CP Kelco Invests More Than $50 Million in Citrus Fiber Capacity Expansion

Strong Customer Demand & Market Potential Are Key Drivers to Build New Production Line

ATLANTA, September 9, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that it will invest more than $50 million to expand production capacity for NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, based on strong customer demand and market potential. With this significant capital investment, the company will have ample capacity for supporting current and future customers’ citrus fiber supply needs.

The expansion project will add a second NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber production line to the company’s facility in Matão, Brazil, increasing total capacity to approximately 5,000 metric tons and establishing CP Kelco as a leading citrus fiber supplier to food, beverage and consumer product manufacturers worldwide. The new production line is expected to be complete and operational in 2023, with options to incrementally expand capacity in the future based on customer needs.

Launched in December 2019, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is a unique, next-generation ingredient made from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry.  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 needs while achieving critical functionality that ensures their desired taste and texture. Key applications include condiments, dressings, soups, fruit-flavored beverages, bakery goods, and dairy and alternative protein products.

“We are excited about reaching this important milestone in our journey with NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, which originated as a proof-of-concept only four years ago,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “As a result of strong collaboration amongst our global team members and development partners since that time, our citrus fiber has evolved into a robust product line for use across a range of food and beverage applications, with a growing customer pipeline globally. We look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities for NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber in additional application segments.”

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. What sets us apart:

  • Unlocking Nature-Powered Success®. Apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences.
  • 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, carrageenan, xanthan gum, diutan gum, fermentation-derived cellulose, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber.

An A-peeling, Label-Friendly Solution for Baking

NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is nature-based dietary fiber made from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry. Our process allows us to convert the citrus peels into a citrus fiber that is close to nature and suitable for a broad range of food and beverage products. 

‘Clean Label’ is a consumer-driven, global movement that continues to evolve over time and across regions. With a new focus on health, understandably, consumers are paying extra close attention to labels. Ingredients matter. According to GlobalData, 47% of global consumers report that ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients are more important to them than before the pandemic. Consumers prefer to see a shorter ingredient list; and want companies to use ingredients that are more recognizable. They also have varied dietary needs and want companies to support them by offering more products that are gluten-free, kosher, halal, or have reduced sugar and fat.

Meeting these clean label requirements, and still achieving your desired functionality, can become a formulation challenge. How do you create products that don’t compromise on taste and texture?

One answer lies in a next-generation ingredient solution. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber  supports dietary fiber intake with soluble and insoluble fiber. It is derived from an abundant, nature-based supply of raw material, the fresh citrus peel byproduct of the juicing industry. Citrus peel naturally has a high pectin content and the inherent pectin is retained as soluble fiber in NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is also considered a food ingredient in Europe with no E-number.

NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost for Label-Friendly Baking

Product Differentiation:
  • Supports dietary fiber intake
  • Listed as citrus fiber on the label
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Allows for a simpler, label-friendly
    ingredient list
  • Reduces number of ingredients
Key Functional Benefits:
  • Supports soft texture with neutral taste
  • Supports stabilizing properties
  • Supports good dough development
  • Maintains freshness over shelf life
  • Increases yield due to high water binding
  • Offers a clean label solution for gluten-free baking formulations

Baking Gluten Free

Gluten-free baking presents a host of challenges, usually related to texture. How do you develop gluten-free cakes and baked goods that are fluffy, tender and moist instead of gritty, dry or dense? NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost makes it possible to attain the texture and desired mouthfeel you want, while using standard manufacturing processes. The answer is its unique water-binding capacity that boosts dough hydration and increases yield. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost can also be used to improve the texture and freshness of gluten-free baked goods over shelf life.

Reducing Fat

Fat has a functional benefit in the formulation of baked goods. It affects the texture, flavor and overall enjoyable eating experience. However, consumers want manufacturers to reduce fat, especially trans-fat and hydrogenated oils – but they still expect the same, desired taste and texture. In other words, they want “healthy indulgence;” they want their cake and they want to eat it, too. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost, with its soluble and insoluble fiber, holds water tightly and gives the cake structure. The fiber helps to provides similar sensory characteristics to a full-fat recipe in crust appearance, volume and a soft, moist texture inside.

For more tips, see our infographic for seven ways to clean up your label.

For more information or to request a sample, contact us here.

CP Kelco Launches Online Resource Focused on Innovation and the Power of Nature

ATLANTA, April 14, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced the launch of a new multimedia resource spotlighting its capabilities in action. Filled with value-creating ideas and nature-powered innovation, “Innovation… Powered by Nature” aims to help manufacturers in the food, beverage, home and personal care segments understand market trends and navigate a changing industry landscape through problem-solving and collaboration.

Using nature-powered innovation, CP Kelco’s portfolio is evolving to help meet consumer expectations – from clean label and sustainability to the plant protein megatrend and even the economic impact of the pandemic. See how CP Kelco combines regional insights, market trends, new product prototypes from around the world and key applications to provide innovative solutions to common formulation challenges.

CP Kelco also looks at what’s next—what manufacturers need to have their eye on to pivot for the future: enhanced focus on health and wellness, new processes and technologies, sustainable sourcing and production, and of course, new functional ingredients and applications.

“The industry needs partners to be agile, growth-minded and passionate about anticipating market needs,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. “Innovation happens when we’re collaborating with customers to envision what’s ahead and can tailor solutions to develop new products that meet – and even exceed – consumer expectations. Our new resource is focused on helping companies remain competitive in today’s innovation-driven business landscape.”

“We continue to explore future market needs and exciting possibilities enabled by nature-powered innovation and look forward to engaging even more customers and partners with us on this journey,” Béra added.

Access exclusive insights on market trends, product prototypes from around the world, and key applications and solutions to common formulation challenges by visiting cpkelco.com/innovate.

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.

Key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate, fermentation-derived cellulose and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

 

An A-peeling, Label-Friendly Solution for Baking

NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is nature-based dietary fiber made from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry. Our process allows us to convert the citrus peels into a citrus fiber that is close to nature and suitable for a broad range of food and beverage products. 

‘Clean Label’ is a consumer-driven, global movement that continues to evolve over time and across regions. With a new focus on health, understandably, consumers are paying extra close attention to labels. Ingredients matter. According to GlobalData, 47% of global consumers report that ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients are more important to them than before the pandemic. Consumers prefer to see a shorter ingredient list; and want companies to use ingredients that are more recognizable. They also have varied dietary needs and want companies to support them by offering more products that are gluten-free, kosher, halal, or have reduced sugar and fat.

Meeting these clean label requirements, and still achieving your desired functionality, can become a formulation challenge. How do you create products that don’t compromise on taste and texture?

One answer lies in a next-generation ingredient solution. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber  supports dietary fiber intake with soluble and insoluble fiber. It is derived from an abundant, nature-based supply of raw material, the fresh citrus peel byproduct of the juicing industry. Citrus peel naturally has a high pectin content and the inherent pectin is retained as soluble fiber in NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is also considered a food ingredient in Europe with no E-number.

NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost for Label-Friendly Baking

Product Differentiation:
  • Supports dietary fiber intake
  • Listed as citrus fiber on the label
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Allows for a simpler, label-friendly
    ingredient list
  • Reduces number of ingredients
Key Functional Benefits:
  • Supports soft texture with neutral taste
  • Supports stabilizing properties
  • Supports good dough development
  • Maintains freshness over shelf life
  • Increases yield due to high water binding
  • Offers a clean label solution for gluten-free baking formulations

Baking Gluten Free

Gluten-free baking presents a host of challenges, usually related to texture. How do you develop gluten-free cakes and baked goods that are fluffy, tender and moist instead of gritty, dry or dense? NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost makes it possible to attain the texture and desired mouthfeel you want, while using standard manufacturing processes. The answer is its unique water-binding capacity that boosts dough hydration and increases yield. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost can also be used to improve the texture and freshness of gluten-free baked goods over shelf life.

Reducing Fat

Fat has a functional benefit in the formulation of baked goods. It affects the texture, flavor and overall enjoyable eating experience. However, consumers want manufacturers to reduce fat, especially trans-fat and hydrogenated oils – but they still expect the same, desired taste and texture. In other words, they want “healthy indulgence;” they want their cake and they want to eat it, too. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber boost, with its soluble and insoluble fiber, holds water tightly and gives the cake structure. The fiber helps to provides similar sensory characteristics to a full-fat recipe in crust appearance, volume and a soft, moist texture inside.

For more tips, see our infographic for seven ways to clean up your label.

For more information or to request a sample, contact us here.

“Free from” is a major trend and many consumers want to cut things like gluten from their diets. But gluten is the most important protein group in baked goods and it comprises about 80% of the total protein in flour. When flour containing gluten is mixed with water the protein hydrates, forming a continuous network of fibers. This provides the dough with the strength and elasticity it needs to withstand cooking. That sounds like a lot of responsibility.

So, what happens when you stop using those gluten-laden flours? You get dense, flat, and unappealing baked goods. That’s where we come in.

KELTROL® Advanced Performance Xanthan Gum brings back these key missing properties in gluten-free products. So, put some fluff and structure back in your dough and consumers can enjoy gluten-free baked goods without sacrificing pleasure.

There are many aspects to consider in developing a quality bakery product. Things that most don’t even think about: appearance, shelf life, smoother and light batter texture, as well as improved volume during batching and baking – just to name a few. And we know you may be facing a lot of other formulation challenges.

After several decades of experience, our experts have seen a lot and can help you choose amongst a variety of modifiers, stabilizers and texturizers to make innovative and high-performance products. From fluffy gluten free blueberry muffins to low carb bread – your next big bakery product is within reach. Heat up the oven and we can help get you there.