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Certifying bodies pass Zemea® propanediol as100% biobased [Registered]

DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Zemea® propanediol was independently reviewed by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and certified as 100-percent biobased by Natrue, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of natural beauty and skin care products. Feedstock used in the production of Zemea is corn sugar. Zemea is used in cosmetics and personal care market. It is an environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerine that is claimed to improve moisturization and has excellent aesthetic properties. Zemea has also been approved by Ecocert, the Natural Products Association (NPA), certified 100-percent biobased by USDA, and has both kosher…

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