CP Kelco expands gellan gum production26 Aug 2019
CP Kelco is expanding its gellan gum production capabilities in the U.S. In response to what it says is continued global demand for the product.
CP Kelco is making a significant investment to increase capacity at its Okmulgee, Oklahoma, biogums production facility.
“Always mindful of our customers’ needs and the quickly evolving market and consumer trends, we continue to anticipate an increased focus on naturally derived, clean-label ingredients, now and in the future,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “With the additional gellan gum capacity in our Okmulgee plant, we can better work with our customers worldwide to develop innovative foods, beverages and other products for consumers.”
“Our continued investment in our biogums plants, along with our focus on sustainability and safety, ensures that we meet our customers’ expectations for supply, quality and innovation,” said Thomas Laursen, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Along with the gellan gum expansion project kicked off at our Wulian, China plant in July, the Okmulgee project strongly positions CP Kelco with multiple supply points to support customers in every region globally.”