China/USA: Nature-Based Ingredients CP Kelco Invests in Expansion of Gellan Gum Production Capacity

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

CP Kelco announced that it is investing in the expansion of its gellan gum production capacities in China and the USA. The measures are to enhance the supplier's flexibility to meet global demand variability and mitigate potential supply chain risks.

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CP Kelco is investing in its global gellan gum capacities.
CP Kelco is investing in its global gellan gum capacities.
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Atlanta/USA — In response to continued global demand for gellan gum, CP Kelco is making a significant investment to increase capacity at its Okmulgee, Oklahoma, biogums production facility as well as at its location in Wulian, China.

Scheduled to break ground in July, the expansion project in China is to build new production capabilities. The investment is to bring supply of this product closer to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, the company said in a statement.

As a key ingredient in the company’s portfolio of fermentation-derived products, gellan gum provides stabilization, suspension and texture in a variety of food, beverage and personal care applications. With the gellan gum capacity expansion projects in Okmulgee and Wulian the company wants to solidify the its position as the leading global supplier of this multi-functional ingredient.

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