Starting in Nature to Provide Functional Performance

Whether it’s suspending botanicals in the latest new-age energy drink, stabilizing protein in fruit smoothies, creating an indulgent creamy liqueur or recovering body in a reduced calorie beverage, CP Kelco offers a portfolio of stabilizers and texturizers to suit the needs of beverage manufacturers.

CP Kelco is the innovation leader in the production of polysaccharides by microbial fermentation, extraction from land and sea plants, and modification of cellulose-based raw materials. CP Kelco’s goal is to be the preferred partner for providing innovative products and solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry.

Designed to offer solutions across the pH spectrum, CP Kelco’s vast ingredient choices enable the most challenging – and creative – beverage prototypes to become consumer products.

Beverage pH Chart

Our products are derived from nature-based, renewable raw materials, and CP Kelco strives to provide these products with minimal modification. These products serve many functions, including thickening, suspension, stabilization and gelation. Each is an aspect of rheology control.

Rheology control is vital in many products and processes, yet selecting the most appropriate rheology modifier from the wide range commercially available is far from straightforward. Many factors must be taken into consideration, including the desired flow behavior or texture, the required shelf-life, the production equipment available, compatibility with other ingredients, and product end-use characteristics.


Application Opportunities…

Often, there is more than one way to achieve a given functionality ….a lot to contend with. Our Field Sales and Technical Service Professionals are energized to work with customers to identify the optimum solution for specific and unique formulation needs. The table below provides some guidelines on the Best Choices to achieve desired characteristics.


Fruit/Juice Drinks X X X X X
Carbonated Beverages X X X X
Acidified/Fermented/Low pH Beverages (Yoghurt drinks, smoothies, juice milks) X X X X
Neutral pH Drinks (milk/soy/protein) X X X X
Coffee Beverages X X X X X
Tea/Energy/Sports Drinks X X X X X X
Concentrates/Syrups X X X X X
Alcohol/Spirits X X X X X X
Powdered Drink Mixes X X X X X