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Cellusoft® for cotton

Cellusoft® is a family of biopolishing solutions for cotton fabrics. It's suitable for use in both textile mills and laundries. Cellusoft® products give cottons a cleaner surface, with less fuzz and improved pilling notes. The effect lasts beyond 30 washes. Products in the Cellusoft® family are available in a variety of concentrations. They also cover a wide pH and temperature range.

 
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Key Benefits Description
  • Suitable for cotton biopolishing

    Products in this family remove protruding microfibrils and dead cotton from the surface of cotton fabrics. That leads to a cleaner surface and improved pilling notes. The result is cotton fabrics that stay looking new for longer. 

  • Upgrades fabric quality

    Dead cotton and other issues can cause lower grade cotton to impact fabric durability and appearance. Products in this family allow you to upgrade carded and other low grade cottons. The result is longer-lasting and better-looking fabrics.  

  • Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface

    This product removes protruding microfibrils from the fabric surface. That helps you produce smoother, softer fabrics. The fabrics also look new for longer, as they retain their vibrant colors/whiteness and high quality wash after wash.

  • Reduces weight and strength loss

    Selected products in this family are suited to the CombiPolish® process. This leads to lower weight and strength loss than conventional biopolishing processes. 

  • Eliminates undyed spots on garments

    By removing dead cotton that leads to undyed spots on garments, products in this family help with even dyeing across garments.  

  • Available in wide pH and temperature ranges

    The products in this family are available in a wide temperature and pH range, so you can find a product to suit your processing conditions. 

  • Can be used before, during and after dyeing

    Neutral and low-temperature products in this family are suitable for use before, during and after dying. That gives you more flexibility in your process.

  • A more sustainable solution

    This product is both biodegradable and renewable. In many processes it saves water and energy. That makes it a more sustainable solution.

Certain Cellusoft® products are specially developed to work in the one-step   CombiPolish® process. This is an award-winning, patented biopolishing process. 

In the process, the biopolishing step is combined with bleach-clean up in the dye bath. That allows knitting mills to save up to 90 minutes per batch. It also allows them to cut up to two baths from their process. Specially engineered Cellusoft® enzymes are compatible with the salts and dyestuff in the dyebath. 

The CombiPolish® process has won innovation awards from the Society of Dyers and Colourists. It's also recognized as an industry better practice by both the China Knitting Industry Association and the Bangladesh-based NGO Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PACT). 

CombiPolish® Wins Innovation Award

CombiPolish® Wins Innovation Award

”This award is given to companies who have reached the pinnacle of achievement in textile dyeing and finishing” says Dr. Ian Holme, the chairman of the Society of Dyers and Colourists Innovations Award committee.

Marks & Spencer Cardigans Stay New™ with Enzymes

Marks & Spencer Cardigans Stay New™ with Enzymes

Our biopolishing solution is the basis of the new technology that one of England’s leading retailers is using to promote their long-lasting school cardigans.

Repeated washing of cotton - biopolishing benefits

The feeling of new

How biopolishing cellulases make fabrics softer, cleaner and brighter

The microfibrils that protrude from cellulose-based fibers cause fuzz and pilling. They also trap dirt and obscure colors. By breaking down microfibrils, cellulases prevent these effects.


Textile mills biopolish cellulose-based fabrics before, during or after dyeing. The process improves the surface softness, cleanness and brightness of a range of fabrics. These include cotton, viscose, lyocell and modal. 

Microfibrils are microscopic hairs that protrude from the fibers of these fabrics. They lead to fuzz and pilling, which makes the fabric surface feel rough. They also trap dirt to reduce cleanness. Both the trapped dirt and the microfibrils themselves make colors and whites look less bright.

The cellulose molecules that form the fibers of these fabrics consist of long glucose chains.  It's thought that biopolishing cellulases specifically target and cut protruding microfibrils into smaller sugars. This makes them easier to lift away from the fabric. The result is softer, cleaner and brighter fabrics with less fuzz and improved pilling notes. 

Which solution is right for you?

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

Suitable for cotton biopolishing
Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF)
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface
Upgrades fabric quality
Eliminates undyed spots on garments
Reduces weight and strength loss
Can be used before and after dyeing
Can be used before, during and after dyeing
A more sustainable solution
Cellusoft® for cotton
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Suitable for cotton biopolishing Yes
Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) No
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges Yes
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface Yes
Upgrades fabric quality Yes
Eliminates undyed spots on garments Yes
Reduces weight and strength loss Yes
Can be used before and after dyeing Yes
Can be used before, during and after dyeing No
A more sustainable solution Yes
Fiberlife® for lyocell
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Suitable for cotton biopolishing No
Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) Yes
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges No
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface Yes
Upgrades fabric quality No
Eliminates undyed spots on garments No
Reduces weight and strength loss No
Can be used before and after dyeing Yes
Can be used before, during and after dyeing No
A more sustainable solution Yes
Fiberlife® for modal
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Suitable for cotton biopolishing No
Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) Yes
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges No
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface Yes
Upgrades fabric quality No
Eliminates undyed spots on garments No
Reduces weight and strength loss No
Can be used before and after dyeing Yes
Can be used before, during and after dyeing No
A more sustainable solution Yes
Fiberlife® for viscose
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Suitable for cotton biopolishing No
Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) Yes
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges No
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface Yes
Upgrades fabric quality No
Eliminates undyed spots on garments No
Reduces weight and strength loss No
Can be used before and after dyeing Yes
Can be used before, during and after dyeing No
A more sustainable solution Yes
Suitable for cotton biopolishing
Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF)
Available in wide pH and temperature ranges
Gives a durable soft, clean and bright surface
Upgrades fabric quality
Eliminates undyed spots on garments
Reduces weight and strength loss
Can be used before and after dyeing
Can be used before, during and after dyeing
A more sustainable solution
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