CP Kelco, the hydrocolloids producer, has announced to expand pectin production capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15 per cent. The company said that this move is in anticipation of continuing growth in global demand for naturally derived, sustainably produced ingredients.
The company official said that this investment will enhance market supply by 2019-2020 and is focused on increasing production of low methyl ester (LM) pectin, which is ideally suited for popular products such as ambient drinking yogurts, jams, jellies and fruit preparations.
Susanne Sörgel, Sr. Director, Platform Strategy – Pectin and Carrageenan, at CP Kelco Said, “From a functional and clean label perspective, pectin is the stabilizing and texturizing ingredient of choice for many foods and beverage companies, and we foresee continued increase in its demand and application, especially in emerging markets”.
“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.”
A texturizing agent for neutral pH dairy desserts, GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200, was released by CP Kelco last month.