BIOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO CHEMICALS PROCESSING OF DETERGENT ENZYMES
Proteases are the most widely used enzymes in the detergent industry. They remove protein stains
such as grass, blood, egg and human sweat.
These organic stains have a tendency to adhere strongly to textile fibres. The proteins act as glues,
preventing the waterborne detergent systems from removing some of the other components of the
soiling, such as pigments and street dirt.
The inefficiency of nonenzymatic detergents at removing proteins can result in permanent stains
due to oxidation and denaturing caused by bleaching and drying. Blood, for example, will leave a
rustcoloured spot unless it is removed before bleaching.
Proteases hydrolyse proteins and break them down into more soluble polypeptides or free amino
acids. As a result of the combined effect of surfactants and enzymes, stubborn stains can be
removed from fibres.
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