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CP Kelco Introduces KELCOGEL HS-B Gellan Gum.

SAN DIEGO -- CP Kelco, part of the J.M. Huber Corporation, introduces KELCOGEL(R) HS-B gellan gum, a unique hydrocolloid system made with gellan gum that has been specially designed to provide suspension of soy, cocoa, and minerals in ready-to-drink neutral pH soy-based beverages.

Soymilk and beverages containing soy have been gaining consumer attention and growing steadily. Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the health benefits of consuming 25 grams of soy per day, consumers are finding soy-based beverages to be an easy and delicious way to add soy to their diets.

For beverage formulators, however, developing a soy beverage that remains smooth and stable over the shelf life can be quite challenging. KELCOGEL(R) HS-B gellan gum is specially designed for suspending and stabilizing the soy protein as well as other ingredients, such as cocoa for flavoring, and fortifying ingredients like calcium and fiber. KELCOGEL HS-B gellan gum functions at low use levels to impart minimal mouthfeel without adversely impacting flavor. KELCOGEL HS-B gellan gum disperses well without lumping, hydrates easily and is heat stable, making it compatible with standard UHT and HTST equipment.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloids, with more than 2,000 customers in over 100 countries and facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Originally formed in 2000 by the combination of Copenhagen Pectin/Food Gums Division of Hercules Incorporated and the Kelco Biopolymers group of Monsanto/Pharmacia Corporation, CP Kelco is now owned by J.M. Huber Corporation and today includes Huber's Noviant business. CP Kelco produces xanthan gum, pectin, carrageenan and carboxymethlyl cellulose (CMC), the most widely-used cellulose ether in the world.

About J.M. Huber Corporation

J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, NJ, is a diversified, multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources and technology-based services to customers spanning many industries from paper and energy to plastics and construction. With announced sales of approximately $2-billion, J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest family-owned companies in the United States. The company offers total solutions in inorganic chemistry, engineered wood composites, and other specialties. For more information, see
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