As uninterrupted electricity is needed for enzyme production, Peli Bio-Chem Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd wants to establish their production in Bangladesh after five years when electricity condition will be improved.
Charlie Yee, Vice President, Business Development of Peli Bio-Chem Technology Co. Ltd
Incorporated in 2004, Peli Bio-Chem Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is a foreign-owned company in China and a subsidiary of Mega Pacific Technology, USA. Over the years, Peli Bio-Chem Technology has developed into one of the leading global suppliers of concentrated industrial enzymes from China. Charlie Yee, Vice President of Business Development of Peli Bio-Chem Technology Co. Ltd. revealed his thoughts on the new innovative enzyme, sustainable enzyme manufacturing, and many other key issues in a recent conversation with Textile Today.
Textile Today: As a top enzyme producer in China, what new addition Peli Bio-Chem is going to bring in the Bangladesh Textile industry?
Charlie Yee: At this moment for the textile industry we are very focused on eco-sustainability. So, besides supplying regular or traditional enzyme to the market, we are always constantly developing better products to help the environment. One new product we are launching is called the ‘Mega Express Pod’. The ‘Mega Express Pod’ will be able to shrink the size of the enzyme doses. MEGA Express Pod has a dosage of 0.07% O.W.G which is similar to 1Kg ready to use the enzyme in the industry. Instead of adding 1~2Kg enzymes per load, you can use 1 or 2 pods and get the same effect or better.
Where 1 kg enzyme was used, now it has been reduced to 50 grams pre-packed in a water-soluble pod. There is no need for additional worker measurements. So, by this technology, we will be able to save a lot of additional chemicals being released into the environment. With this type of innovative technology, we are trying to help the Bangladesh market and the brands to be a bit more eco-sustainable.
Textile Today: From the sustainability aspect, how Peli Bio-Chem can help the manufactures?
Charlie Yee: We are launching new products for the manufacturers regularly, which are eco-sustainable, and we are also looking at various enzymes of wider usage range. There is a very little limit of temperature and a wider range of pH (4-7.5) for our enzymes. Dye houses can also use enzymes and dyes together in one bath. So, whatever the water temperature it won’t hamper the enzyme and wide pH range will make the process easy for the manufacturers. This is how Mega is developing new products and helping customers to achieve their sustainable goals.
There are huge amounts of meaningless chemicals in the industry and we are trying to omit them by our sustainable products. As I said about ‘Express Pod’, by using this one can not only save chemicals, but also fuel for shipping the products, energy, storage space and manpower etc.
Bangladeshi dye house manufacturers may have treatment plants but in future, they do not need to treat this type of chemical. Glauber’s salt, soda ash, talcum powder etc. use is waste of chemicals.
Textile Today: How does your company do R&D and what is your R&D focusing now?
Charlie Yee: We do R&D based on the market and customer demand. Enzymes are very sensitive to the environment. Almost all competitors enzyme shelf life is three months average. So, right now we are working on extended enzymes shelf life. Storage lifetime of enzyme we call shelf life. Our ‘MEGA Express Series’ has a maximum one-year shelf life. Based on market feedback R&D is focusing on this aspect, but our core focus is on sustainability.
Our research and developments are done in the USA and the production is done under Peli Bio-Chem in China.
Textile Today: Chinese govt. has shut down many of dyes and chemicals production unit. How does it affect the business of Peli Bio-Chem?
Charlie Yee: The Chinese government has put a lot of attention into environmental protection which is why Peli Bio-Chem Technology has invested in a new enzyme production factory in Hunan China. Our new factory is designed to meet the highest level of environmental regulations for us to supply consistently for many years to come. We are optimistic that business will continue to increase even as competitors face increased government restrictions.
Textile Today: Does Peli Bio-Chem have any expansion plan in Bangladeshi market?
Charlie Yee: We believe Bangladesh has a long and bright future in textile and we are very optimistic because China is moving from this business. We are the top players in the world and we will be the number one enzyme suppliers in Bangladesh as well in the upcoming years. We are also the top raw material supplier in China and lots of name brands use our enzymes.
24/7 electricity is needed for enzyme production, so maybe after around five years, we will start our production here in Bangladesh.