Our comprehensive life cycle assessments (LCAs) show that enzymes in many cases can reduce energy and water consumption, increase the efficiency of certain raw materials and thereby reduce raw material costs.
As a result of their catalytic function, small quantities of enzymes can often replace large quantities of chemicals, energy, and water. Examples of immediate benefits of enzyme application are:
- a reduction in raw material costs
- a reduction in chemicals
- a reduction in energy
- and/or quality improvements
This is often the key to efficiency improvements in our customers’ production processes.
Reduced environmental impact
In the broader perspective, enzymatic solutions repeatedly help specific industries produce more from less by using products with fewer and less toxic inputs, thus reducing the impact on the environment. The textile industry is one industry which is benefitting from cost savings due to the enzyme-assisted processes.
Novozymes case: Reducing processing costs in the textile industry
Increasing consumer demands for sustainable processes is heightening the pressure for textile companies to be environmentally friendly. In a challenging financial climate the textile industry has had to really search for cost saving solutions. Bioblasting is a garment finishing-process used in the textile industry. With Novozymes’ application that enables textiles to be bioblasted and dyed simultaneously in the dyeing bath, substantial costs savings can be realized. This is shown in the chart below comparing a conventional process of bioblasting with an enzyme-assisted process, showing substantial savings when applying Novozymes Cellusoft®, CR.
COMPARISON OF TOTAL PROCESSING COST in textile industry
Novozymes Cellusoft® CR is the sustainable alternative that decreases the usage of and costs associated with steam, electricity, water, and labor as well as the need for acidic applications. Case: China. Combining the two processes, you will save water, energy, and time, which means reduced production costs – adding a strong competitive edge to your business while creating a sustainable business profile.