Zemea Propanediol – Natural Alternative to Petroleum-Based Glycols

Natural Cosmetic Ingredient: Zemea-non-petorleum based glycolDuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC is expanding the distribution of Zemea® propanediol into the South American market. The certified natural ingredient, renewably-sourced from corn sugar, can be used in cosmetics and personal care products as a glycol alternative for formulations where non-petroleum based ingredients are desired.

The 100 percent bio-based ingredient claims to boost preservative efficacy and eliminate skin irritation caused by petroleum-based glycols, as well as improve moisturization. Zemea® has been recognized by Ecocert ™ and the Natural Products Association as an ingredient of natural origin. It will be distributed in Brazil by Sarfam.

“Brazil is one of the world’s most dynamic markets for cosmetics and personal care products with several segments enjoying double digit growth rates. Many of the large, multinational companies have a presence in Brazil along with an established base of local manufacturers. The ability to have Sarfam supply Zemea® locally is important to our customer base” says Rose Durham, marketing manager, DuPont Tate & Lyle.

Zemea® propanediol can be used to replace glycols such as propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol), butylene glycol (1,3-/1,4-butanediol) or glycerin. Depending on the type of formulation, it can function as an emollient, humectants, solvent, viscosity enhancer, as well as serve as a carrier for active ingredients and boost preservative efficacy.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between global sciences company DuPont and renewable ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle. The company provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that claim to not compromise product performance.

Zemea® propanediol is currently being used in many major hair and skin care brands around the world.

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2 Responses for “Zemea Propanediol – Natural Alternative to Petroleum-Based Glycols”

  1. Like I use and care for my customers I will never try this one.

  2. Angel Morales says:

    Corn is listed with the EPA as a pesticide. Corn, unless listed as organic is now genetically modified to resist certain pests. This DNA modification causes their stomachs to burst. Monsanto is not allowing any studies to be done in this country for good reason. 64 countries have banned GMO’s. Why? The technology of genetic engineering is currently very crude. It is not possible to insert a new gene with any accuracy, and the transfer of new genes can disrupt the finely controlled network of DNA in an organism.

    Current understanding of the way in which DNA works is extremely limited, and any change to the DNA of an organism at any point can have side effects that are impossible to predict or control. The new gene could, for example, alter chemical reactions within the cell or disturb cell functions. This could lead to instability, the creation of new toxins or allergens, and changes in nutritional value.

    So, that being said, propanediol sourced from corn sugar can in no way be considered safe on your skin. It is definitely NOT natural unless organic.

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