Elastase-active enzymes, Granulate

NovoCor® AX

NovoCor® AX is an enzymatic solution that gives your customers improved cutting yield with no detriment to quality. That means more value for money. 


NovoCor® AX  is designed for further formulation.

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Key Benefits Description
  • Reduces solvent and surfactant usage in dry cleaning

    In small skins from goats and sheep the fat is embedded between the grain surface and the corium. That makes it very hard to remove. BOWE dry cleaning machines use costly solvents and surfactants. With Novocor ADL®, your customers can reduce solvent and surfactant usage for cost savings. 

  • Batch-to-batch uniformity

    Residual grease leads to inconsistent dyeing, and a range of other quality issues. These affect batch-to-batch uniformity. By minimizing residual grease Novocor ADL® gives your customers greater batch-to-batch uniformity. 

  • < 5% residual fat content for sheepskin nappa

    When processing small skins from goats and sheep, many tanneries aim for a maximum residual fat content of 5%. Novocor ADL® helps them achieve their goal for sheepskin nappa. 

  • Improves waterproofing effect

    This product breaks down fat to make it more mobile. That means it can distribute itself evenly throughout the pelt, rather than gathering to prevent uniform distribution of waterproofing products. Even fat distribution also means that traditional degreasing with surfactants can be reduced or eliminated. This facilitates the production of waterproof and low fogging stock. 

  • A more sustainable process

    Stonewashing with pumice creates substantial amounts of sludge. This has an environmental impact and lead to high treatment costs. With products in this family you can avoid these costs and reduce your mill's environmental footprint. 

Improper or inadequate processing can result in losses in the usable cutting area. Novocor AX®  relaxes the hide without making it too loose. The result is increased area yield and no negative effect on the cutting yield. 

How an elastase-active enzyme works in leather area expansion

Intact elastin in wet blue prevents relaxation of the grain layer. That reduces area. Elastase-active enzymes partly degrade the elastin to increase area and improve softness. 

Elastin is a retractile protein concentrated in the grain layer of hides and skins. Intact elastin tends to prevent the relaxation of the grain layer. That reduces the area of wet blue hides.

Due to its amino acid composition, elastin isn't tanned during chrome tanning. That's why tanneries need elastase-active enzymes on tanned wetblue. 

These enzymes partly degrade the elastin. The results are increased area and improved softness, with no negative impact on strength.  Elastase-active enzymes can also  increase the cuttable area into the normally loose belly area. That leads to an even larger improvement in area.  

NovoCor® AX is an enzymatic solution that gives your customers improved cutting yield with no detriment to quality. That means more value for money. 


NovoCor® AX  is designed for further formulation.

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