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.

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 August 10, 2021, our manufacturing facilities are fully operating at planned production rates.

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. To protect our workforce, we are enforcing our strict policy on quarantine requirements and return-to-work protocols.

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

CP Kelco Extends Distribution Relationship with Azelis in The Netherlands

ATLANTA, July 12, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced the extension of its distribution relationship with Azelis in The Netherlands, effective August 1st. CP Kelco’s product range is a significant addition to Azelis’ portfolio in this market, and the new distribution agreement serves as another key step in the strong and continuously developing collaboration between both companies globally.

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

Azelis will distribute the complete range of CP Kelco’s products, including  GENU® Pectin,  KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, GENU® Carrageenan, KELTROL® Xanthan Gum, CELLULON™ Fermentation-Derived Cellulose and, the newest addition, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. As of August 1st, Azelis will cover all of the application segments of Food, Beverage and Consumer & Industrial (C&I) in the Dutch market.

“Expanding our alliance with Azelis in The Netherlands is an exciting step in our expanding collaboration globally,” said James Schkade, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial at CP Kelco. “We see tremendous opportunity around the world to create alliances that can build exceptional customer experiences, and we are continuously looking at ways to collaborate with companies like Azelis that support not only our culture of customer success, but also our ambitious growth goals.”

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 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.

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,500 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, creating a turnover of €2.22 billion (2020).

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 Extends Distribution Relationship with Azelis in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

ATLANTA, June 24, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced the extension of its distribution relationship with Azelis in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. CP Kelco’s product range is a significant addition to Azelis’ portfolio and the new distribution agreement marks an important milestone in the strong and continuously developing collaboration between both companies globally.

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 India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Azelis will distribute the complete range of CP Kelco’s products, including  GENU® Pectin,  KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, GENU® Carrageenan, KELTROL® Xanthan Gum, CELLULON™ Fermentation-Derived Cellulose and, the newest addition, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Effective July 11th, in India, Azelis will cover the market of Food; in Malaysia, Food and Consumer & Industrial (C&I) ; and in Indonesia,  C&I, in addition to the existing Food appointment. Effective August 1st, Azelis will cover C&I application segments in Thailand.

James Schkade, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial at CP Kelco cited, “CP Kelco sees tremendous opportunity around the world to create alliances that can build exceptional customer experiences. We are 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.”

CP Kelco will continue distributing its products in other market segments through the continuing relationships with the following companies.

  • In India, Signet Corporation will continue servicing CP Kelco products in the Pharmaceutical and Excipient markets, and Burzin & Leons will continue distributing the products in the Consumer and Industrial segments of the market.
  • In Thailand, Winner Group will also continue representing CP Kelco in the Food and Nutrition segments.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 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.

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,500 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, creating a turnover of €2.22 billion (2020).

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 Gold rated since 2018, 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 Expands Network of Global Innovation Centers With New Atlanta, Georgia Facility Dedicated to Customer Experience

ATLANTAJune 7, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced the launch of a new global innovation center, adding to the company’s growing network of innovation and technical support facilities around the world. The Atlanta, Georgia-based innovation center is designed as an open, collaborative space for scientists and customers alike to engage in ingredient research, problem-solving, development and pilot plant scale-up of food, beverage, home care, personal care and other consumer and industrial products.

“With our new innovation center, we’ve invested significantly in our commitment to provide a world-class customer experience and deliver on our brand promise of ‘Unlocking Nature-Powered Success’ through innovation and problem-solving,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “We’re excited about taking our global capabilities to a new level and further exploring the possibilities presented by key trends and growth opportunities – all with a sharp focus on meeting the evolving needs of our customers and consumers, today and into the future.”

Strategically located within CP Kelco’s US-based corporate headquarters, the 24,000 square-foot innovation center joins three other global innovation centers (Brazil; California, USA; and Denmark) and four additional regional application lab facilities (China, Dubai, India and Singapore) as part of CP Kelco’s robust network of innovation capabilities and technical experts.

“We designed the new innovation center with collaboration in mind,” said Jennifer Aspen Mason, Senior Vice President of Innovation at CP Kelco. “It was designed to be welcoming to our customers while inspiring creativity and ideation. The sectors and manufacturers we serve need partners that are not only highly skilled but also passionate and agile in staying ahead of trends and helping them accelerate product development.”

“The best kind of innovation happens when we’re collaborating with our customers, solving formulation challenges, discovering new applications and customizing solutions just for them,” Mason added.

Unique to the new innovation center are labs devoted to microbiology, fermentation science, and consumer and industrial applications development. The center also houses research and development labs, a food and beverage pilot plant to support customers with production scale-up, and a sensory evaluation space to conduct sensory studies for understanding consumer perceptions and preferences.

One of the most striking features of the new innovation center is a large chef’s kitchen and open meeting space with sweeping skyline views. This highly customizable space is well-appointed with videoconferencing and collaboration technology for workshops and other forums.

“We warmly welcome existing and new customers to the new innovation center to see our capabilities firsthand and collaborate with us, either virtually or in person,” said James Schkade, CP Kelco’s Senior Vice President of Global Commercial.

Staffed with a team of more than 20 scientists and application specialists, the new center is open for customer visits and working sessions, in accordance with all recommended guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 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.

 

CP Kelco Reports Progress Towards 2022 Sustainability Objectives

ATLANTA, April 20, 2021 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is pleased to announce the results of the company’s global sustainability activities for 2020. The company is committed to more sustainable manufacturing to minimize its environmental impact, in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and its own Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, planet and profit.

Key highlights from 2020 progress towards CP Kelco’s 2022 sustainability objectives include:

  • 12% reduction in water use intensity globally across its six plant sites
  • 4% reduction in energy use intensity
  • 8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity
  • 4 of CP Kelco’s 6 sites have achieved a >90% landfill waste diversion rate
  • 78% of major capital expenditures went toward projects with significant people/planet/profit Triple Bottom Line benefits
  • 45% of purchased electricity from renewable sources
  • Direct alignment with 4 UNSDGs: (6) clean water and sanitation, (7) affordable clean energy, (8) decent work and economic growth, (12) responsible consumption and production
  • Positive contribution to 6 other UNSDGs
  • World-class safety performance with no high-energy injuries in 2020

“Despite the global pandemic, teamwork enabled CP Kelco to safely maintain and grow its operations,” said CP Kelco President Didier Viala. “I am especially proud of our outstanding achievements in maintaining our Triple Bottom Line focus. Last year, CP Kelco achieved best-in-class performance for occupational and process safety. We continued to lighten our environmental footprint and we had a significant charitable impact in our local communities,” he added.

Thomas Laursen, Senior Vice President of Operations, also praised the efforts of site employees: “Safety is always our top priority. In a challenging year like 2020, it is even more so. To think we attained a best-in-class safety rating and made great progress towards our sustainability goals is just an amazing achievement. I am very proud of our team at CP Kelco,” he emphasized.

“CP Kelco also made great progress in 2020 towards its UNSDGs, even exceeding our goal of reducing water use intensity of 10%,” said Brian Williams, Vice President of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability for CP Kelco. “This demonstrates that our deployment strategy of using capital spending to fund projects with Triple Bottom Line benefits is working,” he continued. “We have been very intentional in how we evaluate our projects, ensuring continuous improvement at each step. Every small win for us adds up. It emphasizes that everyone’s participation at every plant matters.”

For more information, please see our sustainability story come to life at cpkelco.com/sustainability.

* Intensity is defined as the total water/energy used or carbon produced divided by the metric tons of product produced.

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.

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.

 

New Test Kitchen Added to CP Kelco’s Virtual Experience Site

ATLANTA, November 16, 2020 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is excited to announce the Phase II launch of a new test kitchen in its popular virtual experience: www.cpkelco.com/virtual.

“One of the key reasons we enjoy exhibiting at trade shows is the opportunity to introduce our visitors to food and beverage prototypes that leverage our functional ingredients,” said Stefanie Chmura, Sr. Director of Marketing Excellence at CP Kelco. “While we can’t offer tasting in our virtual test kitchen, we can make your mouth water with our series of 10 videos featuring prototype innovations from our labs around the globe.”

Each prototype is introduced by an expert from the global Sales Technical Service team, who offers tips for using CP Kelco’s nature-based ingredients to create regional-inspired foods and beverages. An easy-to-follow recipe card also accompanies each video. For example, customers will find a tropical take on a drinking yogurt, a clean-label, vegan mayonnaise-like dressing, and new ways to suspend protein in plant-based beverages.

Since its launch in late September, the CP Kelco virtual experience site has been a uniquely engaging destination for the company’s customers, distributor partners and other interested stakeholders, helping CP Kelco to reimagine how it can create and sustain connections as industry trade shows have been cancelled or gone virtual due to the global pandemic.

“We invite our customers, partners and prospects to experience our new test kitchen in this comfortable, virtual meeting place and explore our newly posted videos, articles and webinars,” added Michele Cacdac-Jones, Director of Brand & Marketing Communications at CP Kelco. “We’ll keep adding new material so please visit often. It’s easy to join from anywhere at any time.”

After registering, visitors will be greeted by CP Kelco President Didier Viala at the entrance. From there, visitors can access insights on key market trends and our latest ingredient solutions in the lobby before venturing up the stairs to the test kitchen and Innovation in Action bar, where the prototype videos from around the world are featured.

Learn more and register at www.cpkelco.com/virtual.

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 more 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, fermentation-derived cellulose, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Launches Innovative Virtual Experience to Drive Brand Awareness, Engagement

ATLANTA, September 17, 2020 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is excited to announce the launch of a new virtual experience, allowing customers, partners and other industry stakeholders to discover CP Kelco’s insights and unique portfolio of offerings through an innovative, virtual reality environment.

“We have missed some of our interactions with our customers, distributors, agents and prospects in the industry over the past several months, since most trade shows and events have been cancelled due to the global pandemic. However, with agility in mind, we turned this challenge into an opportunity to take advantage of new technology and reimagine how we can connect with customers and prospects,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at CP Kelco.

 

“Today, we invite our customers, distributors, agents and prospects to explore our new virtual meeting place, which offers a full range of dynamic content including webinars, videos, whitepapers and more,” Béra said. “The best part is that you can join from anywhere at any time. We like to say it’s a way to connect with CP Kelco from your couch!”

 

After registering, visitors will be warmly greeted by CP Kelco President Didier Viala at the entrance of the virtual environment. From there, visitors are free to navigate through the lobby, where they can access insights on key market trends and our latest ingredient solutions for a variety of applications.

“Of course, being at trade shows enables visitors to see different product innovations up close,” said Béra. “The next best option for experiencing our unique food & beverage prototypes will be in our virtual test kitchen, scheduled to open later this fall. We strongly encourage people to return often to our virtual venue to explore what’s new!”

Learn more and register at www.cpkelco.com/virtual.

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.

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

CP Kelco Wins Innovation Award for NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

 

ATLANTA, August 17, 2020 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is proud to announce that its newest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, has won the 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Creative Plant-Based Product (Food & Beverage Ingredients category). The award was officially presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Nutritious Food Functional Beverage Technology Summit in Guangzhou, China, on August 13.

“It’s an honor for our newest ingredient to be recognized in this prestigious awards program,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber delivers multifunctional benefits and helps meet consumers’ clean label expectations in a variety of food and beverage products, while also contributing to daily dietary fiber intake.”

A unique next-generation, nature-based ingredient, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is sourced from intact citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry. CP Kelco’s patented process converts the peels into a citrus fiber that is both highly functional and close to nature.

As an innovative solution in the product developer’s clean label toolbox, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber enables stabilization, thickening, suspension, emulsion stability and water-binding capabilities, and also supports sugar/fat reduction efforts. It can help developers reduce the total number of ingredients on the product label and even replace starch or egg in recipes. Key applications include fruit-flavored drinks, dressings, condiments, soups, sauces, bakery and meat products.

The Ringier Technology Innovation Awards is one of the most prominent and influential industry awards programs in China, recognizing innovation pioneers in food and beverage ingredients and processing technology. The judges come from universities, research institutes and food industry associations.

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.

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