Gattefossé Canada and Connect Chemicals announce distribution agreement

Gattefossé Canada Inc. will be the exclusive distributor for Glory Biomaterial’s natural, COSMOS/ECOCERT certified bio-Propanediol in Canada.

Gattefossé Canada and Connect Chemicals agreement1,3-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.

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 Eric Brun, President & CEO of Gattefossé USA & Canada.


Connect Chemicals has a special focus on cosmetic raw materials from renewable and sustainable sources, offering a wide range of COSMOS/ECOCERT certified products.

Glory Biomaterial Industry is a worldwide market leader in bio-based chemicals. Glory developed its proprietary and patented process for the production of 1,3-Propanediol (COSMOS/ECOCERT certified) from renewable sources that are GMO-free. Glory is a proud member of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) as a sign of its strong commitment towards the environment.


On the picture from left: Dario Monti, Product Manager, Connect Chemicals; A. Başar Karaca, Managing Director, Connect Chemicals; Eric Brun, President, Gattefossé USA & Canada; Carl Philipps, Vice President Operations, Gattefossé Canada