CP Kelco Launches New, Dual-Function Gellan Gum Solution for Formulating Dairy Alternative Beverages

Innovative, fermentation-derived ingredient can serve as locust bean gum alternative and enable simpler product label

ATLANTA, November 11, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredients, announced today the launch of KELCOGEL® DFA Gellan Gum, a single-ingredient, dual-function solution for formulating plant-based, dairy alternative beverages.

Most dairy alternative beverage brands fortify their product with extra protein, calcium and vitamins, requiring help to ensure the micronutrients stay evenly suspended. In addition, these beverages often include locust bean gum as an additional texturizing ingredient to provide the viscosity and mouthfeel that consumers expect. KELCOGEL® DFA Gellan Gum, CP Kelco’s latest innovation in the gellan gum product line, can help deliver both the desired suspension and mouthfeel, enabling product developers to simplify their ingredient list.

“As consumer demand for plant-based dairy alternative beverages continues to boom, locust bean gum supply and pricing have been volatile globally. Our new KELCOGEL® DFA Gellan Gum serves as a proven alternative solution to replace or reduce locust bean gum in plant-based beverage formulations,” said Shaw Gilmer, Sr. Director, Biogums Strategic Platform at CP Kelco. “With our newest gellan gum grade, developers can deliver a simpler product label and potentially reduce their total cost in use without compromising on quality. It’s a win-win for both the dairy alternative drink producer and consumers.”

While KELCOGEL® DFA Gellan Gum is the latest addition to the CP Kelco portfolio, the company’s dairy alternative beverage ingredient development and innovation started many years ago. CP Kelco offers a range of nature-based solutions: NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is a food ingredient that enhances body and mouthfeel and provides partial suspension; GENU® Pectin and GENU® Carrageenan provide protein protection; and other KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum products provide excellent suspension with low impact on viscosity for plant-based beverages. CP Kelco works with manufacturers around the world to help them create the mouthfeel, taste and texture that consumers are seeking.

As a leading nature-based stabilizer solution for dairy alternative beverages, KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum was first discovered by CP Kelco more than 40 years ago as a bacterial culture in a lily pond. Today, gellan gum is produced via fermentation and it keeps advancing in technological innovation.

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 product manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights, meet manufacturers’ goals and 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.
  • 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 pectin, gellan gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate, fermentation-derived cellulose and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber.

 

CP Kelco Announces Expansion of Distribution Relationship with Azelis in EMEA Region

ATLANTA, October 28, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced it will expand its distribution relationship with Azelis in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The new distribution scope extension names Azelis as the exclusive distribution partner of CP Kelco across numerous countries and market segments.

  • Effective earlier this year, Azelis was appointed as the exclusive distribution partner in South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal.
  • Effective in October 2021, Azelis was appointed the exclusive distribution partner in Egypt, as well as certain territories within the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq for the Food & Health market segment.
  • As of November 1, 2021, Azelis will become the exclusive distribution partner in Algeria, Libya and Northern Ireland for all applications.
  • And, effective January 1, 2022, Azelis will be the exclusive distribution partner of CP Kelco in Belgium for all applications, and in Russia for Food & Health in addition to the previous appointment in Consumer and Industrial segments.

Under the new agreements, Azelis will distribute CP Kelco’s product lines for Consumer & Industrial (C&I) and Food applications, including GENU® Pectin, KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, GENU® Carrageenan, KELTROL® Xanthan Gum, KELCO-VIS® Diutan Gum (excluding personal care and construction applications), CELLULON® Fermentation-Derived Cellulose (excluding personal care applications) and the newest addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber.

Azelis’ local sales coverage, proven growth track record and industry-dedicated laboratory network, all steered by regionally based teams, position Azelis as a distributor of choice for CP Kelco to enhance business activities in the above cited markets.

“This expanded global collaboration with Azelis is an exciting move for both parties. Our new combined forces will enhance our market and customer expertise to bring the best possible customer experiences and products to the market,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “Azelis’ customer intimacy and market knowledge across these markets give us all the confidence to keep moving forward with them as our partner in these countries. We look forward to seeing great results.”

“We are truly proud to have the continued trust and support of CP Kelco. They have built a solid reputation in the industry by developing ground-breaking solutions powered by nature and ingredient expertise,” said Dr. Hans Joachim Mϋller, Group CEO at Azelis. “Their eco-friendly range is a significant and impactful addition to our portfolio across these countries, and our continuously strengthening relationship allows for fast implementation with our teams. We are delighted to further our commitment to one another with this extension and are ready to bring their great products to even more customers.”

About CP Kelco: Unlocking Nature-Powered Success®

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights, meet manufacturers’ goals and 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.
  • Sustainability. 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.

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,800 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 45,000 customers, supported by ~2,200 principal relationships, generating a revenue of €2.22 billion (2020). Azelis Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker AZE.

Across our extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated and unique digital service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. EcoVadis Platinum rated, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.

Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation.

www.azelis.com

CP Kelco Launches New Pectin Solution for Salted Buttermilk

ATLANTA, October 20, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredients, announces the launch of GENU® Pectin YM-SAL 200, an improved stabilizing solution for long shelf-life buttermilk with the saltier taste that consumers prefer.

A popular staple in India, salted buttermilk is a refreshing beverage made with yogurt, spices and herbs. It has long been recognized for cooling the body and aiding in digestion, especially after heavy meals. However, product formulation has its challenges. The heat treatment and high salt content preferred by consumers can cause protein aggregation, gritty mouthfeel and sediment. New GENU® Pectin YM-SAL 200 protects and stabilizes protein over shelf life and tolerates up to 0.8% salt content.

“We focused on creating value for our Indian customers through ingredient innovation,” said Richard Yin, Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific Region. “Our technical experts developed a unique, nature-based solution that protects protein yet is compatible with current production processes and consumers’ taste preference.”

GENU® Pectin is sustainably sourced and produced from citrus peels, a byproduct of the juice industry. To learn more and view a prototype video, click here.

About CP Kelco: Unlocking Nature-Powered Success®

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial product manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights, meet manufacturers’ goals and 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.
  • Sustainability. 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.

 

CP Kelco Wins Top Honors at CIESP Environmental Practices Awards in Brazil

CP Kelco’s Limeira plant won top honors at the recent Environmental Practices Awards sponsored by CIESP Limeira (Centro das Industrias do Estado de Sao Paulo).

The winning project, titled CPrepara para o Futuro, focused on stepping up to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the project, the CP Kelco team made a large donation of gloves and masks to Santa Casa Hospital and decorated the public square, Camilo Ferrari Park, for Christmas to offer signs of hope to the city they love. The CP Kelco Limeira Plant also took responsibility for the park’s landscaping and built a gym there specifically for the elderly.

The Limeira plant is no stranger to environmental awards. Previously, they won for their BRASPOLPA™ animal feed from citrus byproduct. Congratulations to our co-workers for their win and example of living the Huber Principles fully!

Learn more about the project in the video below.

CP Kelco Expands Distribution Agreement with IMCD into Mexico Market

ATLANTA, September 30, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced expansion of its distribution agreement with IMCD  to serve the growing market in Mexico. Effective in September 2021, IMCD will be the company’s strategic distributor in Mexico across all market segments of food, plus consumer and industrial (C&I) applications, for CP Kelco’s unique portfolio of hydrocolloid and fiber solutions, including GENU® Pectin, KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, GENU® Carrageenan, KELTROL® Xanthan Gum, CELLULON™ Fermentation-Derived Cellulose and the newest addition, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber.

“We are pleased to extend our strategic distribution alliance with the seasoned sales, technical and customer service teams of IMCD in North America and Brazil to the Mexican market,” said James Schkade, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial at CP Kelco. “As the food, beverage and personal care industries increasingly seek nature-based, clean label-friendly ingredients for their new product formulations, we anticipate strong growth across a wide variety of applications. We look forward to collaborating with IMCD Mexico and the intimate local knowledge they bring to serve up success for our customers and expand our market coverage.”

“We talk about creating a world of opportunity for our customers and partnering with a demonstrated innovation leader such as CP Kelco does exactly that,” said Miguel Ruiseñor, Managing Director, IMCD Mexico. “Our expanded relationship further strengthens IMCD Mexico’s efforts to offer world-class products and tailored solutions. IMCD’s technical sales experts are ready to explore new collaborations with our continually growing customer base within Mexico.”

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: Unlocking Nature-Powered Success®

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer and industrial product manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights, meet manufacturers’ goals and 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.
  • 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, fermentation-derived cellulose and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

About IMCD Group

IMCD Group is a global market-leader in the sales, marketing, and distribution of speciality chemicals and ingredients. Its result-driven professionals provide market-focused solutions to suppliers and customers across EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific, offering comprehensive product portfolios ranging from home, industrial and institutional care, beauty and personal care, food and nutrition and pharmaceuticals to lubricants and energy, coatings and construction, advanced materials, and synthesis.

IMCD Group realised revenues of EUR 2,775 million in 2020 with nearly 3,300 employees in over 50 countries. 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 50,000 customers and a diverse range of world class suppliers. IMCD shares are traded at Euronext, Amsterdam (IMCD).

For further information, please visit www.imcdgroup.com.

CP Kelco Extends Distribution Relationship with Azelis in Australia and New Zealand

ATLANTA, September 27, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced the extension of its distribution relationship with Azelis in the Australia and New Zealand markets. CP Kelco’s product range is a significant addition to Azelis’ portfolio and the new distribution agreement reflects the strong collaboration between both companies. Under the new collaboration, starting October 1, 2021, Azelis will distribute CP Kelco’s product lines for Consumer & Industrial (C&I) and Food applications, including  GENU® PectinKELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, GENU® Carrageenan, KELTROL® Xanthan Gum, KELCO-VIS® Diutan Gum (excluding personal care and construction applications), CELLULON® Fermentation-Derived Cellulose (excluding personal care applications) and the newest addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber. Richard Yin, Head of Commercial for Asia Pacific, stated, “CP Kelco is continuously looking at ways to collaborate with companies that not only support our culture of customer success, but also our ambitious growth goals. Expanding our alliance with Azelis in these countries is an exciting step forward.” Laurent Nataf, President and CEO of Asia Pacific at Azelis, added, “We are thrilled about this expansion of our appointment as a great recognition of the trust and confidence our valued principal CP Kelco puts into us. Our goal is to deliver from the start the very best service to existing and new customers while reducing complexity for CP Kelco.” About CP Kelco: Unlocking Nature-Powered Success® CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial product manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights, meet manufacturers’ goals and 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.
  • Sustainability. 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. About Azelis Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,800 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 45,000 customers, supported by ~2,200 principal relationships, generating a revenue of €2.22 billion (2020). Azelis Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker AZE. Across our extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated and unique digital service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. EcoVadis Platinum rated, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners. Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation. www.azelis.com

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.