CP Kelco Makes Major Pectin Investments


The world's biggest pectin factory is getting even bigger.

CP Kelco (Atlanta) has serious plans to increase its worldwide production of pectin. The company says it has completed a financial investment of more than $13 million in its pectin factory in Lille Skensved, Denmark. The factory primarily serves CP Kelco’s production of pectin for low-sugar jams, as well as yogurt fruit inclusions and bakery glazes.

Pectins are most often sourced from citrus peels and sugar beets. They can provide gelling, stabilizing, and thickening properties that improve mouthfeel of a variety of food and beverage products. CP Kelco’s signature GENU line of pectins allows fruit jams and spreads to have low sugar content with high fruit content.

CP Kelco’s Danish factory is reportedly the biggest pectin plant in the world. The facility extension is scheduled for completion in June 2014. Meanwhile, the company plans to expand another of its pectin facilities, located in Limiera, Brazil.

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