The antibacterial finish is a term used to describe the treatment of textile fabric or material to make it resistant to, or to retard the growth of, bacteria.
Antimicrobial, any agent (including an antibiotic) used to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites).
Bioleather or bio-based leather is a term used to describe a bio-based material intentionally made from substances derived from once-living organisms.
Bioremediation is a term used when the organism such as bacteria, plants, and fungi is used to clean and remove toxic chemical wastes and metals from contaminated soil.
Biosilk is a term used to describe a biomimetic, synthetic fibre manufactured by sequencing protein (dragline silk) produced by the orb-weaving spider Nephila Clavipes.
Catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction but which is left unchanged by the result.
Environmental biotechnology is a term to describe the scientific engineering of biological systems for environment-friendly processes, such as green manufacturing and clean-up pollution.
Lyocell is the generic name given to the cellulose fibre developed by Courtaulds and marketed by them under the Tencel brand name. The Tencel production process is based on a solvent spinning process and represents the most significant accomplishment in cellulose fibre technology.