Our products use the power nature has to offer, the power of enzymes to destroy bad bacteria, and remove dirt and organics, rather than just moving them around. We use the most sophisticated enzymes available in South Africa to produce the ultimate green cleaning products that are friendly to people, animals and the environment.
In their natural environment, bacteria produce hundreds of enzymes in response to the organics present in their environment. They produce extracellular enzymes that break down proteins, starches, fats, oils, greases, urine, esters and toilet tissue into smaller particles outside the bacterial cell. The bacteria then transport the smaller particles across their cell membrane for use as an energy source and for building of new cellular components. Since bacteria detect the organics present as potential food and produce specific enzymes to breakdown these organics, it is a very efficient system.
Enzyme-based cleaners are especially useful for biofilm removal (this is a hood” that bad bacteria hide under, which chemical cleaners can’t penetrate). Bacteria are somewhat difficult to remove with traditional alkaline or acid cleaners. Enzyme cleaners are more effective on biofilms since they work as proteases by breaking down proteins. Enzymes also offer lower cost and greater efficacy, reduced wastewater generation and energy savings through the use of cold water. After washing, the biodegradable surfactants and enzymes will break down and can safely be absorbed back into nature.
Protease – breaks down proteins (e.g. meat, excreted/secreted proteins) into amino acids.
Lipase – breaks down fats/grease into fatty acids and glycerol. If not broken down, fats can go rancid and lead to off-odours and blocked drains/fat grease traps.
Amylase – starch acts as a glue for dirt – amylases catalyse the break-down of starch into sugars which are then further used as a food source by the bacillus.
Cellulase – breaks down cellulosic material.
Mannanase – breaks down mannans (food texturisers, thickeners).
Pectinase – breaks down fruit and juice based stains.