Novozymes’ enzymes prevent deposition of pitch on equipment and appearance in the final product. The result is paper of higher quality with fewer defects, reduced pitch spots or holes, and improved strength and coefficient of friction.
But enzymes can do even more than that for pitch control. The efficient enzymes significantly improve process economy and flexibility by reducing downtime and decreasing the cleaning frequency for felts and rolls. And that means a higher production output.
The enzymatic treatment also allows a larger amount of unseasoned wood to be used, thereby increasing paper brightness and easing wood inventory management pressures.