DESCRIPTION Acid Cellulase AC-160 is produced from strains of Trichoderma reesei through submerged fermentation, extraction and refining process. AC-160 is a protein with a special catalytic effect on the 1, 4-β-glucose bond of cellulose. Its enzyme molecule is a thousand times larger than water molecule, so it will not penetrate into fiber interior, and the hydrolysis is carried out only on the surface or near 1, 4-β-glucose bond of cellulose fibers, thus improves the finishing process of the surface of cellulosic fabrics, enables lasting anti-pilling effects and improves the smoothness and softness of fabrics.
AC-160 is specially designed for bio-polishing during the finishing processes of cellulosic fabrics. It can permanently reduce the tendency of pilling and improve the hand-feeling and appearance of fabrics.
Declared Enzyme: Cellulase Systemic Name: EC 188.8.131.52, 1,4-β-D-glucan 4-glucanohydrolase Appearance: Pale brown liquid pH: 4.5∼5.5 Specific Gravity: 1.05∼1.20 g/ml Solubility: Completely soluble in water
EFFECT OF PH
AC-160 can work at pH from 4.0 to 6.0 effectively.
EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE
AC-160 can work at temperatures from 30 to 60°C
APPLICATION AND BENEFITS
AC-160 is suitable for woven or knitted fabrics, especially for cotton fabrics, cotton /polyester blended fabrics, linen and ramie fabrics, etc. Use of AC-160 in bio-polishing can quickly remove projecting fiber on fabric surface, shorten processing time, ensure good anti-pilling property, unique hand feeling of softness and smoothness, and lustrous colors, no damage to fabrics, desirable effect of stone washing of denims.
In general, adjust pH value of water prior to add enzyme: 0.5mL of 98% acetic acid and 0.5g of sodium acetate per liter of water, subject to testing.
Inactivation of enzyme: Increase pH to 10 with sodium carbonate, or heat to 80°C and keep for 10 minutes.
PACKAGING, STORAGE & SHELF-LIFE 1. Typical packaging is 25kg, 30kg HDPE plastic drums or 1125kg IBC totes. Customized packing is also available upon request.
2. Typical shelf-life is six months if this product is stored below 25°C in its original packaging, sealed and unopened, protected from the sunlight. Prolonged storage and/or adverse conditions such as higher temperatures may lead to a higher dosage requirement.
SAFE HANDLING OF ENZYMES Inhalation of enzyme dust and mists should be avoided. In case of contact with the skin or eyes, promptly rinse with water for at least 15 minutes. For detailed handling information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet.