Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Enzymes in Textile Finishing and Care

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Ivo   Soljačić, Prof. Emeritus
Ph. D. Tanja Pušić, Prof.
Ph. D. Anita Tarbuk, Assist. Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification oral exam, seminar
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type seminars
Subject content Environmental impact of Enzymes. Mechanism of action-biocatalysts. Pectinases. Celulases. Lipases. Proteases. Peroxidases. Enzymatic mixtures. Optimization of processes. Effects in finishing processes-preparation for bleaching and dyeing. Enzymes in finishing of cloth (denim). Enzymes in washing-improving of primary effects, energy save-low temperature processes of washing.
Aim of course Chemism and properties of enzymes from scientiffic point of view. The role and importance in the processes of finishing and textile care.
Literature necessary for course J. Shore: Colorants and auxiliaries: Volume 2-Auxiliaries, Society of Dyers and Colorists, Bradford, 1990.
G. Broze: Handbook of Detergents,Part A: Properties, Surfactants Science Series, volume 82, Marcel Dekker, New York 1999.
C.M. Carr: Chemistry of Textiles Industry, Blackie Academic Professional, London, 1995.
W. Aehle (Ed.): Enzymes in Industry: Production and Applications, Wiley, 2006.
A. Cavaco-Paulo and G. M. Gübitz: Textile processing with enzymes, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, 2000.