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Americas: CP Kelco opens new facility

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CP Kelco has completed its new production capabilities in its Okmulgee, Oklahoma plant for manufacturing Kelcogel gellan gum.

Until now, CP Kelco’s San Diego, California facility was the main source of Kelcogel gellan gum.

The company has completed extensive product testing and validation of gellan gum product from the Okmulgee site.

CP Kelco customers have begun receiving new product samples for trial, and full deployment of the new gellan gum production capability is planned for April, 2017.

The gellan gum can be used at low levels in a wide variety of products that require gelling, texturizing, stabilizing, suspending, film-forming and structuring.