Demand drives US$8 million Pectin Capacity Expansion in CP Kelco, Denmark

CP Kelco announces expansion of world’s largest pectin production plant

Lille Skensved, Denmark, July 7, 2010 – CP Kelco announces an investment of US$8 million to expand its Lille Skensved, Denmark, pectin facility. The expansion seeks to meet the increasing market demand for GENU® LMA pectin (amidated pectin) and is a continuation of the US$4.5 million investment in same facility
announced November 2009.

Pectin, a gum (hydrocolloid) derived from the peel of citrus fruits, is used as a gelling and stabilization agent in food, pharmaceuticals and personal care products. GENU LMA pectin is widely used in the food industry for the manufacture of products such as low-sugar and sugar-free jams and fruit spreads, fruit preparations for yoghurt, thermo-reversible bakery glazes and ice cream variegates. GENU LMA pectin continues to show good market growth due to its functionality in fruit and yoghurt products, where it enables production of jams and fruit spreads with a low-sugar and high-fruit content.

According to Don Rubright, President of CP Kelco, “This investment enables CP Kelco to continue meeting the growing demand for high-quality GENU LMA pectin”.

CP Kelco expects to complete this project by June 2011.

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, locust bean gum, gellan gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and other novel biopolymers, marketed under brand names including
AxCel®, CEKOL®, GENU®, GENUGEL®, GENU® pHresh™ Pectin, GENUVISCO®, GENULACTA®, KELTROL®, KELCOGEL®, SLENDID® and SIMPLESSE®.

See the PDF of the press release here.