CP Kelco household productsStarting in Nature to Provide Functional Performance

CP Kelco’s goal is to be the preferred partner for providing innovative products and solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry. CP Kelco is a creative and innovative leader in the production and manipulation of polysaccharides by microbial fermentation and extraction from plant, algal and cellulose-based raw materials.

A Little About Our Chemistries

Our products are derived from natural, renewable raw materials, and CP Kelco strives to preserve nature’s functionality through minimizing our chemical modification. These products serve many functions, including thickening, suspension, stabilization and gelation. Each is an aspect of rheology control.

Rheology control is vital. 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, regulatory compliance and environmental friendliness.

CP Kelco draws on decades of experience at the forefront of developing hydrocolloids for household products, personal care products and pharmaceutical products.

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. This table is meant to provide some guidelines on the best choices to achieve desired characteristic.

HYDROCOLLOID
BRAND NAME FUNCTIONALITY TYPICAL APPLICATIONS SOLUTION CHARACTERISTICS
CMC
FINNFIX® Line Thickening, Absorbing, Anti-Redeposition, Binding, Film Forming Powder Detergents, Cleaners, Tablets Newtonian-Pseudoplastic Fluid
Carrageenan
GENUGEL® and GENUVISCO® Line Thickening, Stabilizing, Gelation, Film Forming Air Freshener Gels Gel
Gellan Gum
KELCOGEL® Line Suspending, Stabilizing, Gelling Agent, Fluid Gel Air Freshener Gels, Household Cleaners, Gel, Thin, Pseudoplastic Fluid
Xanthan Gum
KELZAN® Line Thickening, Suspending, Stabilizing Household Cleaners, Liquid Laundry Detergents Pseudoplastic Fluid