CP Kelco, a global leader in hydrocolloids, has added Keltrol CG xanthan gum range, designed specifically for personal care applications and beta pectin for use in lotions, to its product range at the European cosmetic exhibition In-Cosmetics 2003.
CP Kelco offers a range of biopolymers for rheology control in water-based applications. Its products xanthan gum, gellan gum, carrageenan and pectin - serve a range of functions, including thickening, suspension stabilisation and gelation. Each is an aspect of rheology control.
Rheology control is vital in many products and processes and a range of factors must be taken into consideration, including the desired flow behaviour or texture, the required shelf life, the production equipment available, the nature of other ingredients, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
CP Kelco was formed in 2000 by the combination of the Copenhagen Pectin/ Food Gums division of Hercules Incorporated and the Kelco Biopolymers business of Monsanto Company.