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Fiberlife® for modal

Modal is the most challenging MMCF to biopolish. Fiberlife® for modal overcomes the challenge to reduce fuzz and pills. That helps garments keep their new look for longer. In addition, Fiberlife® products unlock innovation in appearance and hand feel, creating fashionable effects.

 
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Key Benefits Description
  • Suitable for biopolishing of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF)

    As with cottons, protruding microfibrils are a problem on fabrics made with regenerated cellulose. These products remove microfibrils for a cleaner surface and improved pilling notes. That keeps viscose, modal, lyocell and similar fabrics looking new wash after wash. These products also improve and maintain print quality as well as unlocking new fashion looks.

  • 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.

  • Can be used before and after dyeing

    This product is suitable for use before and after dyeing. 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.

Viscose fabrics are very prone to pilling. Fiberlife® for viscose increases the pilling rate to more than three. That allows viscose fabrics to keep their new look and feel for longer. It also improves and preserves print quality on these fabrics. 

Responsibly sourced and produced viscose fibers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and supports the industry's transition to circular fashion. Improving their quality with Fiberlife® will speed this transition. 

Biopolishing benefits in modal

The quality benefits of biopolishing are very clear in modal​ fabrics. This is visible in the test results shown here.  
 
You’re looking at a close-up of a biopolished modal fabric, with minimal fuzz and pilling. Drag the slider to the right to see how the same fabric looks when it’s not biopolished.

 

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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