CP Kelco to Build New Biogums Plant in North America

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26 Nov 2015 --- CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, today announced its intent to build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in North America for gellan gum and specialty xanthan gum.

“In light of the continued increase in global demand for gellan gum and specialty xanthan gum across all regional markets, investing in a new production facility demonstrates our commitment to serve as a sustainable provider and leading innovator of these high performance products over the long term,” said Don Rubright, President of CP Kelco. CP Kelco produces gellan gum and specialty xanthan gum for use in a wide range of food, beverage and other applications across both developed economies and emerging markets.

CP Kelco made two recent major announcements at the end of September. L.V. Lomas will be its exclusive distributor for all its products sold into food, consumer and industrial applications in the United States, effective January 1, 2016. In response to the strong global demand for specialty Biogums products, CP Kelco announced plans to invest in building capabilities and expanding production capacity.

As a leading global producer of hydrocolloid solutions used in a wide range of consumer products and industrial applications, CP Kelco is reinforcing its commitment to three Biogums product lines – gellan gum, specialty xanthan gum and diutan gum – through these key operational initiatives:
•Expanding capacity for gellan gum beyond CP Kelco’s existing San Diego, California plant with additional production line capability in the company’s Okmulgee, Oklahoma facility;
•Developing new capabilities for specialty xanthan gum production in the company’s Wulian, China facility;
•Exploring options for further expansion of CP Kelco’s Biogums manufacturing footprint

In addition to the investments in new capabilities and production capacity, CP Kelco is equally committed to ensuring its Biogums products meet the high standards of quality and food safety established for all industry segments it serves. 

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CP Kelco is a global leader in the production of specialty hydrocolloids. Its pectin, gellan gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan and cellulose gum products are used for thickening, stabilization and suspension in a range of popular products including dairy goods, beverages, condiments and bakery items.

CP Kelco gives food and beverage manufacturers the tools to create products that consumers around the world need and want. Drawing on CP Kelco’s broad portfolio of ingredients, manufacturers can create textures that enhance both the look and taste of different foods. CP Kelco’s nature-based hydrocolloids can be used to thicken and gel aqueous solutions and eliminate gritty mouthfeel by stabilizing emulsions, foams and dispersions. Its ingredients can also create extra body in a beverage, moisture in a bakery item, cling in a sauce and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel in a dessert.

CP Kelco operates its worldwide network of manufacturing facilities with a single quality standard to ensure consistent, defect-free, high performance food ingredients that meet the most stringent food quality requirements. An unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and customer service sets CP Kelco apart from other ingredient suppliers. CP Kelco’s pectin, gellan gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum and cellulose gum brands are known and respected by food manufacturers around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CP Kelco serves more than 100 countries with manufacturing facilities in the US, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, China and the Philippines and commercial offices around the globe. Learn more about CP Kelco’s innovative solutions at www.cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco’s extensive portfolio of products includes brands that offer consistently high performance in food and beverage applications.  These products are most often used for viscosity modification, thickening, suspension, stabilization and gelation.

GENU® Pectin – Polysaccharide derived from naturally occurring structural components in fruits and vegetables. CP Kelco pectin is made primarily from citrus peel and sugar beets.

KELTROL® Xanthan Gum – Produced by commercial fermentation of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. Widely used for thickening and stabilizing.

KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum – Polysaccharide that creates an innovative, highly pseudoplastic “fluid gel” suspension system which functions with minimal viscosity.

GENU® Carrageenan – Sulphated polysaccharides extracted from certain species of red seaweed. Carrageenan allows formulators to create textures ranging from free-flowing liquids to solid gels.

CEKOL® Cellulose Gum – Highly purified, cold water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose that offers a cost-effective means to thicken, stabilize and add viscosity.

SIMPLESSE® Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate – Whey protein processed to decrease tendency to aggregate and gel upon heating. Provides emulsion and foam stabilization, heat and pH stability, texture, creaminess and smoothness in a wide range of full-fat and low-fat applications.

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