Enzymes for textiles

Circular fashion starts with sustainable production; free from waste, water pollution, emissions and chemicals. Our biodegradable, environmentally-friendly enzymes can help your mill or laundry achieve the standards needed to be part of the circular fashion movement. They support more sustainable wet processing, improved working conditions and superior fabric quality. They also play a part in closing the fashion loop by helping textile recycling programs give garments a second life. 

Use less chemicals, water and energy

Use less chemicals, water and energy

The textile industry's consumption of chemicals has become a hot topic in recent years. With our biodegradable, renewable enzymes, you can reduce your usage of harsh chemicals and lower their loads in your effluent. From bleach clean-up products that save one to three water baths to a denim finishing system that reduces water and energy usage by up to 90%, our products also help you do more with less. The end result that your products become more attractive to brands and retailers.
 

Improving worker safety

Improving worker safety

Brands are also pushing suppliers to reduce chemical use due to concerns about worker safety. Dyeing, printing, finishing and other textile production processes expose workers to harsh chemicals. Partially or fully replacing these with enzymes can help improve worker safety at your mill or laundry. Some powder enzymes can cause severe allergic reactions for the laundry workers. To prevent this, we have developed an advanced granulation technology and the DeniSafe® system that eliminates the potential allergy hazards caused by airborne particles.

Helping clothes look new for longer

Helping clothes look new for longer

"The most sustainable garment is the one already in your wardrobe" has become a rallying cry for fashion- and sustainability-conscious consumers.  But it’s only true if garments have longevity. Retailers are conscious of this trend and are increasingly demanding higher-quality textiles that look good for longer. Enzymes can help. Our biopolishing solutions help cotton knits keep their vibrant colors and smooth surface, even after 30 washes. That makes them ideal candidates for fabric and process innovation.

Closing the loop - a second life for used garments

Closing the loop - a second life for used garments

Circular fashion involves taking the whole life cycle of a garment into account. To close the loop, retailers are exploring ways to turn end-of-life into a new beginning. There are a number of challenges associated with turning clothes sent for recycling into new clothing, however. One of these is the fuzz and pills that form on garments over time. These can make them unsuitable for resale. One wash with our biopolishing enzymes removes fuzz and pills from cotton and other popular fabrics. For industrial laundries, this is a chance to support brands and retailers in their mission to close the fashion loop. 

Consumers want the truth about textiles.

Consumers want the truth about textiles.

Consumers love the feeling of new. They’re frustrated when clothes don’t keep that feeling for more than a couple of washes. Find out more. 

A supply your mill or laundry can rely on

A supply your mill or laundry can rely on

An unreliable supply makes you vulnerable, especially in times of crisis. We have production facilities across the globe and warehouses all over the world. That means we’re always close to you and can supply without delay. Our global presence is further strengthened by a flexible and robust distribution network built on strong partnerships.  All this helps us deliver the supply-chain continuity your customers need.  

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