Unilever, the multinational consumer goods giant has announced a strategic partnership with Arzeda, the industry-leading Protein Design Company.
Arzeda is a synthetic biology company that creates novel proteins, enzymes derived from nature, and specialty chemical products used through smart technologies to optimise their functionalities.
Over the next three years, Unilever will use Arzeda’s world-leading digital biology techniques to innovate its own cleaning and laundry portfolio.
Peter ter Kulve, Unilever Home Care President said: “This partnership is an exciting step forward as we work to transform our cleaning and laundry business to be superior, sustainable and affordable to all. We look forward to working with Arzeda in developing a new generation of ultra-performing cleaning and laundry products with an environmental impact a fraction of the size of current products”.
Alexandre Zanghellini, CEO and founder of Arzeda commented: “We are delighted to work with Unilever to support their Clean Future ambition with enzymes that improve the environmental footprint of consumer products. Arzeda’s mission is to design and manufacture new proteins that improve health and sustainability, and we see this partnership as a key milestone to make this a reality in home care. Working with Unilever, we hope to create a new era for industrial enzymes that will contribute to a more sustainable world while improving consumer experience”.