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TitleApplication of enzymes for textile fibres processing
Author(s)Araújo, Rita
Casal, Margarida
Paulo, Artur Cavaco
Textile fibres
Textile processing
Issue dateSep-2008
PublisherInforma Healthcare
JournalBiocatalysis and Biotransformation
Abstract(s)This review highlights the use of enzymes in the textile industry, covering both current commercial processes and research in this field. Amylases have been used for desizing since the middle of the last century. Enzymes used in detergent formulations have also been successfully used over the past 40 years. The application of cellulases for denim finishing and laccases for decolourization of textile effluents and textile bleaching are the most recent commercial advances. New developments rely on the modification of natural and synthetic fibres. Advances in enzymology, molecular biology and screening techniques provide possibilities for the development of new enzyme-based processes for a more environmentally friendly approach in the textile industry.
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DET/2C2T - Artigos em revistas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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