Zemea® propanediol is the world's first 100% natural glycol alternative approved by Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association and the USDA. With its skin-friendly performance, including no irritation, enhanced moisturization and excellent aesthetics, Zemea® is seeing rapid adoption around the world in skin care, hair care, deodorants, fragrances and other cosmetic and personal care products. Zemea® can boost the efficacy of preservative systems potentially reducing the amount of preservatives used in your formulations. It’s unique solubility properties may help drive your actives to the surface of the skin.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a 50/50 joint venture formed in 2004 between DuPont (USA), a global science company, and Tate & Lyle (UK), a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company.
Our mission is to provide formulators with a competitive advantage by offering Zemea® propanediol, an innovative, skin-friendly, 100% natural ingredient that is petroleum-free and environmentally sustainable.
Our global headquarters and world class manufacturing facility are located in Loudon,Tennessee, USA. Production of Zemea® started in November 2006; we have an annual capacity of 62,000 metric tons. Our global sales and marketing office is located in Wilmington, Delaware USA and we have a global distribution network.
Environmental sustainability benefits include significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy consumption in its production (based on LCA data).
Zemea® can be easily substituted for PG, BG or glycerin and is being used in over 1,000 personal care products globally.