CP Kelco Reports Extensive Progress in Expansion of Biogums Production Capacity at U.S., China Facilities

ATLANTA, July 26, 2022 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that it has made extensive progress in expanding biogums production capacity at two of its plant facilities:  Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA and Wulian, China.

These expansion initiatives are integral pieces of the company’s significant, multi-year investment program focused on advancing both its biogums production capacity and capabilities. Alongside its biogums production facility in San Diego, California, USA, CP Kelco provides its customers with critical supply security through centralized coordination of three geographically distinct production sites for gellan gum, xanthan gum, diutan gum and fermentation-derived cellulose.

In 2020, the first phase of this expansion was completed at our site in Wulian, China, adding the capability to produce high acyl (HA) gellan gum and increasing overall plant production capacity by 30%. We plan to add low acyl (LA) gellan gum production capability at this facility in 2023.

CP Kelco is also scheduled to complete an expansion of 40% in production capacity in 2023 at our plant in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  Individually and collectively, these initiatives reflect CP Kelco’s commitment to providing world-class customer support and innovation despite the unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated by rampant inflation and supply chain disruptions.

“We remain committed to serving our customers worldwide and supporting their growth plans, particularly as the market trends and consumer demands continue to evolve and point toward formulating with nature-based, clean label-friendly and sustainably produced ingredients,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “The expansion of our biogums capacity enables us to more effectively collaborate with our customers in developing innovative food, beverage, personal care, home care and other products for consumers.”

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.

 

Innovating for Skin & Hair Cleansing

Click the images or buttons below to download skin & hair cleansing recipe cards. 

Bee Sweet Honey
Body Wash

This cold-processed body wash has a smooth, honey-like appearance and luxurious texture, thanks to COSMOS® Certified GENUVISCO® CG-129 Carrageenan. Our lambda grade provides viscosity in surfactant systems that cannot be thickened with salt.

Clearly, It’s The Fluid Gel Exfoliating Foam Cleanser

COSMOS® certified KELCOGEL® CG-LA (E) Gellan Gum helps this eye-catching cleansing foam stay water-thin but exceptionally clear and stable as it suspends actives like gently exfoliating jojoba beads.

Lotus Enlighten
You Shampoo

Our shampoo has a luxurious feel and mimics the rheology of traditional, salt-thickened shampoos. COSMOS® certified ARBALON® R-50 (EV) Cellulose Liquid suspends the pearlescent mica without altering viscosity or feel. Our COSMOS® certified grade of lambda carrageenan thickens without gelling, creating a thick, smooth texture and high viscosity.

3 Ways to Clean Up with Bio-Based Ingredients

1. Sustainable is the new clean.

Consumers are developing a better understanding of how their personal care habits can impact the environment – especially our waterways. Biodegradable ingredients break down to water, CO2 and organic matter within six months.

2. Help maintain skin health.

Another cleansing trend going mainstream is a better appreciation for managing stress and skin health. Goodbye harsh surfactants that can dry out skin. Say hello to gentler, calming ingredients that keep moisture in without upsetting skin’s pH and acid mantle.

3. Have fun with innovative textures.

Suspend exfoliating scrubbers or beads. Go luxuriously thick or water-thin or even waterless. New powders, bars, gels and jellies add life to the daily routine.

Nature-Powered Ingredients to Help

ARBALON® Cellulose Liquid

Our biodegradable, fermentation-derived stabilizer has a unique cellulose structure that forms an invisible 3D net to evenly suspend scrubbers, decorative or fragrance beads and more. Effective in high-surfactant or low/no water formulations. Ready to use and fully activated.

KELTROL® Xanthan Gum

This versatile, fermentation-derived ingredient is known for its unique smooth flow behavior, silky feel and even texture. It provides high viscosity at low shear rates for foams, suspensions and emulsion stability. It also provides low viscosity at high shear for pumpability. Plus, you get exceptional stability and thickening characteristics for a wide range of products.

GENU® Carrageenan

A multifunctional water-binding agent, this ingredient provides a creamy texture to emulsions and a honey-like flow as it locks in moisture to increase hydration. It can be used to replace synthetics in shampoos and other products.

Our Nature-Powered Ingredient Portfolio

Carrageenan

Extracted from red seaweed

Pectin

Upcycled from citrus peels, a byproduct of the juice industry

Gellan Gum

Bio-fermentation of Sphingomonas elodea, found on lily pond plants

Fermentation-Derived Cellulose

Bio-fermentation of Komagataeibacter xylinus, similar to nata de coco

Diutan Gum

Discovered in a marsh of redwood trees in California - instead of harvesting, we use bio-fermentation of Sphingomonas
sp. ATCC 51539

Xanthan Gum

Bio-fermentation of Xanthomonas campestris, found on cabbage

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3 Ways to Clean Up with Bio-Based Ingredients

1. Sustainable is the new clean.

Consumers are developing a better understanding of how their personal care habits can impact the environment – especially our waterways. Biodegradable ingredients break down to water, CO2 and organic matter within six months.

2. Help maintain skin health.

Another cleansing trend going mainstream is a better appreciation for managing stress and skin health. Goodbye harsh surfactants that can dry out skin. Say hello to gentler, calming ingredients that keep moisture in without upsetting skin’s pH and acid mantle.

3. Have fun with innovative textures.

Suspend exfoliating scrubbers or beads. Go luxuriously thick or water-thin or even waterless. New powders, bars, gels and jellies add life to the daily routine.

Nature-Powered Ingredients to Help

ARBALON® Cellulose Liquid

Our biodegradable, fermentation-derived stabilizer has a unique cellulose structure that forms an invisible 3D net to evenly suspend scrubbers, decorative or fragrance beads and more. Effective in high-surfactant or low/no water formulations. Ready to use and fully activated.

KELTROL® Xanthan Gum

This versatile, fermentation-derived ingredient is known for its unique smooth flow behavior, silky feel and even texture. It provides high viscosity at low shear rates for foams, suspensions and emulsion stability. It also provides low viscosity at high shear for pumpability. Plus, you get exceptional stability and thickening characteristics for a wide range of products.

GENU® Carrageenan

A multifunctional water-binding agent, this ingredient provides a creamy texture to emulsions and a honey-like flow as it locks in moisture to increase hydration. It can be used to replace synthetics in shampoos and other products.

Our Nature-Powered Ingredient Portfolio

Carrageenan

Extracted from red seaweed

Pectin

Upcycled from citrus peels, a byproduct of the juice industry

Gellan Gum

Bio-fermentation of Sphingomonas elodea, found on lily pond plants

Fermentation-Derived Cellulose

Bio-fermentation of Komagataeibacter xylinus, similar to nata de coco

Diutan Gum

Discovered in a marsh of redwood trees in California - instead of harvesting, we use bio-fermentation of Sphingomonas
sp. ATCC 51539

Xanthan Gum

Bio-fermentation of Xanthomonas campestris, found on cabbage

Innovating for Skin & Hair Cleansing

Click the images or buttons below to download skin & hair cleansing recipe cards. 

Bee Sweet Honey
Body Wash

This cold-processed body wash has a smooth, honey-like appearance and luxurious texture, thanks to COSMOS® Certified GENUVISCO® CG-129 Carrageenan. Our lambda grade provides viscosity in surfactant systems that cannot be thickened with salt.

Clearly, It’s The Fluid Gel Exfoliating Foam Cleanser

COSMOS® certified KELCOGEL® CG-LA (E) Gellan Gum helps this eye-catching cleansing foam stay water-thin but exceptionally clear and stable as it suspends actives like gently exfoliating jojoba beads.

Lotus Enlighten
You Shampoo

Our shampoo has a luxurious feel and mimics the rheology of traditional, salt-thickened shampoos. COSMOS® certified ARBALON® R-50 (EV) Cellulose Liquid suspends the pearlescent mica without altering viscosity or feel. Our COSMOS® certified grade of lambda carrageenan thickens without gelling, creating a thick, smooth texture and high viscosity.

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