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BIO POLISHING ENZYME

TLP SOFT
(BIO POLISHING ENZYME)
INTRODUCTION:
TLP SOFT is a technically advanced Enzyme system for the cotton fabric / garment finishing
industry . The active ingredients of TLP SOFT are cellulolytic enzymes obtained by the
fermentation of non pathogenic moulds of the Trichoderma species.
TLP SOFTis used in the finishing of Cotton , Viscose , Jute , Flax , Polynosics , Ramje , Tencel
to produce a range of Bio finished effects.
The product is suitable for Bio polishing of Cotton twills , Chinos , Knits etc fabrics / garments
and also in low mechanical friction wet processing textile machinary's.
ADVANTAGES OF USING ENZYMES:
1. High Dose Response TLP SOFT has a high dose response which provides the flexibility of
varying dose , pH temperature and time to achieve a wide range of abrasion from light to
heavy.

2. Compatibility With Auxillary Chemicals TLP SOFT is compatible with most other
processing aids , including Non-ionic surfactants , Dispersing agents , Pumice stones ,
Abrasive powder , Diatomaceous earth etc.

APPLICATION:
In Fabric Finishing Applications , the enzyme creates an improved hand increases softness ,
eliminates dead and immature Cotton , removes surface fibers , and prevents pill formation on
cellulosic fabric.
In Garment Finishing Applications , the enzyme treatment can be used for general bio
polishing to remove surface hairyness and impart a clean and highly polished surface. Bio
polishing treatment can be given prior to dyeing or after dyeing treatment after dyeing results in
partial removal of dye and softens the fabric . While treatment before dyeing improves the colour
yield along with the hand feel.
PROCESS CONDITIONS:
Enzymatic Bio Polishing comprises of three main steps :

DESIZING/PRE WETTING
BIOPOLISHING
FINISHING
DESIZING :
Proper and complete desizing is required for consistent performance in case of Denims. In case
of other cotton fabrics proper stripping of finishing chemicals should be done with suitable
wetting agent or 0.1 % HCL . M.L's DEL DESIZING is recommended for the removal of starch
sizing materials.
In case of Non-Denims , Prewetting is recommended before Bio finishing.
BIOPOLISHING :
On completion of Desizing the Liquor is drained and rinsed once with plain water. The fabric /
garment is then steeped in water at a ratio of approximately 10 : 1 and the temperature of the
water is then raised to 55 Deg C ( 131 Deg F ) and the pH of the water is adjusted to 4.5 with
Acetic Acid .

TLP SOFT is then dosed at a recommended level of 0.5 to 1 % based on fabric / garment
weight. Biowashing is then carried out for a period of 45 to 90 minutes depending on the effect
desired ensuring that the temperature is maintained between 50 to 55 Deg C. It is imperative to
ensure that the temperature does not exceed 55 Deg C ( 131 Deg F ) in order to prevent
destabilization of the Enzyme system.Non Ionic wetting Agents may be added in conjunction
with Enzymes in order to enhance the performance of Enzymes
PARAMETERS

OPERATIONAL
RANGE

Temperature

50 - 55 Deg C

pH

4.5 - 5.5

Dosage

0.5 - 1%

Time

45 - 60 minutes

M/L Ratio

1:8 to 1:15

FINISHING :
At the end of Biopolishing which is evaluated by the required appearance, removal of surface
protruding fibre , the liquor is drained and the fabric / garment is rinsed atleast twice with plain
water to remove the surplus dye .The fabric / garment is then washed with a mild detergent for
approximately 5 minutes. At the end of this wash , the liquor is drained and the material is rinsed
with plain water followed with a 5 minutes wash with an optical brightener and a suitable

softener .
PACKING :
TLP SOFT is available as off white coloured powder in standard 25 Kgs HDPE Drum.
STORAGE AND HANDLING :
TLP SOFT should be stored in preferably cool and dry place. Care must be taken to ensure that
the containers are kept closed after use to prevent moisture entry into the product. Other handling
instructions are available on request.
SHELF LIFE :
TLP SOFT is stable under recommended storage conditions for a period of 6 months with less
than 10% drop in activity. M.L.s standard assay method for cellulase activity is available on
request.
TECHNICAL SERVICE :
M.L.CHEMICALS (INDIA) PVT.LTD provides technical assistance related to application of
enzymes in the textile industry.