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Repeated washing of viscose - biopolishing benefits

Although the test* results shown here are for ten washes, biopolishing with Fiberlife® can keep viscose fabrics and blends looking new for at least 60 washes.  
The fabric shown is biopolished and has a pilling note of 5, even after ten washes. When you drag the slider to the right, you’ll see how the same fabric looks after ten washes without biopolishing. The non-biopolished fabric has a pilling note of 2 after ten washes. 

biopolishing before and after for viscose

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.


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