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Genencor, Novozymes Unveil Greener Processes for Fabrics

5:17 AM MST | December 11, 2009 | Alex Scott

Genencor (Rochester, NY), a division of Danisco, has introduced a novel enzyme-based process for bleaching denim that uses significantly less water and energy than established processes, the company says.   Genencor’s technology, named PrimaGreen, is a liquid esterase enzyme that is biodegradable and used in conjunction with renewable resources. Genencor also has introduced a range of other enzymes including cellulase and laccase enzymes to provide its customers with a range of denim finishes, the company says. Typically, denim is treated with...

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