What is the Difference between Enzyme Wash and Bio Wash?

By | August 13, 2015

Difference between Bio Wash and Enzyme Wash

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]



Enzyme wash and Bio wash or polishing are two important wash in garments washing. Both of those provide the garments softer and smoother handle. Though Enzyme wash and Bio wash or polishing has some similarity but there’s some basic difference by which anyone can differentiate between these.

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Enzyme washed denim & Bio washed denim

Enzyme washed denim & Bio washed denim

Comparison Between Enzyme Wash and Bio Wash/Polishing:

S/L No.
Enzyme Wash
Bio Wash/ Polishing
To minimize the adverse effect of stone wash, the garments are washed by using enzyme. Enzyme breaks the surface cellulose fibers of the fabric and removes during washing.
The appearance of natural cellulosic material such as cotton can be improved through an enzymatic treatment. This is known as bio wash or bio polishing.
equipment from the garments
During enzyme wash, certain amount of indigo dye and cellulose fibers from the surface of the fabric are removed.
The bio polishing treatment remove the fuzz and pilling from the fabric surface and gives the fabric a softer and smoother handle, superior color brightness and glossier appearance.
Size of enzyme
The cellulose enzyme molecule is not so large than bio polishing enzyme molecule.
The cellulose enzyme molecule is too large to penetrate the interior of a cotton fiber.
Fading of color
Fading due to removal of color with the fibers due to mechanical abrasion takes place.
For bio polishing wash, no color fading is formed.
Abrasion process
For enzyme wash, mechanical abrasion process is required.
For bio polishing wash, no abrasion process is required.
Applying stage or process
Enzyme wash can be applied on the particular stage.
Bio polishing can be carried out on cotton as well as viscose, jute, flax, ramie etc. it can be applied at any wet processing stages or in other processes.

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10 thoughts on “What is the Difference between Enzyme Wash and Bio Wash?

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