Modification of textile fibres by laccase

Arja Miettinen-Oinonen, Jaakko Pere, Raija Lantto, Kristiina Kruus, A. Puolakka, Johanna Buchert

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Laccases belong to the family of blue multi-copper oxidases. They have broad substrate specificity and they can oxidize a large number of substrates such as polyphenols, various substituted phenols, diamines and inorganic compounds. The substrate spectrum of laccases can be enlarged by using them in combination with mediators. Currently, laccase mediator system is industrially used for denim bleaching and is widely studied for e.g. pulp bleaching. In this work the potential of laccase and laccase -mediator system in modification of various textile materials has been investigated. Results on using laccase mediator systems on wool fibre surface activation, on modification of flax properties and on modification polyester and polyamide will be shown.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventCOST 847 - Textile quality and biotechnology. WG 1 & 4 Meeting - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 29 Jan 200430 Jan 2004


ConferenceCOST 847 - Textile quality and biotechnology. WG 1 & 4 Meeting

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