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Dissolving Action of Micro-Organisms on Milk-Wool

Nature volume 141, page 1057 (11 June 1938) | Download Citation

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IN NATURE of April 9, Prof. Jan Smit and B. Van der Heide gave the results of some work which they have carried out on the action of micro-organisms on milk-wool. This communication was brought to the notice of Messrs. Snia-Viscosa, of Milan, the manufacturers of, and Comm. Ferretti, the inventor of, ”Lanital”, the trade name given to the so-called casein or milk-wool made by the Ferretti process. In reply, they state that although ”Lanital” has been in commercial use for some years, no case of attack of "Lanital" by micro-organisms has come to their notice ; on the contrary, it is found that whereas wool is attacked by moths, ”Lanital” is not.

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