When performance matters, Covation Bio PDO has a pure, petroleum-free diol solution. With multiple formulations (Zemea®, Zemea® USP-FCC & Zemea® USP-NF) to meet the exacting standards of a variety of markets and applications, our 100% plant-based performance brand, Zemea® propanediol, helps companies fulfill their sustainability goals without compromising on quality.
The benefits of Zemea® propanediol include:
- A pure, petroleum-free diol
- High performance in a variety of applications
- Certified 100% bio-based by USDA BioPreferred® program
This multifunctional, preservative-boosting humectant and ingredient delivers high performance in a variety of consumer applications—from cosmetics and personal care to laundry and household cleaning. Plus, Zemea® propanediol is sustainably sourced and generates up to 40% less greenhouse gas emissions over its life.
A welcome alternative to petroleum-based carriers, Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol offers flavorists and food technologists reduced bitterness and enhanced sweetness in applications like beverages, extracts, dairy, flavors and colors, as well as processing aids and humectants.
Pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, personal care and other applications that require USP-NF standard can utilize Zemea® USP-NF propanediol as an alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin. Additionally, Zemea® USP-NF propanediol may be used as an excipient for over-the-counter (OTC) oral and dermal pharmaceutical applications.
Zemea® propanediol can help product formulators fulfill their sustainability goals without compromising on quality in a variety of applications, including:
As a bio-based ingredient in personal care products, Zemea® propanediol offers great sensory characteristics, creating formulations that are gentler on your body than petroleum.
As an enzyme stabilizer or eco-friendly solvent in household cleaning products, Zemea® propanediol improves sustainability profiles by replacing petroleum-based glycols.
Pharmaceuticals & dietary supplements
Zemea® USP-NF propanediol gives formulators an alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin, bringing sustainability and excellent humectancy to gel caps, cough syrups and more.
Food & flavors
Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol offers flavorists and food technologists reduced bitterness and enhanced sweetness in food and beverage products.
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