DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, today announced an expansion to their world-class manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee, to increase annual production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol by 35 million pounds.
Engineering and construction is scheduled to start immediately and the expansion is expected to be complete mid-2019. The expansion will bring additional construction and engineering jobs to the region and reinforces DuPont Tate & Lyle’s commitment to providing customers higher-performing ingredients from a petroleum-free, more sustainable and renewable source.
Formed in 2004, DuPont Tate & Lyle utilizes a proprietary process that uses plant-based feedstocks to produce bio-based 1,3-propanediol. Today, the joint venture provides solutions for a wide variety of markets and applications through its bio-based performance brands Susterra® and Zemea® propanediol in addition to Bio-PDO™, the key ingredient for DuPont™ Sorona® high-performance polymers.
“Our continued growth is a testament to our ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications with our plant-based ingredients,” explained Todd Sutton, president, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “The versatility of the product has powered the Sorona® fiber business growth as well as fueled the expansion for Zemea® and Susterra® propanediol. The benefits of creating high-performing solutions in combination with renewability provides opportunities for us to continue to expand our market reach in the cosmetics, personal care, flavors, fibers and polyurethanes markets as well as many other applications.”
Sorona® is a polymer that brings unique performance-based benefits to fibers used in apparel and carpet markets. http://www.sorona.com
Zemea® propanediol is a multifunctional, preservative-boosting humectant and ingredient that delivers high performance in a variety of consumer applications from personal care, flavors and pharmaceuticals to laundry and household cleaning. http://www.zemea-performs.com
Susterra® propanediol is the building block that delivers high performance in polyurethanes, fluids and other industrial applications. http://www.susterra-performs.com
About DuPont Tate & Lyle
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science innovator, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance.
About Tate & Lyle
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide. Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to March 31, 2017, Tate & Lyle sales totaled £2.8 billion.
About DuPont Industrial Biosciences
DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, works with customers across a wide range of industries to make products and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. Through a unique combination of agriculture, biotechnology, chemistry and material science capabilities, we advance market-driven, bio-based solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company.