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

ATLANTA, 2015-12-17 20:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

In response to the fast-growing global demand for pectin,CP Kelcohas 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 forpectinin 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.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of industrial applications, consumer and household products, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines areGellan Gum,Pectin,Cellulose Gum, Diutan Gum,Xanthan Gum,CarrageenanandMicroparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visitwww.cpkelco.comfor more information.

CONTACT:
MicheleCacdac-Jones
DirectorofCommunications
Office:+16782477149
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com

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