Kaiseraugst, CH, 12 July 2021 08:30 CET
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and METEX NØØVISTA, an industrial subsidiary of METABOLIC EXPLORER, a biological chemistry company that develops and industrializes competitive and sustainable fermentation processes, jointly announced today the successful start of commercial production of their new cosmetic grade of PDO. Produced at an industrial plant in France, TILAMAR® PDO with NØØVISTA is 100% bio-sourced from non-GMO feedstocks and the first European-made cosmetic grade PDO.
TILAMAR® PDO with NØØVISTA was inspired by the need to adopt more environmentally and socially responsible practices and product development in personal care for the future of the planet. Its commercial production begins at a point in time where, emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, many consumers are turning to sustainable ingredients as part of a drive to boost personal resilience and contribute to a more responsible consumption.
The ingredient is produced from locally sourced and non-GMO feedstock and provides a wide range of formulation opportunities, thanks to its multifunctional properties. Additional benefits such as odorless and microbiome-friendly characteristics will support the growing use of this natural origin performance ingredient in cosmetics formulations for conscious customers.
The commercial availability of TILAMAR® PDO with NØØVISTA is the successful outcome of a mutually beneficial, long-term partnership built on shared values and ambitions and combining METEX NØØVISTA’s production expertise with DSM’s global customer reach and expertise in personal care applications. After METEX NØØVISTA brought their unique bioprocess to industrial scale, the ingredient was pre-launched in September 2020. Close to 1000 samples were distributed to cosmetics formulators worldwide to pre-test the representative product and now both samples and the industrial product itself have been delivered to DSM, to support customers with innovating to address growing market expectations for sustainable, high-performance ingredients.
On this occasion, Benjamin Gonzalez, chairman and CEO of METEX, commented: “We are proud to become the first producer of a biobased PDO in Europe and to prove how industrial biotechnology is a real alternative for delivering performance ingredients through sustainable & local production”.
Gareth Barker, President DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients added: “With consumers becoming more open to the role that bio-tech ingredients can play in reducing natural resource consumption, we are delighted to support our customers by developing high performance, sustainable, technical and performance ingredients for personal care”.
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