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DuPont Tate & Lyle Adds Zemea Distributor

June 23, 2011

IMCD Group to handle Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Poland and South Africa.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC announced the expansion of geographic coverage for its 100% bio-based product, Zemea propanediol.The company has appointed the IMCD Group as distributor for Zemea for Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Poland and South Africa.

Zemea is a certified natural ingredient developed for use in cosmetics, personal care and home cleaning products.It is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols where the product’s lack of skin irritation, improved moisturization and excellent sensorial attributes are benefits.Zemea has been recognized by Ecocert and the Natural Products Association as an ingredient of natural origin.

In addition to the newly authorized countries in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Poland and South Africa, IMCD also manages distribution of Zemea® in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

“This partnership is founded on a common commitment to meet our customers’ needs.With its strong ingredient platform, market knowledge and excellent customer relationships, IMCD is well-positioned to serve the needs of cosmetics, personal care and cleaning products’ customers throughout these countries,” said Steve Hurff, vice president of sales, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.

"We are very pleased and honoured to work with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products to bring this innovative product to market. We strive to always provide best-in-class service to our customers, and this new deal enables us to further build on that commitment,” commented Piet van der Slikke, CEO, IMCD.
IMCD is a leading company in marketing, sales and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, with offices and warehouses in31 countries in Europe, Africaand Australia/Asia.
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.

More info: www.duponttateandlyle.com

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