Amylases for stubborn starch stains
The starch in stains from ready-made, processed and convenience foods like sauces, dressings and desserts is one reason why they’re so stubborn. Amylases in your laundry detergent can help.
Convenience foods - part of modern life
On-the-go modern lifestyles demand convenience foods, but these foods often mean very inconvenient stains. From the ketchup eaten all around the globe to tonkatsu sauce in Japan and tofu stew in China, the world’s convenience foods all have one common denominator: starch.
Starch stains – impossible to avoid
The global growth in convenience foods along with the food industry’s use of starch as a thickener means that starch-based stains are almost impossible to avoid. This added starch also acts as glue for other dirt particles in the air and in the wash water, making starch stains even worse.
"The global growth in convenience foods… means that starch-based stains are almost impossible to avoid"
Common starch stains
How amylases break down starch stains
Starch molecules are formed of long chains of sugars, making them difficult for detergents to remove. That’s why stains containing starch are so stubborn. Amylase enzymes cut the starch molecules into tiny sugars that are lifted off the fabric in the wash more easily.
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