Enabling sustainability through product innovation
Our commitment, capacity and drive to create cutting-edge technology set us apart. Our innovation investment strategy converts our scientific know-how into products that make a difference to some of the world's sustainability challenges.
Unlocking the power of enzymes to reduce food waste
Packaged white bread keeps fresh for three more days by adding 50% more of AB Enzymes’ VERON® MAC enzymes, decreasing disposal rates from 24% to 19%. As well as reducing wasted bread, there’s a carbon saving from reducing food in landfill which contributes to greenhouse gases.
Resource-efficient pharmaceutical solutions
SPI Pharma’s UltraBurst™ is an innovative disintegrating tablet that dissolves in the mouth in under ten seconds without water. UltraBurst™ allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to make smaller tablets using fewer materials.
Carbon-neutral yeast-based ingredients
Ohly’s portfolio of carbon-neutral yeast-based ingredients is helping customers from the food and bionutrients markets meet their carbon reduction goals in their value chains. Additionally, Ohly® has committed to operating their Hamburg site as net-zero by 2030.
Helping consumers use less energy for laundry
Advances in protein engineering and molecular biology techniques have made it possible to wash clothes at lower temperatures without compromising cleaning performance.
Adding AB Enzymes’ BIOTOUCH® enzymes to washing detergents unlocks a potential saving of up to 120 kg of CO2e per 1,000 washing cycles because end-users can reduce the temperature and energy consumption needed for their laundry.
Rethinking emulsifiers for car wash rinse aids
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can be harmful to human health. Traditionally, car wash rinse aids have relied on VOC formulas to perform effectively, but ABITEC Corporation found a way to reformulate emulsifiers creating low VOC drying aid products that still provide excellent freeze-thaw stability. The formulation means secondary emulsifiers are only sometimes necessary to maintain a stable, clear emulsion.
Saving water and energy in textile production
Manufacturing textiles is a water-intensive process. AB Enzymes' scientists have developed enzymes that mean textile manufacturers can bio-polish and dye fabric in the same bath – a process typically completed separately with double the water.
Adding cold cellulase enzymes to the bio-polishing process also means fabric manufacturers can make energy savings by reducing the water temperature from 50° to 30° Celsius.
Energy reductions in paper manufacturing
Recycled paper manufacturers that add AB Enzymes’ ECOPULP® RB45 to the manufacturing process can decrease their energy consumption by at least 20% because the cellulases open the fibre surface and create fibrillation at lower energy levels.