HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN AROUND?
Forever. Thousands of years ago, long before man knew what enzymes were, we were applying dung to animal hides. We didn’t know why or how, but chemical reactions took place to condition the hides and give them the properties we needed for clothing and shelter. These reactions were caused by enzymes. It was all natural and extremely effective. Today, the power of enzymes is all around us. Enzymes are used to make laundry detergent more effective, animal feed more digestible, and blue jeans “stone washed.” And they are still used on leather. We know a lot about enzymes now. About how they work and what they can do for us. And we’ve come to recognize that they can help us make products that are often superior to conventional chemistry.