Tergazyme Solution Shelf Life


Q. Do you have any suggestions about the shelf life of a 1-2% Tergazyme solution?

A. Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent solutions should be used within 8 hours of dissolving the powdered detergent in water. As dry powder, Tergazyme has excellent stability with a shelf life of 2 years from date of manufacture. The dry Tergazyme will give a reliable and consistent amount of active protease enzyme upon dissolving.

Liquid enzymatic cleaners can have varying and declining amounts of available active protease enzyme as they get older. Once you dissolve the Tergazyme powder in water, the protease enzyme is activated and begins to digest proteins, including digesting itself.

This is why you would not want to heat Tergazyme solutions hotter than 130F (55C), so as to avoid overly accelerating the protease degradation; you risk not even getting 8 hours of useful solution life. This is why you want to use Tergazyme solutions within 8 hours of formulation.

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