DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Appoints Skidmore Sales as Distributor for Zemea® USP

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Agreement Signed for Distribution of Zemea® USP Propanediol for Food and Beverage Markets

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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.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC is excited to announce that it has appointed Skidmore Sales & Distributing Company, including their 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 USA eastern and mid-western 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, 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.

Skidmore Sales & Distributing Company, headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, is a full service distributor and broker of quality food ingredients to the food processing, flavors, health and nutritional industries for over 50 years. With 11 distribution centers located throughout the mid-west and eastern U.S., Skidmore provides their customers with flexibility in delivery arrangements, lead times, ingredient selection, and logistics support, all with excellent technical and customer service. Essex Grain, headquartered in Frazer, Pa., serves customers in the northeast with three distribution centers located in Frazer, Pa.; Linden, N.J. and Mansfield, Mass. Processor’s Choice, headquartered in Irondale, Ala., covers the Southeast from its distribution center in suburban Birmingham, Ala. Between the three companies, Skidmore can offer next and same day service to customers in 32 states from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the East Coast to the Missouri River Valley.

DuPont Tate and 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 enhance product performance. For more information on the company’s products, visit http://www.duponttateandlyle.com.

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9/11/14

Zemea® and the circle logo are registered trademarks of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC.

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