Ingredient solutions company CP Kelco – part of the J.M. Huber Corporation – has opened a new global innovation centre at its HQ in Atlanta, Georgia.

The company already has three other innovation centres in Brazil, California, and Denmark, and four additional regional lab facilities in China, Dubai, India and Singapore.

The centre is designed as a collaborative space for both scientists and customers to engage in ingredients research, problem-solving and pilot plant scale-ups of products in sectors from food and beverages to home and personal care.

Located within CP Kelco’s US-based corporate headquarters, the 24,000 square-foot space will be laser-focused on delivering innovation. President of CP Kelco, Didier Viala, commented: “We’re excited about taking our global capabilities to a new level and further exploring the possibilities presented by key trends and growth opportunities.”

More than 20 scientistsb at new CP Kelco hub

Jennifer Aspen Mason, Senior Vice President of Innovation added: “We designed the new centre with collaboration in mind. The sectors and manufacturers we serve need partners that are not only highly skilled but also passionate and agile in staying ahead of trends and helping them accelerate product development.”

Staffed with a team of more than 20 scientists and application specialists, the Atlanta innovation centre has labs devoted to microbiology, fermentation science, and consumer and industrial applications development. It also houses research and development labs, a food and beverage pilot plant to support production scale-ups, and a sensory evaluation space to conduct studies into consumer perceptions and preferences.

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