Start research cooperation Henkel Henkel and c-LEcta and c-LEcta have started a cooperation in new enzymes to the development of more sustainable detergent. The cooperation partners focus on even better removing stubborn stains that are especially relevant for consumers. In the joint research project identified and improved c-LEcta suitable enzymes by using their proprietary technology. Henkel checks based on his extensive experience in the development of detergent enzymes and formulations which ingredients are best suitable for better stain removal after a wash cycle. Enzymes are established components of modern detergents.
It is that detergent already at low temperatures efficiently remove a variety of stains to a considerable extent the merit of enzymes. In addition, they contribute to the preservation of tissues in the washing process. Through continuously improved enzymes, detergents can now make an important contribution to sustainability particularly energy – and resource-friendly formulations. Our goal is to enable the Consumer products to offer, showing a better performance at a lower ecological footprint”, says Prof. Dr.
Thomas Muller cherry, Corporate Senior Vice President R & D and supply chain laundry & home care at Henkel. We have decided with c-LEcta for a partner who has a high level of expertise for the development of process-optimised enzymes and clearly focused on delivering market-ready solutions. We are convinced that better enzymes to make a decisive contribution to the development of innovative detergent because they combine a high washing performance with the highest sustainability standards.”we are delighted to work with a strong partner like Henkel, and to contribute to develop sustainable detergent” added Dr. Marc Struhalla, co-founder and CEO of c-LEcta. We have already shown in various collaborations that the enzyme variety of our Biodiversitatssammlung together with our efficient technologies of engineering-valuable building blocks for the development of Bio-catalytic solutions are showing outstanding performance in challenging processes. We also present already great success in the development of products that can be integrated directly into the processes of our customers.” Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in the three business segments of laundry & home care, beauty care, and adhesive technologies. The 1876 founded company holds leading global market positions in the consumer and industrial business with around 47,000 employees and famous brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf or Loctite. In the fiscal year 2012, Henkel scored a turnover of 16.510 million and an adjusted operating profit of 2.335 million. Henkel preferred shares are listed on the DAX. c-LEcta is a specialist of in industrial biotechnology and develops customized enzymes and microbial production strains for sustainable and economical industrial processes. The Leipzig-based company covers with the discovery of new enzymes, whose engineering as well as the commercial production of specialized enzymes and tribes from a wide range of the value chain. Academic excellence combined with profound commercial and regulatory expertise allows it to bring innovative and competitive organic processes up to the scale of the product.