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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Optimize degumming of seed oils

Degumming oil doesn’t need to be quite so reliant on chemicals anymore. Our Purifine® phospholipase degumming enzyme increases your oil yield; but also helps you reduce the amount of chemicals in the production while simultaneously reducing energy and water consumption.
Getting more oil out of seeds

How does enzymatic degumming work?

Specifically, Purifine® reacts with phospholipid impurities in oil, leaving the bulk oil untouched. And because phospholipases break phospholipids into water-soluble and oil-soluble fragments, this reduces their ability to form an emulsion - which in turn means less yield loss due to entrained oil. Unlike single PLA 1 or 2 solutions, PLC-based degumming solutions generate highest yields by capturing 1,2 diacylglycerol (DAG) in the oil phase.

Oil degumming the sustainable way

Purifine® reduces the amount of water and energy used in the production process compared to traditional water degumming – which means a smaller carbon footprint. Furthermore, by using our enzymes for oil degumming you can significantly reduce chemicals like phosphoric acid, sodium hydroxide, or usage of bleaching earth.

Market & product

Oils and fats

Oils & fats

Oilseed crushing & refining with maximum value



A unique phospholipase degumming enzyme