CP Kelco expands APAC gellan gum capacity

5 Jun 2019

CP Kelco is investing in the expansion of its gellan gum production capacity to support growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Scheduled to break ground in July, the expansion project will build new production capabilities at the CP Kelco biogums facility in Wulian, China.

CP Kelco expands APAC gellan gum capacity

“CP Kelco’s continued investment in expansion of production capacity demonstrates our ongoing commitment to building supply of our high-quality, nature-based ingredients ahead of market demand,” said Didier Viala, President of CP Kelco. “With the addition of gellan gum production capabilities at our Wulian plant, we will bring supply of this highly functional, innovative product closer to our customers in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Viala added that multiple supply points – including the company’s biogums production facilities in North America – enhance CP Kelco’s flexibility to meet global demand variability and mitigate potential supply chain risks.

As a key ingredient in the company’s portfolio of fermentation-derived products, CP Kelco notes that gellan gum provides stabilization, suspension and texture in a variety of food, beverage and personal care applications.

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