CP Kelco Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At CP Kelco, we recognize the role we play in providing essential products and services to our customers across a range of industries– from food, beverage and personal care to pharmaceuticals, household care and industrial products. As we navigate the unprecedented and ever-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak globally, we are focused on protecting the safety and health of our employees while ensuring continuity in our business operations.

As of April 3, 2020, our manufacturing facilities are fully operating at normal production rates, in compliance with their national and local government requirements related to their provision of essential services.

Our teams continue to focus on meeting the needs of our customers and distributors, and our global supply chain team remains vigilant in closely monitoring and managing the continuity of material flow and logistics.

The safety, health and wellbeing of our employees is our top priority. For their protection, we have instituted many precautionary measures, including travel restrictions, increased cleanings of work areas, increased space between employees in the workplace, remote work where possible, and staggered work schedules.

Please be assured that we are here and ready to help during these challenging times. We thank you for your support, and offer our sincere wishes of safety and wellness to you and your families and colleagues.

Respectfully,

 

 

 

Didier Viala
President

J.M. Huber Announces Sale of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Business to Nouryon

ATLANTA, January 30, 2020 – Announced today, J.M. Huber Corporation signed a definitive agreement to sell its Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) business to Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals company with about 10,000 employees operating in over 80 countries. The transaction is expected to close in early 2020, subject to regulatory approval.

Read more about the agreement in Nouryon’s press release.

 

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.

 

 

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.