Method for enzymatic treatment of textiles such as wool

Martin Griffin (Inventor), João Marquez Cortez (Inventor), Philip Bonnes (Inventor)

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The application provides a method of treating fibrous textile goods comprising treating the fibrous textile goods with an enzyme. This enzyme can be used to covalently link one or more active functional compounds to the fibres and/or to trap one or more acitve functional compound within an inter-fibre matrix and/or within an intra-fibre matrix formed by the action of the enzyme. Preferably, the enzyme is a traglutaminase, especially a calcium-dependent transglutaminase. The enzyme may be used to add primary-amine containing active agents to the textile goods and also for the addition of proteins or peptides that have functional groups linked to them.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2003154555
Priority date8/01/03
Filing date8/01/03
Publication statusRefused/Withdrawn - 25 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


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  • Method for enzymatic treatment of textiles such as wool

    Griffin, M., Cortez, J. M. & Bonner, P., 1 Feb 2007, (Refused/Withdrawn) IPC No. D06M16/00, C11D3/386, D06M16/00, World Intellectual Property Organization, Patent No. WO0204739, 10 Jul 2001, Priority date 10 Jul 2000, Priority No. GB0016914A

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