International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot November [Registered]

Market overview Rise in sugar prices gradually during October seems to belie market fundamentals of persistent global surplus. On 22nd October sugar price was 13.93 cents/lb. This compares with 9.91 […]

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Near infra-red spectroscopy [Full subscriber]

Some basic principles In an excellent article Davies (2018) noted that when one holds one’s hand out to a burning fire one “feels” heat being emitted.  The fire gives out […]

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Global surplus, low prices and diversification

In the recent past, right across the global sugar sector, many sugar companies, big and small have been hit by low prices amidst global surplus. For many of these companies, […]

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Abstracts from the proceedings of the 2018 South African Sugar Technologists’ Association’s annual conference : Factory papers [Registered]

Sugar Industry The business of disruption: the ripple effect of game changing technologies Bronwyn Williams Flux Trends, 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa [email protected] From the advent […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market overview On 22nd August, the sugar price dropped to 9.91 cents/lb, down 18.1% on the year and down 43.5% since August 22, 2016. By 20th September, the price had […]

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Cross-subsidies, export subsidies, cant!

The sugar sector is one of the important agro-industries, particularly in emerging and developing economies where its support for rural development is fairly important. Globally, the industry is not informed […]

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Monthly Snapshot September [Registered]

Market overview Sugar futures declined on 17th August to settle at their lowest in more than 10 years, amid forecasts of a record surplus this season and another year of […]

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An SJM target recovery [Full subscriber]

A number of cane payment systems involving cane quality have been developed and are used in industry (Saranin, 1975). The same comments apply to parameters used for assessing factory performance. […]

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Clarifier muds to the diffuser [Full subscriber]

The concept of sending clarifier muds to the extraction plant for disposal with bagasse is not new.   van Hengel and van der Waal (1999) note that it was applied in […]

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WHO’s mistaken about sugar and salt

Lest we forget, the ongoing demonization of sugar by health advocates, who arguably have misused science to advance their cause, was preceded by another group of health advocates who said […]

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