotta, crème desserts, and more. Derived from citrus fruit, this solution delivers an indulgent creamy, full-bodied, mouthfeel similar to carrageenan in crème desserts and to gelatin in panna cotta.

“In light of the clean label trend and growing consumer demand for premium neutral dairy desserts, GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 meets the needs of both formulators and consumers – it is a high-performance, nature-based solution, and pectin is a widely accepted, recognizable ingredient among consumers. In addition, CP Kelco builds in sustainability considerations in its pectin manufacturing process, ensuring that the citrus peel raw material utilized does not go to waste and instead later becomes animal feed or serves as biofuel,” said Chloé des Courtis, Sr. Regional Marketing Manager – EMEA at CP Kelco. “Because GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 is also suitable for dairy-alternative products, manufacturers can now innovate in this growing category with a label-friendly solution, answering consumer demand for premium, indulgent desserts.”

GENU Explorer Pectin products are extracted from citrus fruit peels, utilizing CP Kelco’s proprietary technology. The result is a reliable and easy-to-handle solution that does not require pre-hydration. It resists syneresis while delivering excellent mouthfeel and creaminess as well as the ability to form gels in hot and cold filled desserts with the same traditional process.

Dairy Dessert Texturizing Solutions to Meet Formulation Goals

GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 is the latest addition to CP Kelco’s broad portfolio of specialty ingredients that offers formulators extensive flexibility to achieve their goals for dairy and dairy-alternative desserts. The company’s nature-based ingredients range from traditional carrageenan solutions to new label- friendly pectins. Most recently, CP Kelco introduced GENULACTA®Carrageenan LD600 as a texturizing agent for developing affordable creamy dairy desserts, suitable for both hot and cold filling.

Interested in learning more about GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200? Or email us at solutions@cpkelco.com.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, CMC/Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit http://www.cpkelco.com/ for more information.

 

CP Kelco Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for 30 CEKOL® Cellulose Gum Products

ATLANTA, October 1, 2018 – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today that the following 30 CEKOL® Cellulose Gum products are Non-GMO Project (NGP) verified:

  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 10000
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 10000 P
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 150
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 150A
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 2000
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 2000 A
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 2000 AG
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 2000 AP
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 2000 P
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 20000
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 20000 P
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30000
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30000 A
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30000 AP
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30000 B
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30000 BP
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30000 G
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 4000
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 4000 P
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 40000
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 500 T
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 50000 W
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 700
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 700 P
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum HVD
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum LVD
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum 30
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum PRT 2000SA
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum PRT 225SA
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum PRT 35S

NGP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply in North America.

Cellulose gum, which is made from wood pulp and cotton, provides water-binding, thickening and emulsifying properties in a variety of food and beverage applications including dairy beverages and desserts, alternative dairy beverages, condiments, dressings, sauces, soups, and marinades amongst others.

“We take pride in our ongoing work to address our customers’ formulation challenges and opportunities,” said Victor Dean, SVP and General Manager, CMC at CP Kelco. “Offering NGP-verified CEKOL Cellulose Gums allows us to strengthen our toolbox of high-quality ingredients enabling the innovative development of foods and beverages to meet market demands.”

For the most up-to-date list of CP Kelco NGP-verified products, visit the Non-GMO Project website. To learn more about these products and how to develop or improve formulations, send an email to solutions@cpkelco.com or visit http://www.cpkelco.com/.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, CMC/Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit http://www.cpkelco.com/ for more information.

CP Kelco Announces 2018 Pricing Increase of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Portfolio

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA – September 17, 2018 – The CMC business unit of CP Kelco announced today it will increase pricing of its entire CMC product portfolio up to 10% globally, effective October 17, 2018, as contracts allow.

The price adjustments are driven by the continued increase in the cost of key raw materials used to produce CMC (also known as cellulose gum).

“We recognize that price increases are generally not welcome, but with this decision, the CMC unit of CP Kelco will be positioned to continue providing a sustainable supply of quality CMC products to the market over the long term,” said Victor Dean, SVP and General Manager of CMC at CP Kelco.

About CMC Business Unit of CP Kelco

The CMC business unit of CP Kelco is a leading innovator in the modification of cellulose-based raw materials. Our goal is to be the preferred partner for providing innovative CMC products and solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry. We continuously strive to provide product innovation and outstanding service to our global customers.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, CMC/Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit http://www.cpkelco.com/ for more information.