Enzymes are used in various stages of leather processing not just to speed up the process, but also to provide reliable results. Protease enzymes are used to remove proteins and unwanted scuds from the raw hide.
Baiting enzymes are used in the final leather processing step to soften the leather and make it more flexible. These enzymes add fullness to the leather and produce uniform grains to give it that sheen and stylish finish. Phospholipids and vegetable oils are also used with the enzymes to improve the finish. The results obtained by using baiting enzymes are far better than that achieved using chemicals.