CP Kelco to grow pectin production by 15%

30 Nov 2018

In anticipation of continuing growth in global demand, CP Kelco has announced plans to expand pectin production capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15%.

CP Kelco to grow pectin production by 15%

In anticipation of continuing growth in global demand for naturally derived, sustainably produced ingredients, CP Kelco has announced plans to expand pectin production capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15%. This investment will, the company says, enhance market supply by 2019-2020 and is focused on increasing production of low methyl ester (LM) pectin, which is said to be ideally suited for popular products such as ambient drinking yogurts, jams, jellies and fruit preparations.

“From a functional and clean label perspective, pectin is the stabilizing and texturizing ingredient of choice for many food and beverage companies, and we foresee continued increase in its demand and application, especially in emerging markets,” said Susanne Sörgel, Sr. Director, Platform Strategy – Pectin and Carrageenan, at CP Kelco.

“Over the years we have invested heavily to secure sustainable raw material supply and advance our pectin production capacity and capabilities to support global customers’ growth, while continuously innovating to improve product quality, minimize environmental impact and achieve new levels of sustainability,” added Sörgel.