Patent Number: 6,685,748

Title: Enzymatic bleaching of natural non-cotton cellulosic fibers

Abstract: A method is provided for bleaching a non-cotton cellulosic fiber, yarn or fabric by contacting said fiber, yarn or fabric with a hemicellulase enzyme for a time and under conditions suitable to produce a whitening of said fiber, yarn or fabric.

Inventors: Day; Anthony G. (San Francisco, CA), Power; Scott D. (San Bruno, CA), Victoria; Doreen (San Francisco, CA), Winetzky; Deborah S. (Foster City, CA)

Assignee: Genencor International, Inc.

International Classification: D06L 3/00 (20060101); D06L 3/11 (20060101); D06Q 001/02 (); D06L 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/03/2021