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DuPont Tate & Lyle to Present “Zemea® Propanediol Performance in Sunscreen Applications”

Glycols are key ingredients in many of today’s cosmetic and personal care products, in roles as varied as solvents, humectants, emollients and sensorial modifiers. Formulators in search of a natural alternative to petroleum-based glycols have a high-performing, skin-friendly option in the form of Zemea® propanediol. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products will be presenting “Zemea® Propanediol Performance in Sunscreen Applications” at in-cosmetics Asia, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at 12:45 p.m. ICT in the Innovation Seminar Theater.

“Zemea® propanediol offers cosmetic formulators an alternative to petroleum-based glycols that is natural, skin friendly, and boosts preservative efficacy when used with other common preservatives,” explained David Shaw, global marketing manager, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “Benefits include high purity, lack of skin irritation or sensitization, improved humectancy, excellent sensory characteristics and a favorable environmental profile, making it ideal for sunscreen applications.”

The presentation discusses how Zemea® propanediol is effective in the formulation of innovative sun protection products, primarily daily facial moisturizers with SPF. Zemea® propanediol is an exemplary solvent for both Ensulizole and Sulisobenzone, allowing formulators to maintain the effectiveness of these actives keeping each of these in solution through the evaporation process on the skin.

In conjunction with the presentation, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products will participate at the in-cosmetics Asia expo on Nov. 8-10, 2016. They will be sharing more information about Zemea® propanediol at stand B58. For more information on Zemea® visit:

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 enhance product performance. For more information on the company’s products, visit to see the solutions we offer across a wide variety of markets and applications through our two leading bio-based performance brands – Susterra® and Zemea®.

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