Alpha-amylase, Liquid

Aquazym® 480 L

Aquazym® 480 L is a high strength product suited to most batch and continuous starch cooking processes.

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Key Benefits Safe handling
  • Reduced costs through in-house starch modification

    Modified starch can be costly. With this product, you can develop your own modified starch from native starch in your mill. That reduces your expenses.

  • Increased viscosity control and flexibility

    This product modifies the properties of cooked starch in a selective, controlled way. That gives you greater viscosity control so you can tailor starch properties to exactly suit on-machine application and product performance specifications. Greater viscosity control also means greater flexibility. You can produce pastes with a range of viscosities, suited to various paper or board grades.  

This product contains enzymes. While enzymes are safe to use in consumer applications, they need correct handling in working environments to ensure workers’ safety.

Indeed, repeated inhalation of enzyme dust or aerosols resulting from improper handling may induce sensitization and may cause allergic type 1 reactions in sensitized individuals.


Please follow the precautionary handling recommendations below:

  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray
  • Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or clothing
  • In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection
  • IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing
  • If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or a doctor
  • Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container
  • Dispose of contents/containers in accordance with local regulations


For more safety information, please watch the entire series of safety videos.

How alpha-amylases allow in-house starch modification

Paper mills usually buy modified starch for surface treatment of paper & board. With enzymes they can prepare it in-house for cost and flexibility benefits. 

Surface sizing with starch improves the printability and integrity of the paper surface. Coating adds desirable optical and performance properties. The paper and board industry uses modified starches for surface sizing and as a component of coating color. 

The starch used in the formulation needs to be modified from its native form. This modification gives it the viscosity needed for effective application. Controlled modification with alpha-amylases is an economical alternative to chemical methods. Mills can perform enzymatic modification as part of their own batch or continuous starch cooking processes.

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Reduced costs through in-house starch modification
Increased viscosity control and flexibility
Aquazym® 480 L
Reduced costs through in-house starch modification Yes
Increased viscosity control and flexibility Yes
Reduced costs through in-house starch modification
Increased viscosity control and flexibility