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CP Kelco reinforces commitment to biogums with new investment

By Stephen Daniells

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© Getty Images / puhhha
© Getty Images / puhhha
Global hydrocolloids giant CP Kelco has announced it is building capabilities and expanding production capacity for specialty Biogums products in response to the strong global demand.

The company announced it is reinforcing its commitment to three Biogums product lines: Gellan gum, specialty xanthan gum and diutan gum. This will be done via key operational initiatives, including:

• Adding gellan gum production capabilities in the company’s Wulian, China facility to support growth in the Asia Pacific region;

• Expanding the overall capacity of the Wulian, China facility to support growth across all three specialty Biogums product lines; and

• Expanding the recently added gellan gum production capacity in the company’s Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA facility.

“As regulatory requirements related to our products increase, CP Kelco will continually invest in operational and innovative developments to help ensure we can meet or exceed our customers’ expectations,”​ said Didier Viala, president of CP Kelco.

CP Kelco produced biogums via fermentation, and these ingredients provide stabilization, texture, suspension and viscosity in a wide variety of food, beverage, personal care, household care, pharmaceutical and industrial products and applications.

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