CP Kelco to increase pectin production

18 Mar 2019

Hydrocolloid solutions producer CP Kelco says it will invest to increase its pectin production capacity at its Limeira, Brazil facility by 10%.

CP Kelco to increase pectin production

Hydrocolloid solutions producer CP Kelco says it will invest to increase its pectin production capacity at its Limeira, Brazil facility by 10%. This investment will enhance market supply by the end of 2019.

“All around the world our customers are creating innovative beverages that require nature-based ingredients. In Asia, for example, we see robust growth in drinking yogurts and low pH protein drinks, in which pectin is an essential ingredient for creating high-quality products,” said Jérôme Béra, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “As these markets expand, we are committed to continuing our investments and already have other projects planned to add capacity as needed and in a timely manner to support our customers’ growth aspirations.”

As the pectin market grows, CP Kelco says it continues to make strides in meeting the demand for nature-based functional ingredients. GENU Pectin is a specialty ingredient made from citrus peel and used in a wide range of foods, beverages, personal care products and other consumer goods. CP Kelco’s GENU Pectin portfolio includes non-GMO, vegan, and organic compliant products.