Genenor International Launches Natural Cellulase

Genencor International, Palo Alto, Calif., has introduced a new natural cellulase that allows for
high quality denim finishes with low fabric strength loss and more process flexibility.INDIAGE®
Neutra is a neutral cellulase that works over a broad range of pH levels and temperatures while
providing a high-contract, low backstaining look. It operates optimally between pH 6.0 and 8.0 and
in the temperature range of 40°C and 60°C.This product is a novel engineered component cellulase
designed specifically to be formulated into products for use in premium, high-contract denim
fishing, said Karen Chu, director of textile products, Genencor International.The company also
announced the creation of a new branding program for patterning textile chemical formulators,
designed to make it easier for textile mills, laundries and dye houses to be assured of purchasing
quality formulations.
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October 1999