R. Munk Vejborg, M. Kandzia, L. J. Nielsen, T. Wilke, T. Rechenbach, K. E. Thuesen, M. Weide
The continuously improved energy efficiency and reduced water usage of domestic laundry appliances has improved the environmental footprint of washing considerably. But the sustainability-driven shift towards lower washing temperatures, and the increasing use of bleach-free detergents, may unfortunately negatively impact laundry freshness and hygiene. This calls for new innovation for the sustainable detergents of tomorrow. Here we show that with the use of a nature-based dispersin enzyme technology, deep-cleaning and malodor prevention is possible, on textiles and in the washing machine, even at low temperature washing with liquid and single-dose detergents. This shows that it is possible to formulate detergents that can enable the consumers to wash their clothes sustainably without compromising washing performance.