09/20/2011DuPont, Tate & Lyle Bio Products Announces Essential Ingredients as new distributor in the Midwest region

Lawrencevilla, Georgia (September 20, 2011) – Dupont, Tate & Lyle Bio Products has expanded the personal care distribution territory of Essential Ingredients to include the Midwest United States.

Stephen Hurff, Vice President of Sales for DuPont, Tate & Lyle Bio Products discusses why Essential Ingredients was selected. "Essential Ingredients has proven themselves as a strong partner in the Southeastern and Northeastern United States. We are confident that their strong customer relationships, technical expertise, and outstanding service can help us tremendously in the Midwest."

Chris Gerlach, Director of Business Development, Essential Ingredients, comments, “Zemea® has been very well received in the personal care market as a skin-friendly, natural and petroleum-free glycol alternative. We are very pleased to be representing Zemea® in this expanded territory.”

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 do not compromise product performance.

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. For more information on the company’s products, visit Zemea® is a registered trademark of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC.