On the Street -- CP Kelco Opens New Facility

November 3/Taixing, China/Business Wire -- CP Kelco announced the completion of its newest hydrocolloid facility in Taixing, China. The facility complies with China Food GMP standards and has the flexibility to produce carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) for the food, paper, oilfield and industrial markets. This new facility has been designed to produce 15,000MT/year with the ability to expand to accommodate future demand.

"We are very excited about our newest CMC facility as this will allow us to further expand our purified CMC offering into the Asian markets," said Robert Dunn, CMC category director. "European engineering design, world-class quality assurance processes and local technical support laboratories and facilities have been incorporated into making this the largest CMC facility in China."

CP Kelco Taixing facility will feature the new MAJOL CMC brand, which is a highly purified cold-water-soluble polymer, designed to meet the demanding needs of our China customer in terms of cost, quality and performance. MAJOL CMC will comply with China's Food Safety Law that went into effect June 1, 2009, and the manufacturing process will comply withthe China Food cGMP standards.

From the November 9, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition