CP Kelco completes new gellan gum production capabilities

7 Apr 2017

CP Kelco has completed new production capabilities in its Okmulgee, Oklahoma plant for manufacturing KELCOGEL gellan gum in response to growing customer demand.

CP Kelco completes new gellan gum production capabilities

CP Kelco has completed new production capabilities in its Okmulgee, Oklahoma plant for manufacturing KELCOGEL gellan gum. The company says that this expansion of gellan gum production capacity enables it to respond to growing market demand for the product line, used in a wide range of food, beverage and other applications.

“As the world’s leading producer and innovator of gellan gum, CP Kelco is committed to serving the industry as a sustainable provider of this versatile, multi-functional ingredient over the long term,” said Don Rubright, President of CP Kelco. “We have invested in expanded gellan gum production capacity to deliver on this commitment.”

Until now, CP Kelco’s San Diego, Calif. facility was the main source of KELCOGEL gellan gum.

“Our gellan gum product from Okmulgee matches the quality and functional performance of product from our San Diego facility, based on our manufacturing and quality protocols,” said Shaw Gilmer, Sr. Director, Biogums Platform at CP Kelco. “We are prepared to work with our customers to ensure a smooth qualification process.”

CP Kelco customers have begun receiving new product samples for trial, and full deployment of the new gellan gum production capability is planned for this month.