CP Kelco Announces Plans to Invest in Specialty Biogums Capabilities and Capacity Expansion

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In response to the strong global demand for specialty Biogums products, CP Kelco today 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. “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 Don Rubright, President of CP Kelco.

About CP Kelco
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 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 are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Diutan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

Michele Cacdac-Jones
Director of Global Communications 
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