The Danish company Novozymes has patented an enzyme technology called CombiPolishTM which contributes to both sustainability and profitability. Enzymes reduces use of harsh chemicals in industrial processes.
CombiPolishTM is the fastest, gentlest and most sustainable way to perform textile bio polishing and bleach clean-up saving water during dyeing, energy and time. The fabric stays smooth longer and the colours remain fresh.
A number of textile companies have already embraced the Novozymes technology in their manufacturing process.
Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mikael Hemniti Winther recently hosted Novozymes CombiPolishTM Champions Award 2016 at his residence.
Textile companies using CombiPolishTM technology in Bangladesh were awarded certificates by Danish Ambassador and Ms. Ethel Fanny Laursen, Head of Technical Industries Novozymes, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In his speech Mikael Winther said ‘Bangladesh is a country of great vision. The target by the government for Bangladesh to become middle income country by 2021 is ambitious but achievable and RMG sector will play a very important role in that process.’
‘We are very proud of being a company that brings innovation in textile sector. Novozymes spends 14 percent of the revenue in research and development to bring products that not only will solve problems of today but tomorrow.’ said Ms. Laursen.
Keynote speeches on sustainability and clean technology were given by Mr. David Hasanat, Chairman of Viyellatex Limited and Mr. Md. Abdul Jabbar, Managing Director of DBL Group.
According to industry insiders RMG industry faces conflicting demands. It is required to process fabric with less consumption of water and energy but at the same time produce higher quality for competitive prices.
The groundwater level in the Dhaka drops by 2 - 3 meters every year while Bangladesh has an aspiration of becoming a 50 billion dollar garment industry by 2021. Sustainability is the solution for both the environment and the future of the garment industry in Bangladesh, according to a statement.