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Zemea Propanediol Approved as a Natural Ingredient by ECOCERT

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.

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

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPontÔ, The miracles of scienceÔ, 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.
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