Enzymes for biopolishing

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Enzymes for biopolishing

What is biopolishing?

In a process called biopolishing, enzymes are used to remove loose fiber ends, leaving a clean new-looking surface. That extends the lifetime of cotton knits and creates better quality, longer lasting, more sustainable fabrics. It’s a big win for both consumers and the environment.  


Biopolishing – a business opportunity

Biopolishing is a business opportunity for brands to differentiate their products toward consumers. With biopolishing, your mill or laundry can also differentiate their products towards brands. Whether you're producing, washing, selling or buying fabrics, biopolishing delivers high-quality, sustainable textiles.  

Biopolishing in mills and laundries

Biopolishing in mills and laundries

Biopolishing leaves a clean surface without fuzz and pills. Consumers enjoy new-looking fabrics that keep their vibrant colors and high quality, wash after wash after wash. With biopolishing, mills and laundries can produce longer-lasting cotton knits, as the biopolish effect lasts even after 30 washes. Laundries biopolish garments by using our state-of-the-art low-temperature cellulase at neutral pH.

CombiPolish® - a best-in-class biopolishing process

CombiPolish® - a best-in-class biopolishing process

Our patented, one-step CombiPolish® process combines the biopolishing step with bleach clean up in the dye bath. That gives knitting mills savings of up to 90 minutes per batch. It also allows them to make significant water savings, as it eliminates up to two baths from the process. That can help mills comply with environmental regulations. The CombiPolish® process won an innovation prize from the Society of Dyers and Colourists. The China Knitting Industry Association and the Partnership for Cleaner Textiles have also recognized it as an industry better practice. 

The CombiPolish® difference - a mill manager’s viewpoint

The CombiPolish® difference - a mill manager’s viewpoint

Hear from the general manager of a Turkish textile mill how the CombiPolish® process increases production capacity while saving energy, water and money.

Consumers want biopolished quality

Consumers want biopolished quality

A 2014 survey of German and French shoppers explored the impact of biopolishing on their purchasing decisions. The results: 90% of consumers were willing to pay 10% more for biopolished knits than for untreated garments. The cost of biopolishing is a small fraction of the value it delivers to the consumer. So biopolishing is a huge opportunity for mills and brands to differentiate on the quality of their fabrics. It’s not surprising that more than 30% of cotton knits globally are currently biopolished, and the number is growing.

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