Fuelled by market demand and potential

Date: 29.04.2024Source: CP Kelco

CP Kelco has announced the completion of a $60 million expansion in production capacity for its citrus fibre product line.  With this significant expansion, the company has ample capacity to support current and future customers’ supply needs.

The production line expansion for NUTRAVA® and KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber in the company’s facility in Matão, Brazil, increases the total capacity to approximately 5000 MT, establishing CP Kelco as a leading citrus fibre supplier to food, beverage and consumer product manufacturers worldwide. This expansion provides options to incrementally expand capacity even further in the future based on customer needs.

Launched in 2019, CP Kelco’s citrus fibre products are highly versatile and unique ingredients upcycled from citrus peels, a by-product of the juicing industry. With the continued growth in consumer demand for clean-label, sustainable products, citrus fibre addresses the need for nature-based and easily recognisable ingredients in a variety of food, beverage and personal care products.

Said Didier Viala, President, CP Kelco: “We are delighted about reaching this important milestone in our growth journey with citrus fibre, which continues to demonstrate tremendous versatility and potential across many application segments and geographic markets. As a result of strong collaboration amongst our global team members and customers since its commercial launch in 2019, our citrus fibre has evolved into a robust product line with growing interest and demand, especially from those interested in meeting consumers’ needs for sustainably sourced and label-friendly products.

“We look forward to serving even more customers and application segments with the significant expansion of our citrus fibre production capacity.”

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports dietary fibre intake and offers unique water-binding, texturising and stabilisation capabilities in a wide range of food and beverage applications, from condiments, dressings and soups to bakery goods, dairy and plant-based products. In personal care products, KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber serves as a gentle emulsifier alternative, providing stabilisation and a light skin feel to help product developers create SENSational textures, from serums to gels and luxe creams.

In 2023, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber became the first citrus fibre in the industry to achieve upcycled certification from the Upcycled Food Association, now part of WhereFoodComesFrom, Inc. Then, in March 2024, KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber won the prestigious Cosmetics & Toiletries Allē Award for best new natural/bio-derived ingredient. For more visit cpkelco.com

David Cox / IDM

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