The Technology of Enzyme Cleaning Products
‘Enzymes’….Sounds Like Some Sort of Miracle Chemical Developed in a Lab!
In fact, enzymes are a natural part of our world and play an important role in everyday life. They are found in every living organism and life is not possible without enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts – not living organisms.
Aquatemp Environmental Solutions range of enzyme cleaning products are a guaranteed supply of plant based enzymes and enzyme products. As a result, we are able to guarantee the ingredients that go into the products.
In the ultra-competitive cleaning solution marketplace there is a need for a high quality enzyme solution.
By its very nature, enzyme cleaning technology products can be used to eliminate odours and organic matter, from blood stains, to cleaning carpets and counter tops, removing wallpaper, and even used as a high quality cleaner/degreaser.
What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are proteins, composed of hundred of amino-acids, which are produced by living organisms. They are responsible for a number of reactions and biological activities in plants, animals, human beings and micro-organisms. They are found in the human digestive system to break down carbohydrates (sugars), fats or proteins present in food. The smaller pieces can be absorbed into the blood stream.
Each enzyme is made of a sequence of amino acids folded into a unique three-dimensional structure that determines the function of the enzyme. Even the slightest change in the sequence of the amino acids can alter the shape and function of the enzyme.
Only a small part of the enzyme participates in the catalysis of biochemical reactions: the active site. Enzymes are therefore very specific (e.g. a cellulose can only degrade cellulose).
Enzymes are essential for all metabolic processes, but are not themselves living materials. They are distinguishable from other proteins because they are known as biological catalysts (substances which speed up reactions but which do not get used up themselves).
Types of Enzymes
Proteases act on soils and stains containing proteins. Examples are collar & cuff soil-lines, grass, blood. Proteases are enzymes that break down a long protein into smaller chains called peptides (a peptide is simply a short amino acid chain).
Amylases remove starch-based soils and stains, e.g. sauces, ice-creams, gravy. Amylases break down starch chains into smaller sugar molecules.
Lipases are effective in removing oil / greasy body and food stains
Cellulases provide general cleaning benefits, especially on dust and mud, and also work on garments made from cellulosic fibers, minimizing pilling to restore color and softness.
What makes Aquatemp’s Enzyme Cleaning Technology Different ?
Aquatemp enzyme cleaning products are manufactured using all four (4) different types of enzymes.
The technology allows each one of the enzymes to co-exist together without destroying each other as our proprietary formulation utilises a stabilisation process to achieve this. That, in turn, eliminates the entire stain or odour with one application.
Enzyme Cleaning Technology Product Features
Enzyme cleaning products do not contain any soap so there is no build up over time
- Enzymes are plant based – they wont upset the natural bacteria
- Enzymes accelerate the destruction of organic material
- pH Neutral wont damage surfaces
- Powerful and eco-positive
- 100% biodegradable
- No chemical agents
- No phosphates
Enzyme Cleaning and the Environment
The enzymes used are plant based sterols, and all natural, and effective at accomplishing the specific job targeted. Enzymes are environmentally friendly and in certain cases, actually help the task of cleaning the waste and toxic by-products of manufacturing and everyday life. In contrast, chemicals are not limited to the task intended and often cause harm to the environment.
Design For The Environment
In August of 2011, our manufacturers entered into a Partnership Agreement with the U.S. EPA Design for Environment program. Many of their products meet the stringent criteria for DFE approval. Aquatemp is committed to providing our clients with effective products that are environmentally responsible as well. They are continually looking for ways to limit our environmental impact through our enzyme based cleaners.
The following products are approved as DFE Products.
- Mould and Mildew Cleaner
- Grease and Waste Digester
- No Rinse Floor Cleaner
What Does the DfE Label Mean?
EPA allows safer products to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. This mark enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families.
When you see the DfE logo on a product it means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and that—based on currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgment—the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.
Product manufacturers who become DfE partners earn the right to display the DfE logo on recognized products. Further, it means they have invested heavily in research, development and reformulation to ensure that their ingredients and finished products line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum while maintaining or improving product performance.
The Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program advances EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The program uses EPA’s chemical expertise and resources to carefully evaluate products and to label only those that have met the program’s highly protective standards. By allowing use of the logo on products, EPA empowers consumers and commercial purchasers to select safer chemical products that do not sacrifice quality or performance —and are safer for people and the planet. Design for the Environment labels a variety of chemical-based products, like all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, and carpet and floor care products. Look for the Design for the Environment logo when you shop or procure products and join this international effort to protect human and environmental health.
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