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Textile Enzymes

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Enzymes have been used increasingly in the textile industry since the late 1980s. Many of the enzymes developed in the last 20 years are able to replace chemicals used by mills. The first major breakthrough was when enzymes were introduced for stone washing jeans in 1987. Within a few years, the majority of denim finishing laundries had switched from pumice stones to enzymes. Today, enzymes are used to treat and modify fibers, particularly during textile processing and in caring for textiles afterward. They are used to enhance the preparation of cotton for weaving, reduce impurities, minimize “pulls” in fabric, or as pre-treatment before dying to reduce rinsing time and improve color quality.

At PAC, we continuously develop our product line in order to have innovative enzymes with unique performance features for existing and new applications within the textile industry. Our state of art facilities at R&D aims to provide innovative products for fabric treatment reducing process time, chemical consumption, and energy costs in compliance with sustainable development.

We provide a range of enzymes like amylases, cellulases, catalase, pectinase, hemicellulose, laccase, and protease for various textile wet-processing applications like desizing, bio-polishing, denim finishing (bio fading/stone washing), bleach clean-up ( peroxide killer), bio-scouring and de-cooling.

PacZyme provides new enzymatic processing applications for:

  1. Desizing

  2. Bio Polishing

  3. Bio Fading/ Bio Stone Washing

  4. Bio Scoring and

  5. Removal or killing of peroxide

Benefits of PacZyme in textile processing over traditional processes

  1. Operate under milder conditions (temperature and pH) than conventional process chemicals – this results in lower energy costs ( up to 120 kg CO2 savings per ton of textile produced)

  2. Save water – reduction of water usage up to 19,000 liters per ton of textiles bleached;

  3. An alternative for toxic chemicals, making wastewater easier and cheaper to treat.

  4. Easy to control; do not attack the fiber structure with resulting loss of weight, resulting in a better quality of material;

  5. Better and more uniform affinity for dyes;

  6. Contribute to safer working conditions through the elimination of chemical treatments during production processes;

  7. Fully biodegradable and eco-friendly.

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