With products in the BioPrep® family, your cotton mill can eliminate high-temperature alkaline scouring. The result is savings in water, energy and time. BioPrep® products give cotton knits a superior hand feel and lasting softness. That means you can reduce or even eliminate the need for softeners. The BioPrep® family of products is available in a range of concentrations.
Even dyeing depends on efficient wax removal. Pectins 'glue' wax to fabric fibers. Textile mills use pectinases to break down pectin. That releases the wax and prepares fabrics for even dyeing.
Scouring is a key process in textile production. It's a pre-treatment for cellulosic fibers, including cotton. It removes impurities from the fibers. These impurities include waxes, pectins, hemicelluloses, and mineral salts.
Even dyeing is dependent on efficient wax removal. Pectin acts like a glue that binds wax to the fibers. So efficient wax removal is dependent on efficient pectin removal.
Pectin consists of long chains of polygalacturonic acid. These chains are linked by glycosidic bonds. Pectinase enzymes break these bonds to break down the pectin.
Textile mills use alkaline pectinases to break down pectin in fabrics. That enables efficient pectin and wax removal, and prepares the fabrics for even dyeing.