DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Expands Distribution of Zemea® Propanediol

Appoints New Distributors of Zemea® - IMCD for Italy and Dichem Chemicals for Greece

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“We are very excited to expand our relationships and commitments with IMCD and Dichem,” said Denis Burlaud, account executive for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. With these two partnerships, Zemea® is now available in more than 40 countries worldwide.”

Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) August 18, 2011

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC announced new distributor partnerships in Western Europe for its 100 percent bio-based product, Zemea® propanediol. The company has appointed the IMCD Group as distributor for Zemea® in Italy and Dichem Chemicals SA in Greece.

Zemea® is a natural ingredient developed for use in cosmetics, personal care and home cleaning products. It is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols where the product’s lack of skin irritation, improved moisturization and excellent sensorial attributes are benefits. Zemea® has been recognized by Ecocert™ and the Natural Products Association as an ingredient of natural origin.

“We are very excited to expand our relationships and commitments with IMCD and Dichem,” said Denis Burlaud, account executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “They have excellent formulation development support and a professional sales organization in place to help introduce and grow our Zemea® sales in the personal care and cleaning products markets. With these two partnerships, Zemea® is now available in more than 40 countries worldwide.”

“This partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products allows IMCD to strengthen its position in the Italian market, where there is a strong demand for natural and certified products. We believe that Zemea® fits perfectly with the new natural trend, offering a good solution to the Italian customers seeking a natural and safe glycol alternative with remarkable moisturizing and sensorial properties,” said Daniela Cassano, personal care marketing manager at IMCD Italia SPA.

“Dichem Chemicals SA has the pleasure to begin this new partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and its unique and innovative material, Zemea® propanediol. This natural and sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols has exceptional performance properties. We believe that the Greek cosmetic producers will be happy to have the opportunity to test and use this material in their products,” commented Vasso Vlachou, product manager at Dichem Chemicals SA.

IMCD is a leading company in marketing, sales and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, with offices and warehouses in 31 countries in Europe, Africa and Australia/Asia.

Dichem Chemicals SA is a leading agent and distributor of raw materials and packaging materials for personal care, pharmaceutical and home care industries in Greece and Cyprus.

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.

Zemea® is a registered trademark of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC.

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