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.

Respectfully,

 

 

 

Didier Viala
President

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.

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.

CP Kelco Appoints IMCD as Exclusive Distributor in Singapore

ATLANTA, November 25, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that IMCD has been appointed as its exclusive distributor for CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage, consumer and industrial applications in the territory of Singapore, effective immediately.

“As a company that prides itself on delivering tailored solutions, CP Kelco is pleased to enter into this relationship with IMCD,” said Richard Yin, Vice President of CP Kelco’s Asia Pacific region. “Our close partnership will ensure that our customers receive the highest level of technical support and logistic service, utilizing our portfolio of naturally derived ingredients.”

Phillippe Russo, IMCD Singapore Managing Director, commented, “For a long time, CP Kelco has been a very valuable partner for us. This latest exclusive agreement testifies to the successful and tight relationship we have. CP Kelco’s industry-leading product portfolio combined with IMCD’s strong technical expertise will enable IMCD to maximize market penetration in Singapore and provide innovative solutions to our customers.”

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, 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 to Launch NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber at Food Ingredients Europe

ATLANTA, November 25, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is launching a major new product line at the Food Ingredients Europe conference and exposition in Paris,  December 3-5, 2019. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is a clean-label ingredient that is sustainably sourced, produced from intact citrus peels, and does not require an e-number in Europe.

CP Kelco will showcase its latest innovative ingredient in tasty prototypes at Stand #6G161 in Hall 6 of the FiE exposition. “Our samples will demonstrate how NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber provides water-binding capacity, viscosity, suspension and emulsion stabilization, while also contributing to dietary fiber intake,” said Susanne Sörgel, Sr. Director, Pectin & Carrageenan Strategic Platform at CP Kelco.

At its FiE booth, CP Kelco will offer tastings of a low-fat, vegan mayonnaise containing NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber as an alternative to egg, gum stabilizers and starch, as well as a fruit-flavored drink to demonstrate the new ingredient’s excellent functionality in reduced-sugar beverages.

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 requirements while achieving critical functionality that ensures their desired taste and texture. Key applications include condiments, dressings, soups and fruit-flavored drinks.

“This novel fiber will become a key go-to ingredient in the product developer’s toolbox,” said Jérôme Béra, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing at CP Kelco. “Our journey with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is just beginning – we’re excited about its potential based on positive feedback and collaboration from trials conducted with partners around the globe. We look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities for NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber with formulators across many application segments.”

CP Kelco’s Lead Project Manager in Innovation for the Citrus Fiber project, Heidi Munck Graversen, is also a featured speaker during the Fi Conference, focusing on clean label reformulation. Graversen will speak on December 4 at 11 a.m. in the Discovery Theatre, Hall 7.

In addition, CP Kelco is honored to be named a finalist for the Fi Innovation Awards 19 in the category of Diversity and Inclusion. The award recognizes a company 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. Winners will be announced on December 3 at the show.

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, 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 and follow us on LinkedIn.