J.M. Huber Completes CMC Sale of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Business

ATLANTA, June 30, 2020 – J.M. Huber Corporation has completed the divestiture of its Carboxymethyl Cellulose business (CMC) to Nouryon—a global specialty chemicals company with about 10,000 employees operating in over 80 countries around the world. The transaction, finalized after approvals from the European Commission and other global regulatory bodies, transfers ownership of the Huber’s CMC facility in Äänekoski, Finland, to Nouryon, effective today.

For more information, read the press release on Nouryon’s website.

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 June 8, 2020, our manufacturing facilities are fully operating at normal production rates, in compliance with their national and local government requirements, where applicable, 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.





Didier Viala

CP Kelco Triumphs at BIS Awards

In March, we were honored to win the 2019-2020 BIS Award in Brazil. BIS stands for Best Ingredients Supplier and rewards the most recognizable brands in the food industry, so the award is extra special to CP Kelco.

“We’re passionate about our nature-based ingredient portfolio and excited the food industry in Brazil shares our enthusiasm!” said Rex Foor, Head of CP Kelco Commercial- Americas.  Our hard-working teams based in Brazil are proud to partner with customers to develop products that meet consumers’ needs. Congratulations to all our colleagues at Limeira, Matão, and in customer service on this recognition.”

The ceremony was sponsored by Aditivos Ingredientes magazine and took place during ANUFOOD Brazil 2020 at São Paulo Expo. The honorees were chosen from a survey of all professionals who work in the food ingredients sector in Brazil.

Representing CP Kelco at the event were (shown left to right) Andre Fontana, Pilot Plant; Fernando Carpes and Daniele Pinto, Customer Service; Sebastião Azambuja, Procurement; and João Carlos Golfi, Sales.

Our team in Brazil is on a roll! They have previously won awards for their sustainability innovations. To learn more about the sustainability practices put into place at our Limeira and Matão production facilities, please click here.