Symrise and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Partner on New Flavor Ingredient

Agreement Signed for Flavors Formulated with Zemea® USP Propanediol

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC is excited to announce that it has partnered with Symrise for the use of Zemea® USP propanediol as a carrier for compounded flavors. Zemea® USP propanediol is a natural, 100 percent biobased solvent and humectant made from fermentation of glucose. It is an environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin, where the product’s humectancy, preservative effects, unique solubility and taste properties may be beneficial in food and beverage applications.

“Symrise is an excellent partner to develop and market innovative flavor formulations using our natural flavor carrier,” said Steve Hurff, vice president of marketing and sales, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “As a leader in this market, Symrise has the technical capabilities and market reach to make Zemea® USP the carrier of choice for flavor compounds.”

“We are very excited to enter into this exclusive launch partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. There is a growing need by our key clients for all-natural products, and Symrise will be in the excellent position to support this trend,” said Dr. Matthias Guentert, president of the Symrise Flavor & Nutrition Division in North America.

About Symrise:

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements. Its sales of € 1.735 billion in 2012 place Symrise among the top four companies in the global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the group is represented in over 35 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

About DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products:

DuPont Tate and 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.



DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products, press release, 2013-10-08.


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