International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART E
A study on the enzymatic degumming on silk fabric using Carica papaya skin
Author(s): Kasireddy Lakshmi Devi and A. Priyadarshini
Enzymatic degumming involves proteolytic degradation of sericin using specific protease which does not attack fibroin. The main sources of protease are bacterial, fungal, plant and animal origin. In this study, an attempt has been made to synthesize protease enzyme from Carica papaya skin after degumming the sample was dyed with natural dyes. It is evaluated for the suitability in degumming of silk fabric. The degummed samples were subjected to subjective evolution such as whiteness, luster and appearance and comfort properties were also carried out.
How to cite this article:
Kasireddy Lakshmi Devi and A. Priyadarshini. A study on the enzymatic degumming on silk fabric using Carica papaya skin. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(1): 309-311.