Cellulose is the most abundant natural polymer on earth and cellulase catalyses the hydrolysis of this cellulose. Cellulase converts insoluble cellulose into soluble sugars. Cellulase is extensively used in textile, paper & pulp, detergent, food and leather industry.
In India, cellulase is used mostly in the textile industry in the desizing process and in paper industry in modification of fiber properties. While, studies are being conducted around the world for producing biofuel by the help of cellulase enzyme.
Some of the industrial applications of cellulase enzyme are:
Cellulase Enzyme Used in wet processing of the textile fabric
Cellulase is a Biopolishing and biostoning are main uses of cellulase enzyme
- Cellulase Used in fabric softening
Cellulase Used as an additive in detergent and laundry products for stain removal
Cellulase is mainly used in cattle feed product as main source of nutrition.