Kemin Textile Auxiliaries’ Garmon Chemicals Brand Becomes First Textile Chemical Company to Produce its Own Enzymes for Garment Washing

kemzymes bring sustainability, performance and cost competitiveness to denim garment washing 


REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO (February 1, 2021) – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, announced today that Garmon Chemicals (Garmon), the Kemin Textile Auxiliaries business unit, has launched kemzymes, a new range of enzymes developed specifically for garment washing, becoming the first textile chemical company to produce its own enzymes.

When Kemin acquired Garmon in 2018, the two companies came together with a goal of revolutionizing the garment finishing industry. By bringing Kemin’s scientific expertise and innovation to the chemical solutions brand for the denim and fashion industry, Garmon was able move forward with research that was once out of reach for its customers. 

After investing two years of research into its newest product range, Garmon was able to apply the superior science of Kemin to its knowledge and experience in garment finishing to become the first textile chemical company to self-produce a range of enzymes offering not found in any other industry products. kemzymes offer an unparalleled combination of sustainability, performance and cost competitiveness. 

The first kemzymes products available are two lines of stonewashing enzymes: kemzymes ks and kemzymes k.

kemzymes ks are the uncompromised, concentrated version of Garmon’s new neutral cellulase enzymes for denim stonewashing. Designed to work at room temperature and included in the ZDHC Gateway, kemzymes ks open the possibility to truly eliminate the use of pumice stones. 

kemzymes k, also included in the ZDHC Gateway, are strong powder enzymes for denim stonewashing. Delivering a perfect combination of abrasion power, sustainable characteristics and superior value for its price point, kemzymes k are designed to become the best seller of denim stonewashing enzymes for all types of industrial laundries.

“As the first textile chemical company to produce our own enzymes – not just blend them, as many do – we set our own standards very high,” said Kimberly Nelson, President, Kemin Textile Auxiliaries. “The textile chemicals market is saturated with options promising outstanding results, but most fail to deliver. To continue distinguishing Garmon as a brand with research-backed products and proven solutions, performance was the key target when we developed kemzymes.”

Relentlessly tested by dedicated teams using the most modern equipment available, kemzymes looked to Kemin’s expertise in enzymes and Garmon's historical success with chemical solutions to improve on every aspect possible.

 For Garmon, sustainable performance and beautiful vintage looks were the minimum – the brand has raised the bar on nearly every other aspect of garment finishing. As its latest solution, kemzymes are so precise they outperform every other popular enzyme used in the denim-washing industry – even Garmon’s own previous products. 

kemzymes ks and k are available now for testing in most international markets. 

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About Kemin Textile Auxiliaries
Kemin Textiles Auxiliaries, through the brand Garmon, is a leader in the R&D and marketing of total chemical solutions, innovation and creativity for the denim and apparel industry. The company is internationally recognized as a symbol of pioneering evolution in the name of a better tomorrow. Since its birth in 1982, Garmon established itself at the very center of a narrative that talks to manufacturers, apparel brands and retailers about innovative chemical auxiliaries and solutions. For over 30 years, Garmon has been an R&D and marketing platform for fashion innovation and a reference for product quality and responsible practices. With manufacturing facilities in San Marino, Brazil, China, India and Turkey, the company operates in more than 30 countries through a commercial network of subsidiaries and agents. This global footprint ensures technical assistance in strategic textile areas around the world, as well as capillary distribution of both chemical products and related know-how.
About Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services. The company supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies and textile industries. For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products. Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.