What Are Enzymes?
Enzymes are natural catalysts produced by all living organisms for control of metabolism and growth.
They control the rate at which chemical reactions occur. We can now harness specific enzymes produced through fermentation processes to speed a wide range of industrial reactions.
Enzymes help speed and increase the performance of cleaning products in a wide range of applications. Most consumer laundry detergents contain enzymes to help remove stains, increase whiteness, eliminate fabric pills, and prevent resoiling. The inclusion of enzymes in laundry detergents also allows for shorter wash cycles and lower wash temperatures while ensuring the desired cleaning result, thus, providing energy savings. Enzymes are also used to improve the performance of automatic dishwashing products by helping to remove protein deposits, starch films, and food particles.
Examples of Use:
Enzymes perform well under mild temperature and mild pH conditions and are therefore ideally suited for cleaning sensitive materials such as membrane filtration systems and highly sensitive medical equipment such as endoscopes. Commonly used in some food processing facilities, enzyme cleaning removes the residual organics and assists in effective cleaning of equipment.
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