Gelatin & collagen processing

Improve the gelatin extraction process and produce high quality collagen peptides with microbial enzymes.

Gelatin & collagen processing

The Challenge

Gelatin and collagen are used in a wide range of applications in the photographic, pharmaceutical, and food industries. Its production requires a number of steps and strict protocols, and a main challenge is to control the hydrolysis to achieve the desired functional properties. The production of gelatin in particular, requires long processing time and large quantities of water, which compromises the environmental footprint of its production. The use of microbial enzymes in the production of gelatin and collagen offer substantial benefits to traditional methods.

Superior method for collagen peptide hydrolysis

Superior method for collagen peptide hydrolysis

The efficiency of collagen extraction depends on the quality of the raw material, and enzymes can help by cleaning the raw material more thoroughly. We offer microbial enzyme solutions for high and low degree collagen hydrolysates, and we have solutions to consistently produce clean tasting collagen hydrolysates. In addition, our high quality microbial enzymes can help prevent color formation of the final product. 

In contrast to the chemical processing method, microbial enzymes preserve the biological active substances of collagen, do not produce unwanted by-products, and are more environmentally friendly. The enzymatic process offers better process control and yields lower ash content than chemical alternatives, which helps secure superior quality products.
 

Up to 80% less time for soaking and liming for gelatin extraction

Up to 80% less time for soaking and liming for gelatin extraction

Enzymes offer clear advantages during several phases of gelatin production. With enzymes, you can reduce soaking and liming times by up to 80%, reducing costs and increasing capacity. Enzymes offer superior bone-cleaning, improving the quality of raw materials. Yields of gelatine are higher.

Because of the specificity of enzyme action, enzymes offer a controlled process for modification of gelatin characteristics, such as bloom strength.  Enzymes provide gelatin hydrolysates with low ash content and, unlike acid or alkaline hydrolysis, biologically active amino acids. 

Which solution is right for you?

Find the right solution for you in our global portfolio, shown below. To find out more about products available in your region, get in touch with your local Novozymes representative.

Alcalase®
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Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
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Flavourzyme®
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Generation of peptides or single amino acids
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Savory flavor generation
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Neutrase®
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Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
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Savory flavor generation
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Novo-Pro® D
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range*
Working temperature range (°C)*
Quality grade
Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range*
Working temperature range (°C)*
Quality grade

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What could this mean for your business?

What could this mean for your business?

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