CP Kelco plant expansions support and drive pectin growth

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Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Extending a focused effort to meet the fast-growing global demand for pectin, CP Kelco has announced plans for a significant investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Limeira, Brazil.

Approved in late 2013 by both the CP Kelco Management Board and the Board of its parent company, J.M. Huber Corporation, this latest investment is projected to increase capacity by 30 percent at Limeira. This announcement follows other recent projects underway in Limeira and at CP Kelco's manufacturing facility in Lille Skensved, Denmark. These earlier projects are set to conclude and become fully operational in 2015.

"As a leader in pectin technology, we see tremendous opportunity in this market space," said Susanne Sörgel, strategic platform director for CP Kelco's Pectin product line. "The additional capacity will allow us to meet the growing demand for pectin in application segments such as beverages, confectionery and dairy products."

According to Sörgel the recent series of investments in production capacity signals CP Kelco's strong commitment to advancing pectin's use as a high performance ingredient in foods and beverages, both in developed economies and emerging markets. "These projects will combine to ensure that CP Kelco can support its customers' growth well into the future," Sörgel said.


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, gellan gum, diutan gum, and other novel biopolymers, marketed under brand names including BRAPOLPA®, CEKOL®, FERPEC®, FINNFIX®, GENU®, GENUGEL®, GENUVISCO®, GENULACTA®, KELTROL®, KELZAN®, KELCOGEL®, SLENDID®, SIMPLESSE®, and XANTURAL®. For more information, visit www.cpkelco.com or call/email the contact listed above.

CONTACT: Chloe Edgington Global Marketing Communications Manager Office: +44 1372 369 412 www.cpkelco.com

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