Sizing improves the printing surface of the paper, making it more receptive to inks and resistant to abrasion. That is why starch modification is an important step in paper processing.
With Novozymes’ enzymes you can modify starch in-house to obtain high-quality starch sizes. Rather than buying modified starches, in-house production is economically attractive. The in-house approach also ensures control over the paste viscosity and gives you a sustainable edge by replacing aggressive oxidizing agents with readily biodegradable enzymes.