DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Appoints Distributor of Zemea® Propanediol in India

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Brenntag India Pvt. Ltd. Will Manage Sales of Zemea® in India

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“We are excited to partner with Brenntag India who brings effective and experienced sales, marketing and technical teams to represent Zemea® in India.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC announced the expansion of geographic coverage for its breakthrough product, Zemea® propanediol. The company has appointed Brenntag India Pvt. Ltd. as distributor for Zemea® in India.

Zemea® is a natural, 100 percent biobased ingredient made from corn sugar through fermentation and developed for use in the cosmetics and personal care market. It is a high-performance, environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin, where the product’s lack of skin irritation, improved moisturization and excellent aesthetic properties are benefits. Zemea® is approved as a natural ingredient by Ecocert, Natrue and the Natural Products Association; is certified 100 percent biobased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has both Kosher and Halal certifications.

In addition to the newly authorized country of India, Brenntag also manages distribution of Zemea® in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

“We are excited to partner with Brenntag India who brings effective and experienced sales, marketing and technical teams to represent Zemea® in India. They will deliver excellent value to the formulators by promoting Zemea®, a superior glycol alternative that is not only functionally better but also environmentally friendly,” said Gowri Nagarajan, account executive, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.

“With consumers increasingly demanding green personal care products, formulators and product developers are interested in making use of ingredients and actives that are natural, effective and healthy. The launch of Zemea® in India will give more impetus for natural and eco-certified products. We are positive that Zemea® will contribute significantly as a certified glycol alternative in the long run,” commented Prasad Pawar, business manager – personal care, Brenntag India Pvt. Ltd.

Brenntag is the global leader in chemical distribution. Brenntag Asia Pacific has more than 40 offices, over 40 distribution facilities and approximately 1,275 employees. Its regional headquarters is in Singapore. It recently opened a new headquarters office in Mumbai with in-house personal care technical application laboratories. The new office offers value-added services to Brenntag’s customers by meeting specific requirements for the formulation and customization of various blends of ingredients and chemicals.

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

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