Royal DSM, a science-based company in health, nutrition and sustainable living, and Metex Nøøvista, a biological chemistry company that works with sustainable fermentation, announced an exclusive collaboration to deliver the first made-in-Europe cosmetic grade of propanediol (PDO).
This strategic alliance produces 100% bio-sourced from non-GMO feedstocks under the DSM Tilamar brand, Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista. The ingredient will be sustainably produced in Carling Saint Avoid, France in a new Metex Nøøvista production site, with production starting at the end of 2020.
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The partnership allows DSM to expand its portfolio of technical and performance products and deliver on the expectations for natural/sustainable ingredients. Metex Nøøvista can also benefit from DSM’s network and services to bring its PDO to customers in the personal care industry.
The multifunctional ingredient has proven performance and benefits such as solvent, humectant and preservative booster suitable for cosmetic applications.
“We are delighted with today’s announcement, which represents another solid step in the long-term strategy for technical and performance Ingredients–to expand our portfolio with bio-sourced ingredients,” said Gareth Barker, president DSM personal care and aroma ingredients. “This collaboration, leveraging DSM’s leadership position in the personal care industry along with the unique research and development expertise of Metex Nøøvista in biotechnology, reinforces DSM’s commitment to address the growing demand from leading cosmetics brands for high performance sustainable products. The product is bio-sourced and the process fully sustainable, which contributes to DSM’s ambition to fulfil the consumers demand for conscious beauty.”
“We are very pleased to announce such a partnership with DSM, an innovation and sustainability driven company that shares our values,” said Antoine Darbois, CEO of Metex Nøøvista. “It will strongly support Metex Nøøvista’s objectives to address the new consumer’s expectations in terms of naturalness through the production of functional ingredients by fermentation. We believe this partnership will leverage the value of our PDO, Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista, will accelerate its global market introduction and support Metex Nøøvista to success in its business.”