Gattefossé Canada and Connect Chemicals GmbH have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the distribution of Glory Biomaterial’s natural, COSMOS/ ECOCERT certified bio-Propanediol in Canada.

According to the agreement, Gattefossé will distribute the multipurpose and natural ingredient bio-Propanediol in Canada.

From left: Dario Monti,Product Manager, Connect Chemicals, A Başar Baraca,...

From left: Dario Monti,Product Manager, Connect Chemicals, A Başar Baraca, Managing Director, Connect Chemicals, Éric Brun, President, Gattefossé USA-Canada, Carl Philipps, Vice-President Operations, Gattefossé Canada

1,3-Propanediol is an excellent natural alternative to petroleum-based glycols (propylene glycol, butylene glycol, or methyl propanediol) and glycerine. In cosmetics, 1,3-Propanediol is a multipurpose ingredient, acting as an emollient, humectant, booster, solvent, viscosity enhancer, and carrier for actives. 1.3-Propanediol is also miscible with the majority of glycols and alcohols, as well as water, and gives better performance in both skin and hair moisturization when compared to standard glycols. Well suited to sensitive skin, even at high concentration, 1,3-Propanediol meets the many standards of modern cosmetic formulations,” explained Gattefossé in a release.

The agreement, which is effective immediately, will allow Gattefossé to expand its natural product offering for Canadian customers.

As a well-known supplier of naturally based ingredients, the philosophy of our company fits well with that of Connect Chemicals. Adding propanediol to our Canadian portfolio allows us to bring a more rounded natural offering to our customers in the region,” states Éric Brun, President & CEO of Gattefossé USA & Canada.