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.  

How can enzymes help mills and laundries?

How can enzymes help 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, laundries can produce cotton knits that last at least 20% longer. The biopolish effect is permanent - even after 30 washes.

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 only a fraction (less than 5%) 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.

Will the T-shirt you’re about to buy still look new after five washes?

Will the T-shirt you’re about to buy still look new after five washes?

Our enzymes can extend the lifetime of knitted cotton garments by removing the protruding fibers that cause fuzz and pills.

Biopolishing in laundries

Biopolishing in laundries

Laundries biopolish garments by using our state-of-the-art low-temperature cellulase at neutral pH. By using the biopolishing process, laundries can produce cotton knits that last at least 20% longer. 

Which solution is right for you?

Explore our product families for biopolishing below. To find out more about our biopolishing range, get in touch <standard contact form> with your local Novozymes representative.

Suitable for cotton biopolishing
Suitable for viscose, lyocell and modal biopolishing
Upgrades fabric quality
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface
Reduces weight and strength loss
Eliminates undyed spots on garments
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges
Can be used before, during and after dyeing
A more sustainable solution
Cellusoft® for biopolishing
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Suitable for cotton biopolishing
Suitable for viscose, lyocell and modal biopolishing
Upgrades fabric quality
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface
Reduces weight and strength loss
Eliminates undyed spots on garments
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges
Can be used before, during and after dyeing
A more sustainable solution
Suitable for cotton biopolishing
Suitable for viscose, lyocell and modal biopolishing
Upgrades fabric quality
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface
Reduces weight and strength loss
Eliminates undyed spots on garments
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges
Can be used before, during and after dyeing
A more sustainable solution
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