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BASF expands its Lavergy enzyme product line

| By Gerald Ondrey

With the latest expansion of its enzyme portfolio, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is stepping up its game as an innovation leader and provider of key ingredients for the home care and industrial & institutional cleaning (I&I) industry. Enzymes are essential ingredients of modern detergent formulations. For effective removal of the stains resulting from life’s little accidents and everyday spills, enzymes are indispensable — and help to meet consumer demand for products that are convenient to use and gentle on the environment.

Cellulase Lavergy C Bright 100 L in tandem with other quality ingredients from the BASF Home Care und I&I portfolio harnesses the combined power of different technologies to give a sustainable, performance-differentiated solution. Lavergy C Bright 100 L interacts with other selected ingredients to keep fabrics from turning gray. Whether white or colored, cotton or synthetic fibers – clothes look like new even after multiple washes. What’s more, Lavergy C Bright 100 L meets the criteria for various ecolabeling systems including EU Ecolabel and Blue Angel. Excellent cleaning performance, suitability for use with many types of fabric and good environmental compatibility are the hallmarks of BASF’s one-fits-all solution.

BASF has also improved its protease portfolio. The new enzyme Lavergy Pro 106 LS contains no added preservatives. The product innovation Lavergy Pro 114 LS enhances BASF’s enzyme portfolio with a novel stabilizing protease with a non-boron stabilized system, making formulation development even more sustainable. Effective even at low temperatures, Lavergy Pro grades are the high-performance alternatives to liquid detergents. These enzymes are especially good at lifting stubborn stains like egg, blood and milk.

“The combined strengths of the newly developed enzymes and our quality portfolio of performance products gives our clients the opportunity to develop tailored solutions for consumers who expect a lot from the detergents they buy,” says Soeren Hildebrandt, senior vice president Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe. “We want to strengthen the growing market for enzymes with our excellent innovation pipeline and high-quality standards to advance the development of effective and sustainable solutions together with our customers.”