Biesterfeld and DuPont Tate & Lyle expand partnership

With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is distributing Zemea® USP-NF propanediol from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products for the healthcare industry. The pharmaceutical quality of this plant-based product makes it suitable for use as an excipient in topical and oral medical products. The agreement applies to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine.

Zemea® USP-NF 1,3-propanediol is manufactured through a proprietary fermentation process using plant-derived glucose and provides formulators with an excellent alternative to mineral oil-based glycols and glycerin. The product has exceptional moisturising and sensory characteristics and a much lower irritation potential than commonly used glycols. Zemea® USP-NF propanediol can boost the efficacy of preservatives and reduce the amount of preservatives needed in formulations.

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products are linked by a long-term and successful partnership in the personal care industry. Dr. Andreas Lekebusch, Market Manager Healthcare, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, is pleased with the expansion of the partnership: “We value DuPont Tate & Lyle as a highly qualified and professional partner. Zemea® USP-NF propanediol is the perfect addition to our portfolio for the healthcare industry, enabling our customers to develop innovative and sustainable formulations.”

Zemea® USP-NF propanediol for topical and oral medical products.

About DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products 

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 http://www.duponttateandlyle.com 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®.

Product contact Zemea® USP-NF propanediol:
Hella Kruse
Ferdinandstrasse 41
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 32008-252

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