Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco manufactures and markets specialty hydrocolloids, with global reach. Our goal is to be the preferred partner for providing solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry. CP Kelco is a creative and innovative leader in the production and manipulation of polysaccharides by microbial fermentation and extraction from plant, algal and cellulose-based raw materials.
Our products are derived from natural, renewable sources, and we strive to preserve nature’s functionality by minimizing chemical modification. Key product lines are Carrageenan, Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum and Carboxymethyl Cellulose. These products serve many functions: rheology control, thickening, suspension, stabilization and gelation.
Hydrocolloid application is centered on the science and understanding of rheology. This understanding drives our innovation and product design to leverage this science to create textures from gels to structured fluids. Our products are excellent choices to thicken and control the flow behavior of liquids, prevent sedimentation of suspended particles, provide oil-in-water emulsion stability, excellent mixing, pumping and pouring characteristics, viscosity control over a wide temperature range, and are high-shear tolerant.
Products are available that meet the harmonization methods for the microbiological examination of non-sterile pharmaceutical products in the European, the Japanese and the United States Pharmacopoeia.