Microbial protease, Granulate

Novobate® 100 T

Novobate® 100 T improves the quality of your customers' finished leather. It gives tanneries more control over their process. It's suitable for all types of leather and gives pelts a clean, pale and uniform appearance.  


Novobate® 100 T is designed for further formulation.
 

 
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Key Benefits
  • Mild and gentle bating action

    Striking the balance between loosening the grain and damaging it can be a challenge in bating. Your customers also need to ensure their bating process doesn't cause holes, over-thin the leather or make it too loose. This product's mild and gentle bating action helps them overcome all these challenges.

  • Increases softness

    If they weren't removed, the protein components that sit between the leather-making fibers would cement the fibers together. That would make the final leather harder. By removing these components, this product increases softness.

  • Safer bating

    The specificity of the enzyme your customers choose for bating is a key factor in the safety of their process. This product gives them greater control and helps them avoid over-bating. 

  • Improves scud removal for a cleaner pelt

    This product helps remove the small amounts of hair roots, pigment materials and grease left behind after the unhairing and liming processes. It leaves the pelt clean, relaxed and open, ready for pickling/tanning operations.

  • Supports a fine and delicate grain

    By loosening and removing scud, this product provides the basis for a fine and delicate grain. 

How microbial proteases improve bating in tanneries

Microbial enzymes deliver a mild and gentle bating process.  That helps tanneries break down residues of non-collagen protein while minimizing the risk of damage to the leather. 

Bating is the final process in the beamhouse. It makes leather soft and pliable by loosening the grain and increasing tensile strength. Glove leather is highly bated, while shoe sole leather isn't bated at all.  

The goal of bating is to remove residues of non-collagen protein and other interfibrillary material. Proteins consist of polypeptide chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds. Proteases break down these bonds. In that way, proteases help remove the unwanted protein materials. This leaves the pelt clean, relaxed and open, ready for pickling/tanning operations.  

There are challenges associated with the bating process. Tanneries need to ensure bating doesn't damage the grain of the leather or cause holes. They also need to avoid making the leather loose or too thin. 

Traditionally, tanneries used trypsin, a protease extracted from animal pancreases. In recent years, microbial enzymes - produced through fermentation - have been gaining ground. These come from either fungal or bacterial sources.  They deliver a mild and gentle bating process with good scud loosening. The result is a clean, pale and uniform pelt​ with a fine and delicate grain. The final high-quality leather is soft and tight.  

Tanneries can add bating proteases to their standard bating operations. 

Which product 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.

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Mild and gentle bating action
Strong bating action
Increases softness
Safer bating
Improves scud removal for a cleaner pelt
Supports a fine and delicate grain
Fully biodegradable
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Novobate® 100 T
Mild and gentle bating action
Strong bating action
Increases softness
Safer bating
Improves scud removal for a cleaner pelt
Supports a fine and delicate grain
Fully biodegradable
Novobate® 115 T
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Mild and gentle bating action
Strong bating action
Increases softness
Safer bating
Improves scud removal for a cleaner pelt
Supports a fine and delicate grain
Fully biodegradable
Pyrase® 250 T
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Mild and gentle bating action
Strong bating action
Increases softness
Safer bating
Improves scud removal for a cleaner pelt
Supports a fine and delicate grain
Fully biodegradable
Mild and gentle bating action
Strong bating action
Increases softness
Safer bating
Improves scud removal for a cleaner pelt
Supports a fine and delicate grain
Fully biodegradable
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