CP Kelco Announces Intent to Further Boost Pectin Capacity Following Completion of Brazil Plant Expansions

Released December 17, 2015 – In response to the fast-growing global demand for pectin, CP Kelco has announced its intent to further increase its pectin production capacity in Europe, following completion of a series of expansion projects at its Brazil manufacturing facility.

“We continue to see tremendous opportunity and growth for pectin in all global markets, as consumers increasingly prefer nature-based, high-quality ingredients in their foods and beverages,” said Susanne Sörgel, strategic platform director for CP Kelco’s pectin product line. “Further increasing our production capacity helps to ensure CP Kelco is well positioned to support customers’ evolving needs across both developed economies and emerging markets.”

The company’s recently completed plant expansions in Brazil have increased the pectin capacity of that facility by 30 percent. The expansions significantly strengthen the Brazil plant’s ability to produce a broad portfolio of pectin grades, leveraging new, sustainable technology and local raw material sources.

CP Kelco is a world-leading producer of pectin, a specialty ingredient made from citrus peel and used in a wide range of foods, beverages, personal care products and other consumer goods.

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