Americos K - 920
Americos K - 920 is a bio-polishing enzyme. The term bio-polishing refers to the removal of fluffy fibers / protruding fibers from the surface of fabric by enzymatic hydrolysis. Such bio-polishing results in clear fabric surface. Americos K - 920 has three different enzyme activities: Exo-Cellulase, Endo-Cellulase and ß-Glucosidase which makes Americos K - 920 especially suitable for all kinds of cellulosic fibers.
Americos K - 920 enzymatically hydrolyses the protruding fibers and loosens their ends. The removal of such hydrolyzed fibers requires mechanical agitation. Hence, the machines like soft-flow, jet and wash wheel, which produce mechanical agitation, are more suitable for bio-polishing. Advantages:
- Clear fabric surface
- Reduced pilling
- Improved softness and smoothens
- Improved drape
|Odor||Slightly fermented odor|
|Chemical character||Cellulase (Endo,1-4-8 D-Glucanase)|
|Solubility||Readily soluble in water|
|pH (1% solution)||7 ± 1|
|pH Application||4.5 – 5.5|
|Application temperature range||60°C|Compatibility:
|Acids/ Alkalies||Active and stable form in pH range 4.5–8.5|
|Metal ions||Metal ions are poisonous for cellulase|Application:
|Anionic surfactants||Selective, some reduce the efficacy of the enzyme|
|Solvent based surfactants||Selective, some reduce the efficacy of the enzyme|
|Organic sequestrants||Generally good|
|Reducing/ oxidizing agents||Reduce the efficacy of enzyme|
Americos K - 920 is applied on fabric / garment in soft flow, rotary drum washer with high mechanical action.Dosage:
Storage & Handling Precautions:
|Americos K - 920||0.75 – 1% (owg)|
|Americos Anti-Crease Pro 76A||0.5 – 1 g/l|
|Temperature||55 – 60°C|
|pH||4.5 – 5.5|
|Time||30 – 90 min|
- Americos K - 920 should be stored below or at ambient temperature.
- Avoid storing in direct sunlight.
- The shelf-life of Americos K - 920 is one year if stored below 40°C.
- The usual precaution in keeping chemicals away from eyes and skin should be observed.
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.
(The information and data contained herein are based on controlled lab work. The recommendations are given on experience basis, but cannot be extended to assure every possible case. It should be verified and evaluated by the user through proper testing for the intended conditions of application. Americos does not express or imply any warranty, or guarantee the suitability of the product for the application intended by buyer of the product)