Zemea® Propanediol Approved as a Natural Ingredient by ECOCERT®

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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products today announced that its breakthrough product, Zemea® propanediol has been independently inspected and approved as a natural ingredient by ECOCERT®, one of the leading international organic and natural agencies.

The ECOCERT® label is a mark that represents superior quality of product

Loudon, TN August 13, 2008 –- DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products today announced that its breakthrough product, Zemea® propanediol has been independently inspected and approved as a natural ingredient by ECOCERT®, one of the leading international organic and natural agencies.

Zemea® is the first glycol to receive ECOCERT® approval. Zemea® is a 100 percent natural ingredient made from corn sugar and developed for use in the cosmetics and personal care categories. It is a high performance alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin in cosmetic and personal care formulations where the products purity level, low irritation and excellent moisturization properties are benefits.

“The ECOCERT® label is a mark that represents superior quality of product,” said DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products President Steve Mirshak. “Cosmetic and personal care companies who are seeking ECOCERT® certification for their products now have an ECOCERT® approved glycol to use in their formulations. They can be confident that Zemea® will add to their natural content requirement for ECOCERT certification.”

ECOCERT® is an internationally recognized organic certification that guarantees the genuine practice of environmental respect throughout the formulation and manufacturing of a product. The certification of cosmetics ensures that 95 percent of the total ingredients are of a natural origin and 10 percent of the total ingredients are organic. ECOCERT® is the leading European authority on organic certification, and the standard used by prestige organic brands.

ECOCERT® is a control and certification organization whose activities are governed accordingly by the public authorities and legislation. ECOCERT® is accredited for structure and procedures by COFRAC (French committee for accreditation), in accordance with guide standard ISO 65 (EN 45011), which requires independence, competence and impartiality.

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.

8/13/08
The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, and Bio-PDO™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.
Zemea® is a registered trademark of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC.
ECOCERT® is a registered trademark of the ECOCERT Control & Certification Body.
Hi-Resolution Photo:    Zemea® Propanediol Product Line 2008
Caption:    Zemea® propanediol is a 100 percent natural ingredient for use in cosmetics and personal care products.
Credit: DuPont Photo

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