Novozymes Lactozym® Pure*

Making milk digestible – Naturally good business


Most infants are born with the ability to digest lactose, the predominant carbohydrate in milk, thanks to the fact that they naturally produce the enzyme lactase. During childhood this ability lessens for many people.

Approximately 70% of the world’s population suffers from a degree of lactose intolerance, with particularly high rates in emerging markets, the same regions where dairy products are growing in popularity. 

On top of this global trend, the number of consumers who are interested in lactose-free dairy products is far larger than the number of people who actually are lactose-intolerant. This is due to strong consumer interest in foods perceived to be healthy – with claims such as “gluten-free,” “no sugar added,” “no trans fats,” and now “lactose-free.”

These factors are driving strong growth in the lactose-free category and provide an excellent opportunity for dairy companies to launch new, higher-margin lactose-free products. The lactose-free dairy product category is estimated to grow 6-8% p.a. in coming years. Novozymes Lactozym® Pure increases your potential customer base while improving your customers’ ability to savor milk products. This exceptionally pure, cost-effective technology reliably eliminates lactose based on nature’s know-how.


Reliably produce great-tasting, high-quality lactase-treated products 

Lactozym® Pure ensures the controlled elimination of lactose in milk and milk-based products to enable their safe digestion by almost everyone. The premium purity of the solution offers superior lactose-free products with significantly reduced risk of developing off-flavors. 

Gain extra advantages when producing sweet, milk-based products 

Lactozym® Pure primarily degrades lactose into glucose and galactose, making the products naturally sweeter. Ice cream additionally boasts a smoother, less grainy mouthfeel as no lactose crystals form in treated products. 

Perfect your processes and your production 

You can enjoy increased process flexibility as Lactozym® Pure is available in a variety of formulation strengths, while the higher product purity also enables improved filterability in UHT processes . Also available are Novozymes products suitable for post-UHT, sterile addition of lactase. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions or seek specific product information.


* For legal reasons Novozymes cannot offer and/or deliver Lactozym® Pure for UHT applications in the following countries; NL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CZ, DK, ES, FI, GR, HU, IT, LI, PL, PT, SE and TR