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Clothes are being washed around the world with enzymatic detergents

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Since detergent manufacturers discovered the cleaningpower of enzymes decades ago, more and more detergentformulations around the world contain enzymes. Globally, thenumber of launches of detergents containing enzymes hasgone up from under 400 products/year to nearly 850 products/year (Figure 1) – and this is a trend of the future as increasingamounts of enzymes are being used to replace traditionalchemistry in laundry detergents today (1).