Award for antimicrobial stabiliser
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company has announced the winner of the second annual Zemea Innovation Award programme.
Schülke & Mayr GmbH was selected as the winner for its sensiva PA 40 antimicrobial stabiliser used in skin care products. sensiva PA 40 is the most recent evolution of the sensiva line of multifunctional additives. It combines a nature-identical fragrance ingredient with the boosting of naturally derived Zemea propanediol and adds a gentle synthetic for additional skin care properties and better antimicrobial efficacy. This combination allows sensiva PA 40 to be used at levels similar to more traditional preservative blends, while remaining gentle to the skin. Like other products in the sensiva product line, sensiva PA 40 has been proven to inhibit the growth and multiplication of odour-causing bacteria. This multifunctional product can be used in leave-on, wet-wipe and sensitive skin applications at a use level of 0.5-1.5 per cent to help maintain the microbiological stability of nature-inspired cosmetics. Zemea propanediol is a natural, 100 per cent biobased ingredient made from fermentation of corn glucose and developed for use in the cosmetics and personal care market. It is a highperformance, environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin, where the product’s antimicrobial properties, lack of skin irritation, improved moisturisation and excellent sensory properties are benefits. Zemea is approved as a natural ingredient by Ecocert and the Natural Products Association; is certified 100 per cent biobased by the US Department of Agriculture and has both Kosher and Halal certifications. The Zemea Innovation Award programme is designed to recognise companies who have commercialised innovative cosmetics and personal care ingredients or finished products that contain Zemea propanediol.