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DSM launches Maxilact® Smart, a lactase enzyme setting the pace for production efficiency in lactose-free dairy

Delft, NL, 15 Mar 2018 10:00 CET

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today launches Maxilact® Smart, the fastest lactase enzyme on the market. The innovative Maxilact Smart enables a significant increase in production efficiency and capacity, allowing dairy producers to meet the growing demand for lactose-free dairy products.

As the trend towards healthier eating grows, so does consumer awareness for topics like digestive health. Lactose-free dairy has a stand-out health appeal, offering all the nutritional benefits of dairy while being easier to digest. Lactose-free is therefore one of the fastest growing segments in dairy, which creates new opportunities for dairy producers but also drives the need for a faster and more efficient production process.

DSM is proud to introduce Maxilact Smart to enable our customers to grow their business with premium, lactose-free products,” says Merel Roes, Business Manager Milk Enzymes at DSM Food Specialties. “Inspired by feedback from our customers, our lactase experts developed this enzyme to have an impact on efficiency while maintaining a clean taste. Customers have confirmed in their trials that Maxilact Smart enables a double-digit increase in production efficiency by enabling faster production, meaning more throughput in less time.”

Maxilact Smart is the latest addition to DSM’s Maxilact range of lactase enzymes, consisting of pure, unique products that ensure a clean taste. The new enzyme is suitable for a variety of applications including milk and fresh dairy. It is easy to implement in production, and can be added before or after heat treatment. As it positively impacts production efficiency by enabling faster production, it contributes to sustainability objectives as well.

DSM was the first to commercialize lactase in 1964, and has continuously innovated to improve performance and taste. Today, DSM is the leading lactase supplier in the world, providing high quality products as well as in-depth application knowledge and technical expertise to enable healthier, more sustainable dairy for people across the globe.