Lipases for grease, oil and fat stains
Fast-paced lifestyles mean more fast foods. Unfortunately, fast foods and other oily dishes leave behind stains that are slow to disappear. Lipases in your detergent can help.
Fast food means fatty stains
Street food and fast food are a quick fix for on-the-go consumers, and the market is growing. These aren’t the cleanest foods to eat however. And when the grease from a cheeseburger, mustard from a hot dog or oil from a pad Thai ends up on clothes, one wash isn’t usually enough to get those stains out for good.
In a joint YouGov/Novozymes global study of detergents, 33% of consumers said they typically experienced cooking oil stains when doing laundry. Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian and Indian consumers all reported high levels.
"Consumers in China, Spain, Brazil and India often experience cooking oil stains in their laundry"
Oily stains can also come from non-food sources. Lipstick stains are one of the toughest stains consumers face, partly because they’re oil-based.
Common grease stains
Lipases at work – see a grease stain disappear
Lipase enzymes attack stains containing fats and oils by cutting lipid molecules into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces mix more easily with surfactants, boosting the effect of surfactants in detergent and removing greasy stains far more effectively.
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