CP Kelco Expands LMA Pectin Production by 15% to Address Global Market Demand

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that it will increase pectin production capacity by about 15 percent at its Lille Skensved, Denmark, facility in response to continued global demand for the product. This significant investment will enhance market supply in 2020 of low methoxyl amidated (LMA) pectin, which is suited for products such as ambient drinking yogurts and fruit preparations.

“Two converging megatrends are driving the demand for pectin: the consumers’ increased desire for dairy and plant-based protein products, and a continued drive towards better-for-you, clean label foods and beverages,” said Susanne Sörgel, Senior Director, Pectin Platform Strategy at CP Kelco. “As a result, the global pectin market is experiencing significant growth and we predict this will continue. This capacity investment at our Denmark plant will strengthen our ability to meet the evolving needs and growth aspirations of our customers worldwide.”

In March 2019, CP Kelco also announced an investment to expand pectin production capacity at its Limeira, Brazil, facility by approximately 10 percent. “With this further expansion of pectin capacity to come online in 2020, we are demonstrating our ongoing commitment to provide a sustainable supply of this important nature-based ingredient into the future,” added Luiz Azzolino, Senior Director, Food Gums Operations at CP Kelco.

Derived from citrus peels, CP Kelco’s GENU® Pectin is a multifunctional, label-friendly ingredient that serves as a stabilizer and texturizing agent in jams and jellies, yogurts, acidified protein beverages, dairy desserts and more. The GENU® Pectin portfolio includes products that meet non-GMO, vegan and organic compliance requirements. CP Kelco is the world’s leading pectin producer, operating production facilities in Limeira, Brazil, Lille Skensved, Denmark and Groβenbrode, Germany.

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, 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.

CP Kelco Expands KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum Production Capabilities at Okmulgee, Oklahoma Plant

ATLANTA, August 21, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that it is expanding its gellan gum production capabilities in the U.S. In response to continued global demand for the product, CP Kelco is making a significant investment to increase capacity at its Okmulgee, Oklahoma, biogums production facility.

“Always mindful of our customers’ needs and the quickly evolving market and consumer trends, we continue to anticipate an increased focus on naturally derived, clean-label ingredients, now and in the future,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “With the additional gellan gum capacity in our Okmulgee plant, we can better work with our customers worldwide to develop innovative foods, beverages and other products for consumers.”

“Our continued investment in our biogums plants, along with our focus on sustainability and safety, ensures that we meet our customers’ expectations for supply, quality and innovation,” Thomas Laursen, Senior Vice President, Operations emphasized. “Along with the gellan gum expansion project kicked off at our Wulian, China plant in July, the Okmulgee project strongly positions CP Kelco with multiple supply points to support customers in every region globally.”

Since inventing gellan gum technology in 1978 and commercializing it in the 1990s, CP Kelco has continued to assert its innovation leadership in connecting the science of nature-based ingredients to label-friendly products. The gellan gum capacity expansion projects in Okmulgee and Wulian solidify the company’s position as the leading global supplier of this unique, multi-functional ingredient. As one of CP Kelco’s fermentation-derived products, KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum provides stabilization, suspension and texture for a variety of food, beverage and personal care applications.

About CP Kelco
CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial product 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 CP Kelco 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. 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.

CP Kelco Invests in Expansion of Gellan Gum Production Capacity to Support Growth in Asia Pacific Region

ATLANTA, May 29, 2019 – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that it is investing in the expansion of its gellan gum production capacity to support growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Scheduled to break ground in July, the expansion project will build new production capabilities at the CP Kelco biogums facility in Wulian, China.

“CP Kelco’s continued investment in expansion of production capacity demonstrates our ongoing commitment to building supply of our high-quality, nature-based ingredients ahead of market demand,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “With the addition of gellan gum production capabilities at our Wulian plant, we will bring supply of this highly functional, innovative product closer to our customers in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Viala added that multiple supply points – including our biogums production facilities in North America – enhance CP Kelco’s flexibility to meet global demand variability and mitigate potential supply chain risks.

As a key ingredient in the company’s portfolio of fermentation-derived products, gellan gum provides stabilization, suspension and texture in a variety of food, beverage and personal care applications. Since introducing gellan gum to the industry in 1978, CP Kelco continues to connect the science of nature to label-friendly product innovations that evolve with global and regional market needs.

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.

Why CP Kelco

  • 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. Understand market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum, Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Names Azelis as New Distributor for Nordic Markets

ATLANTA, May 6, 2019 – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that Azelis will be its exclusive distributor for CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage applications in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, effective June 24, 2019.

As a key distribution partner of CP Kelco in parts of Europe and Asia for years, Azelis is a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, driving growth in line with CP Kelco’s business strategy.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Azelis into the Nordic markets,” said Niels Thestrup, Vice President, EMEA Region for CP Kelco. “Together, our organizations are committed to deliver value-added solutions and services to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We are excited about the support of a strong partner like Azelis to help formulators develop new products and applications with our nature-based ingredients.”

Anna Bertona, CEO & President, Azelis EMEA, added, “Strong technical support is one of the cornerstones of Azelis’ offering to customers. High quality ingredients from a market leader such as CP Kelco complete our current portfolio range in the Nordics, enabling our technical application team to offer the best possible solutions to customers. At the same time, it allows us better access to segments in the food industry like fruit, dairy, beverage and confectionery.”

For more information about CP Kelco and Azelis, visit www.cpkelco.com and www.azelis.com.

About CP Kelco
CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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 are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Plans Launch of New Food Ingredient, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

ATLANTA, April 29, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced plans for the introduction of its newest product line, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber.  With the continued growth in consumer demand for clean label products, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber addresses the need for nature-based, recognizable ingredients in a variety of food applications. Derived from intact citrus peels, this next-generation citrus fiber is not only functional, but also close to nature.

“At CP Kelco we work diligently to create new products that expand food manufacturers’ options to innovate and meet consumer demands. With clean label foods and beverages becoming the new norm, consumers are seeking innovative products from our customers to address these needs,” said Didier Viala, President at CP Kelco.  “We are happy to support this shift by adding this exciting, nature-based ingredient to our sustainably sourced and produced portfolio.  We look forward to meeting with formulators and exploring a range of applications for our NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber.”

In recent years, functional fibers have risen in popularity as researchers uncover health benefits and manufacturers seek to enrich their products with these well-known ingredients. Key applications include fruit-flavored drinks, drinking yogurts, dressings, condiments, sauces, bakery, meats and soups. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber offers gelling, thickening, stabilizing and water-binding capabilities, and may be used to replace starch, eggs or oil in many recipes.

Food manufacturers will get a first official look at NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber at CP Kelco’s table during the 2019 Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS) Technical Meeting in Louisville, Ky., April 28 – 30.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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 are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Announces Plans to Build New Innovation Center in Atlanta

ATLANTA, April 09, 2019 – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced plans to build a new Innovation Center in Atlanta, Georgia to serve global customers. The new center is slated to open in third quarter 2020.

“The decision to establish a world-class, state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Atlanta reinforces our dedication to customer experience and to continually growing our innovation capabilities to meet the needs of the global marketplace,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “This is an exciting step in our ongoing journey to build our business, deliver value to customers and strengthen our culture for employees.”

The new Innovation Center will reflect CP Kelco’s deep technical expertise and will enhance collaboration and development with customers, partners and industry thought leaders.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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 are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Announces Global Collaboration with Lubrizol

ATLANTA, March 29, 2019 – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, today announced an exclusive collaboration with The Lubrizol Corporation. The Ohio-based Lubrizol will commercialize CP Kelco’s PURLLON™   Cellulose Liquid and KELCO-VIS™ Diutan Gum product lines in the global personal care and home care markets.

“This new collaboration will allow CP Kelco and Lubrizol to build upon our collective strengths,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at CP Kelco. “We will provide Lubrizol’s teams the ability to expand their formulation capability with CP Kelco’s nature-based, biodegradable solutions, and Lubrizol’s deep expertise in personal and home care will help expand the range of applications for our fermentation-derived cellulose and diutan gum portfolios.”

CP Kelco has decades of experience developing innovative nature-based, water-soluble polymers, enabling manufacturers across a wide range of industries and geographies to create products that serve key marketplace needs and demands.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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 are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Launches New Global Brand and Website Focused on “Unlocking Nature-Powered Success”

ATLANTA (March 18, 2019) – CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, today launched a new global brand strategy and redesigned website as part of the company’s continued focus on high-quality, nature-based ingredients, innovation and customer collaboration.

The new brand was unveiled today at CP Kelco’s exhibit (Booth 51Q50/51R51) at the Food Ingredients China exposition in Shanghai, inspired by the company’s brand essence: “Unlocking Nature-Powered Success.”

“We have always been proud of our commitment to quality, our focus on ingredients that are derived from nature, and our passion for helping customers create successful products for markets and consumers around the world,” said Didier Viala, president of CP Kelco. “Our new brand strategy and website capture CP Kelco’s purpose, passion and positioning, and will enable us to increase the company’s visibility among decision makers and opinion leaders in the key industries and markets we serve.”

The redesigned CP Kelco website provides updated content about the company’s products and applications, as well as information on the company’s global heritage and focus on sustainability.

In addition, CP Kelco will launch a brand awareness campaign in late March, featuring print and digital advertisements and helpful market insights. The ads, which will be published across a range of food and beverage media outlets worldwide, will highlight new CP Kelco content resources addressing texture trends, protein trends, clean label solutions and the power of sustainability.

To view CP Kelco’s website, visit www.cpkelco.com.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial 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 CP Kelco 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.

Our key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Announces Investment in Pectin Capacity Increase

ATLANTA, March 12, 2019 — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today it will invest to increase its pectin production capacity at its Limeira, Brazil facility by 10%. This investment will enhance market supply by the end of 2019.

“All around the world our customers are creating innovative beverages that require nature-based ingredients. In Asia, for example, we see robust growth in drinking yogurts and low pH protein drinks, in which pectin is an essential ingredient for creating high-quality products,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “As these markets expand, we are committed to continuing our investments and already have other projects planned to add capacity as needed and in a timely manner to support our customers’ growth aspirations.”

As the pectin market grows, industry leader CP Kelco continues to make strides in meeting the demand for nature-based functional ingredients. GENU® Pectin is a specialty ingredient made from citrus peel and used in a wide range of foods, beverages, personal care products and other consumer goods. CP Kelco’s GENU Pectin portfolio includes non-GMO, vegan, and organic compliant products.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CP Kelco Seeks Buyer for CMC Plant in Taixing, China

ATLANTA, January 23, 2019 — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients, today announced it is seeking a buyer for its carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) plant in Taixing, China.

CP Kelco is not exiting the CMC business and continues to operate a CMC production facility in Äänekoski, Finland. Utilizing its deep applications expertise and technology, the company remains committed to providing the global market with high-quality CMC products, now and in the future.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.