On April 11th, 2017, Dr. Miquel Osset had the pleasure to participate on the “GKT-7 International Symposium “Plastic-Slide-Chains and Tribology in Conveyor Systems” held in Chemnitz (Germany) with a presentation on “Biofilms and Enzymatic cleaning in the Food Industry”. In this post, you can find a summary on most interesting points on Dr. Osset new enzymes-based technology presentation and a link to download the document.
Today, biofilms becomes a source of critical contamination in almost any type of industrial facility. Due to their persistance and to potential health risks, biofilm removal and monitoring is a must for any good practice in safety management.
Enzymes-based cleaning in the food industry is an emerging technology with a high potential in biofilm removal.
Enzymes are, by definition, raw materials coming from natural sources and 100% biodegradable. Enzymes-based products deliver high cleaning performance at much milder usage conditions than classical cleaning products, reducing corrosion risks significantly and leading thus to longer life of industrial equipments.
Combinations of specific enzymes such as proteases, amylases, lipases, etc.. provide highly specific stain & soil removal efficiency with clear sanitization benefits. The efficiency of enzymes can be enhanced by mixes with surfactants. Both together provide synergistic effects by combining emulsifying power and chemical cleaving action at low concentrations and low temperatures.
You can find more details onenzymes-based cleaning technology and its applications in the presentation Link: GKT-17 ITRAM Enzymes biofilms cleaning in the food industry
This post is published in collaboration with I-Tram Higiene: http://www.itramhigiene.com/en/
Miquel Osset is senior-expert in FMCG innovation, Dr. in Chemistry, expert in Technology Development, and Technology Innovation Director at Ignite Innovation with a consolidated experience in innovation and product development in Consumer Packaged Goods categories.