ATLANTA, Georgia, USA, May 25, 2012 – CP Kelco, a world-leading pectin producer, today announces preliminary plans to increase capacity at its pectin facility in Limeira, Brazil. The proposed capacity expansion would significantly increase the facility’s high methoxy (HM) pectin capacity, permitting CP Kelco to support pectin demand with a sustainable and cost-effective raw material source. “The proposed expansion includes technology which would enhance CP Kelco’s utilization of abundant orange peel that is readily available in the São Paulo state of Brazil,” says Luiz Azzolino, Director of Operations-Foodgums.
“Global demand for our GENU® pectin products continues to be strong, primarily spurred by growth in developing geographies and new product entries in developed markets,” says Don Rubright, President, CP Kelco. “By continuously pursuing cost-reduction and environmental projects, along with capacity expansion, CP Kelco will keep pace with growing demand and remains well positioned to meet our customers’ needs both now and in the future.”
ABOUT CP KELCO:
CP Kelco is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of specialty hydrocolloids, with facilities in Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America. Owned by J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco’s product lines include pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, cellulose gum, gellan gum, diutan gum, and other novel biopolymers, marketed under brand names including CEKOL®, FINNFIX®, GENU®, GENUGEL®, GENUVISCO®, GENULACTA®, KELTROL®, KELZAN®, KELCOGEL®, SLENDID®, SIMPLESSE® and XANTURAL®.
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