Genencor Unveils IndiAge® Excel For Denim Processing

Genecor Unveils IndiAge®Excel For Denim Processing

Genencor International, Palo Alto, Calif., has made available IndiAge® Excel — a
high-concentrate, high-contrast neutral IndiAge® cellulase for the textile processing industry,
specifically for denim processing.According to the company, the new cellulase exhibits a high level
of performance in a pH range of 6 to 7.5 at 55°C — a range that is gentle to the fabric; does not
impact fiber strength; and enables less surfactant to be used, resulting in cost efficiency.
IndiAge Excel also offers improved prevention of backstaining. “Given the global denim fashion
trends, the new features offer a more efficient and simpler process to denim manufacturers, and
provide textile auxiliary chemical formulators with a new level of differentiation in product
lines, with more flexibility for formulation,” said Thomas Pekich, president.

November/December 2005