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2015-09-16

CP Kelco: CP Kelco Announces Plans to Invest in Specialty Biogums Capabilities and Capacity Expansion

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the strong global
demand for specialty Biogums products, CP Kelco today announced plans to
invest in building capabilities and expanding production capacity.

As a leading global producer of hydrocolloid solutions used in a wide range of
consumer products and industrial applications, CP Kelco is reinforcing its
commitment to three Biogums product lines - gellan gum, specialty xanthan gum
and diutan gum - through these key operational initiatives:

* Expanding capacity for gellan gum beyond CP Kelco's existing San Diego,
California plant with additional production line capability in the
company's Okmulgee, Oklahoma facility;
* Developing new capabilities for specialty xanthan gum production in the
company's Wulian, China facility;
* Exploring options for further expansion of CP Kelco's Biogums manufacturing
footprint

In addition to the investments in new capabilities and production capacity, CP
Kelco is equally committed to ensuring its Biogums products meet the high
standards of quality and food safety established for all industry segments it
serves. "As regulatory requirements related to our products increase, CP
Kelco will continually invest in operational and innovative developments to
help ensure we can meet or exceed our customers' expectations," said Don
Rubright, President of CP Kelco.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of
specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe.
Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100
countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to
real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company's specialty
ingredients touch a wide variety of industrial applications, consumer and
household products, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key
product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Diutan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan,
Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as
well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CONTACT:
Michele Cacdac-Jones
Director of Global Communications
Office: +1 678 247 7149
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com

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Source: CP Kelco via Globenewswire

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