The Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) has recently launched a webpage highlighting technical enzymes used in consumer and industrial applications. The website provides examples such as detergents, textile processing, pulp and paper processing, and biofuel production…although there are many other applications where enzymes are used. Enzymes represent one of the leading “Green Chemistry” technologies that drive sustainable chemical solutions in consumer products and industrial processes. Enzymes offer bio-based solutions as an alternative to conventional chemicals used in consumer and industrial applications. For more information see: https://www.enzymetechnicalassociation.org/enzymes/technical-applications/
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In the US, June was declared as National Safety Month by the National Safety Council (NSC) in 1996. The NSC observes the annual safety month to help us keep each other safe, especially in the workplace. In honor of the Safety Month, the ETA would like to highlight the Enzyme Safety eLearning module titled “Working Safely with Enzymes” available on the website. This enzyme safety training could be used by enzyme manufacturers, distributors, and customers to help train their workers in the safe handling of enzymes. This eLearning module incorporates various key aspects of enzyme safety including properties of enzymes, health effects, methods to minimize potential exposure through control measures, workplace and [...]
Congratulations to the AISE, ACI, HCPA, and AMFEP for publishing a factsheet on the important role of enzymes in detergent products. The factsheet explains how enzymes work, their environmental benefits and specific applications in a user-friendly way so that it is easy to understand for both technical and non-technical audiences. To learn more about the benefits of enzyme in determent products see https://www.aise.eu/newsroom/aise-news/new-factsheet-the-role-of-enzymes-in-detergent-products-the-industrys-commitment-to-safe-and-sustainable-use.aspx?back=8
The ETA supports the recent commentary on the use of 60 ng/m3 for the enzyme exposure limit as outlined in the March 2021 issue of the Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Sciences. This evidence-informed occupational airborne exposure limit has been successfully used by the enzyme manufacturing and detergent industry to protect workers . The authors (David Basketter1*, Nuria Moreno2 and Merete Simonsen) outline that risk management practices used in the enzyme manufacturing and detergent industry should be used in other industries and down stream enzyme users to successfully protect workers. For access to the paper please go to: https://juniperpublishers.com/ijoprs/pdf/IJOPRS.MS.ID.555651.pdf
The Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) has recently launched a webpage highlighting the sustainability benefits of enzyme technology. Enzymes represent one of the leading “Green Chemistry” technologies that drive sustainable solutions in consumer products and industrial processes. Member companies of ETA produce innovative enzyme products used in a variety of industries and consumer products that provide sustainable solutions. The website covers specific examples on how the enzyme industry is applying enzyme technology to solve sustainability challenges such as: sustainable solutions in cleaning, reducing food waste, improving animal nutrition, reducing chemicals in textile processing, and in biofuels generation. For more information go to the sustainability page.