ENZYMASE's refined papain is a natural vegetable enzyme
obtained from the mechanical filtration of freshly collected
latex from Carica Papaya tree. The process which was originally
patented around 1970 included several filtration steps under
low temperatures with a final spray drying.
Several modifications were
introduced through the years based on the evolution of separation
and filtration techniques.
The papaya latex is collected by the
farmers owning plantations located at the foot of the Ruwenzori
Mountains, also called the Mountains of the Moon, west of
the Uganda border. An ideal microclimate and a since many
years dedicated population makes this region the best location
on the planet for this labor-intensive job.
Severe quality control on incoming raw
material with perfect identification on area of collection
and preset acceptance limits, provide for best quality assurance.
A fully double circuit cooling system
guarantees freshness right from the start of the process up
to the final drying procedure.
Regular checks on several production parameters such as temperatures,
flow rates, pressures, dry material content and protease activity
are part of the full procedure.
The final spray-drying step (capacity
of 150 l / hr evaporation) is followed by sieving and packaging.
Regular sampling and analysis on microbiology and protease
activity are performed on site by experienced technicians
based on internationally accepted test procedures.
Permanent exchanges between the remote
production site and ENZYMASE allow for fast reporting,
procurement and general information flow.