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New corn-based, aluminum-free deodorants made from Bio-PDO now available

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products partners with Terra Naturals to offer renewably sourced product to personal care market 

TORONTO, Ontario and LOUDON, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2007 – The DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products joint venture today announced that it is providing its innovative Zemea renewably sourced propanediol (Bio-PDO) product to Terra Naturals Inc., a personal care company, that has developed a line of natural, healthy deodorants that are corn-based, aluminum- and petroleum-free. Under the branded GREEN line of products, the deodorants are distributed through United Natural Foods in the United States and Purity Life in Canada and also are available at the Terra Naturals website,

Zemea renewably sourced propanediol is a 100 percent renewably sourced ingredient made from corn glucose. The Terra Naturals GREEN line includes deodorant sticks, sprays and roll-ons for men, women, teens and sport uses. These products offer excellent odor elimination, excellent texture and a non-sticky residue. The GREEN line products are free of petroleum-based chemicals, free of synthetic parabens and aluminum and use only plant derived ingredients.

“Zemea propanediol offers a luxurious and non-sticky texture to deodorants,” Terra Naturals co-founder Svetlana Ratnikova said. “It replaces propylene glycol in petroleum-based deodorants and vegetable glycerin in existing natural deodorants. Vegetable glycerin can be very sticky and reduces overall product performance, and propylene glycol is derived from natural gas, a product that energy-conscious consumers are trying to reduce their dependence on.” ;

“We are seeing increasing demand for products made from renewable, corn-derived ingredients in the cosmetics and personal care markets,” Steve Mirshak, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products president, said. “While the demand for renewable products is real, we know consumers don’t want to compromise on the performance of their deodorants. We are pleased to offer Zemeaas an ingredient that has helped Terra Naturals deliver a high-performance line of natural deodorants that really work.”  

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world leader in corn, wheat and sugar derived ingredients. By bringing together the unrivaled track record of DuPont in the integration of biology, engineering and materials science, and the technical excellence of Tate & Lyle in fermentation of natural products, scientists and engineers from the joint venture have developed a process that uses corn instead of petroleum-based feedstocks to produce 1,3 propanediol, Zemea renewably sourced propanediol.
Terra Naturals Inc. is a privately held company operating in both the United States and Canada.
DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts provides renewably sourced ingredients that do not compromise product performance.  For more information on the company’s Bio-PDO products, visit  

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