Pectate lyase enzyme for bioscouring in textile pre-treatment
PrimaGreen EcoScour is a concentrated liquid formulation containing a pH-neutral pectate lyase enzyme. This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically those carbon-oxygen lyases acting on polysaccharides. The systematic name of this enzyme class is (1->4)-alpha-D-galacturo-nan lyase (CAS# 9015-75-2; EC or IUB 18.104.22.168).
Bioscouring is the use of pectate lyase combined with detergents/wetting agents to remove non-cellulosic impurities from cotton fibers. (Bio) scouring enhances cotton wettability and absorbency.
Pectate lyase hydrolyzes pectin into soluble compounds facilitating the removal of other impurities (e.g. wax and protein) from the cotton during the bioscouring process.
For the last couple years, the process done successfully in several textiles mills in India, Bangladesh etc. Now it became a challenge for Chemira Indonesia to share this process in Indonesian textile market.