We’re all unique
Every type of enzyme is different, they are very specific to the type of material or surface the enzyme work. Enzymes are only activated when particular conditions are in place and will only breakdown when locked in with the right soiling type (sciencey term – ‘lock and key’ mechanism).
Most bio-enzymes can be categorised into four main groups, based on the type of soiling they react with.
Break down protein-based soils including blood, urine, food, feces, wine and other beverages.
Break down fat molecules like oils and grease.
Break down starch molecules like eggs, sugars, sauces, ice cream, gravy.
Are used to soften fabric and restore color to fibers made up of cellulose material. They also remove particulate soil and reduce fabric graying and pilling.
There’s no I in team but there is a ME in Enzymes
In some cleaning products, bio-enzymes can also be used without, by harvesting the enzymes from microbes. For example, enzymes in laundry detergents, work by helping to activate chemical reactions of other ingredients in the detergents. In wash water, they help to break down soils so that water can more easily wash it away.