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Dissolving Action of Micro-Organisms on Milk-Wool

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



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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