A.J. Hoekstra, E. Carey, T.P. Graycar
There is a market need for more sustainable laundry detergents. Consumers are looking for cleaning products that are biobased and biodegradable, but do not comprise on stain removal performance. Enzymes play a key role in today’s liquid laundry detergents. This article reports on recent advances in biotechnology to improve the stability and low temperature performance of enzymes for laundry. It also demonstrates how protein engineering can enable detergent formulators to remove chemical stabilizers.