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Kumar A.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd.
Colourage | Year: 2010

Pilling is a major challenge in Textile and Apparel manufacturing. Pilling is defined as the tendency of fibers to work loose from a surface and form balled or matted particles that remain attached to the surface of the fabric. Pilling is mainly problematic for knitted fabrics. One approach to prevent piling is to apply surface active agents, like a polymeric coating that binds fibers to the fabric surface. These are often friction reducing lubricants like acrylic copolymers. Shearing and Singeing are common methods used to produce a clean, smooth surface on fabrics. Enzymatic removal of fuzz is carried out under milder conditions and is absolutely safe, efficient and permanent Cellulose enzymes give fabrics a clear, even surface appearance. They reduce the tendency to pill and improve softness, especially when compared to traditional softeners. Endoglucanase causes random hydrolysis in the interior of cellulose molecules resulting in smaller cellulose chains. Source

Jadhav S.B.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. | Gupta A.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd.
Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology | Year: 2016

The fungus Botrytis cinerea infect grapes and produces β-1,3 and β-1,6 glucans. These glucans create problems in wine clarification and filtration, resulting in poor quality wine. This problem has been attempted to overcome by enzymatic route under in vitro conditions. The glucanase enzyme showed effective hydrolysis of glucan produced by B. cinerea. The hydrolysed glucan solution could pass through the filter faster as compared to unhydrolysed glucan solution. Hence, the enzymatic hydrolysis of glucan may help to solve the clogging problem of wine filtration. Further, the enzyme showed inhibition of the growth of the fungus B. cinerea on solid as well as in liquid media. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Saroj D.B.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. | Dengeti S.N.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. | Aher S.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. | Gupta A.K.,Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd.
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology | Year: 2015

Trichoderma species are widely used as production hosts for industrial enzymes. Identification of Trichoderma species requires a complex molecular biology based identification involving amplification and sequencing of multiple genes. Industrial laboratories are required to run identification tests repeatedly in cell banking procedures and also to prove absence of production host in the product. Such demands can be fulfilled by a brief method which enables confirmation of strain identity. This communication describes one step identification method for two common Trichoderma species; T. citrinoviride and T. reesei, based on identification of polymorphic region in the nucleotide sequence of translation elongation factor 1 alpha. A unique forward primer and common reverse primer resulted in 153 and 139 bp amplicon for T. citrinoviride and T. reesei, respectively. Simplification was further introduced by using mycelium as template for PCR amplification. Method described in this communication allows rapid, one step identification of two Trichoderma species. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source

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