DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Co. LLC is excited to announce that it has appointed Skidmore Sales & Distributing Co., including its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Essex Grain Products and Processor’s Choice, as distributors of Zemea® USP propanediol in the food and beverage markets.
The distribution agreement covers the following Eastern and Midwestern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey , New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Zemea USP propanediol is a natural, 100 percent biobased solvent and humectant made from fermentation of glucose from corn starch. It is an environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin, where the product’s unique solubility, improved taste properties, preservative effects and humectancy may be beneficial in food, beverage and flavor applications.
“We are eager to begin this partnership with Skidmore who came highly recommended from various companies in the food and beverage industry,” said Rose Durham, marketing manager of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “They have extensive experience in this market with an excellent reputation and well-established customer relationships. We are confident they will be successful communicating the benefits of Zemea USP to formulators in the food and beverage markets.”
“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to represent DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products’ Zemea USP propanediol into the food and beverage markets we serve. It complements the extensive range of food ingredients we have marketed for over 50 years. Our technically trained sales staff, coupled with our high standards of service, positions us to successfully introduce Zemea USP as a perfect solution for customers seeking a natural based alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin,” said Doug Skidmore, CEO of Skidmore Sales & Distributing.