CP Kelco to Boost LMA Pectin Production Capacity

September 16, 2019

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CP Kelco to Boost LMA Pectin Production Capacity

Food ingredient solutions firm CP Kelco said Monday that the company plans to increase production capacity for low methoxyl amidated (LMA) pectin at its Lille Skensved, Denmark plant as global demand for the product increases. Slated to be completed in 2020, the project will increase the firm’s output of LMA pectin by about 15%. 

“Two converging megatrends are driving the demand for pectin: the consumers’ increased desire for dairy and plant-based protein products, and a continued drive towards better-for-you, clean label foods and beverages,” said Susanne Sörgel, senior director, pectin platform strategy at CP Kelco, in a company press release. “As a result, the global pectin market is experiencing significant growth and we predict this will continue. This capacity investment at our Denmark plant will strengthen our ability to meet the evolving needs and growth aspirations of our customers worldwide.”

Earlier this year, the firm said it is investing in an expansion of pectin production capacity at CP Kelco’s plant in Limeira, Brazil by 10%. 

“With this further expansion of pectin capacity to come online in 2020, we are demonstrating our ongoing commitment to provide a sustainable supply of this important nature-based ingredient into the future,” Luiz Azzolino, senior director of food gums operations at CP Kelco, said in the release.

The firm’s GENU brand pectin is a multifunctional, label-friendly ingredient made from citrus peels that can be used as a stabilizer and texturizing agent in jams and jellies, yogurts, acidified protein beverages, dairy desserts, and other food products. 

CP Kelco is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of pectin. In addition the facilities in Brazil and Denmark, the company also currently operates a pectin production plant in Germany. 

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