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COVER STORY Together we can meet today’s sustainability needs and develop high performing automatic dishwashing detergents

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Phosphates have historically been used in automaticdishwashing detergents to prevent fi lming and spotting and prevent food re-depositioning on dishes. However, there isan ongoing trend to limit the use of phosphates in automaticdishwashing detergents to reduce the environmental footprint.Removing phosphates creates signifi cant challenges for detergent producers, like lower cleaning performanceand reduced enzyme stability. Consumers have increasedawareness of the environmental issues around phosphates, but their expectations regarding cleaning performance remain high. Genencor’s enzyme solutions help detergentformulators to develop high performing automaticdishwashing detergents that meet today’s increasingsustainability needs.