Celsol - biotransformation of cellulose

M. Vehvilainen, P. Nousiainen, H. Struszczyk

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The enzyme-aided production of cellulosic fibres has been fascinating the Finnish and Polish research groups since late 1980's. It has been proved the chemical substitution of cellulose is not a necessity prior to the production of alkaline spinning solution. Treatment of dissolving pulp with cellulase mixture renders the pulp directly alkali soluble. Cellulosic fibres are obtained using the same spinning method and parameters as known from the viscose process. This paper presents some background and results of cellulose activation with enzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNiches in the world of textiles
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of TI 77th world conference
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)951-722-545-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event77th World Conference of the Textile Institute: Niches in the World of Textiles, TIWC 96 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 21 May 199624 May 1996


Conference77th World Conference of the Textile Institute


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