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CP Kelco Starts Next Phase of Plant Closure; Eyes Possible Unit Sale

10:24 AM MDT | June 2, 2008 | Kate Phillips

J.M. Huber’s CP Kelco says it has begun the second phase of the previously announced closure of its Knowsley, U.K. xanthan gum facility. This phase will include a “full process clean out as well as removal of certain proprietary process equipment,” following the shutdown of production last year, James Tuan, general manager/Biospecialties Group at Kelco, tells CW. Full process clean out is expected to be completed in September. Kelco has said it is exploring options for the plant, including possibly selling the facility (CW, May 12/19, p. 57)...

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