DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products announced that its renewably sourced Zemea® propanediol has been reviewed and certified by the USDA as a 100% biobased ingredient. Companies seeking to develop biobased formulations can be confident that Zemea® will add to the overall biobased content of their products.
Zemea® is a natural ingredient developed for use in cosmetics, personal care and home cleaning products. It is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols where the product’s lack of skin irritation, improved moisturization and excellent sensorial attributes are benefits. The USDA approval adds to the growing list of independent certifications for Zemea®, which has also been recognized by Ecocert ™ and the Natural Products Association as an ingredient of natural origin.
“We are excited that Zemea® is now a part of the Biobased Labeling program. This label will help our customers and downstream consumers easily recognize products that are made with biobased ingredients,” said Joe DeSalvo, marketing director, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.
Zemea® has been successfully formulated into over 500 cosmetics and personal care products across the globe. “In addition to its bio-based content, the Zemea® manufacturing process delivers excellent environmental performance resulting in a lower energy usage and less greenhouse gas emissions when compared to its petroleum equivalent,” added DeSalvo.
Under the USDA’s BioPreferred℠program, biobased products are defined as those composed wholly or significantly of agricultural ingredients. Formulators interested in using biobased ingredients can find the USDA BioPreferred℠listing for Zemea® propanediol on the BioPreferred℠website http://www.biopreferred.gov/.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that do not compromise product performance. For more information on the company’s products, Visit http://www.duponttateandlyle.com.
Zemea® is a registered trademark of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC.