International Sugar Journal

Managing knowledge workers in sugar factories [Registered]

Ad hoc collaborations that require improvisation, are, at their core, about interdependence. And the data show that it’s in interdependent situations that givers thrive. [A] person who enjoys helping others, when working in a team, has the ability to make the team better and really multiply the team’s success in a way that, ideally, reverberates to benefit everyone in the team.”

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With sugar companies going out of business in Brazil – is this a good time for rich pickings? [Registered]

For the past three years, there has been a contraction in the Brazilian sugar industry, as the number of sugar mills operating has dropped from the peak of 441 to […]

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“True” Sucrose [Registered]

The use of pol as an estimate of sucrose has been, and still is, one of the most useful practices in the sugar industry. Its limitations were however well known; […]

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Monthly Snapshot – June 2014 [Full subscriber]

ISJ’s editor talks through the June 2014 sugar market movements.

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Leuconostoc mesenteroides [Registered]

“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperilled in a hundred battles “said Sun Tzu, a Chinese military strategist of the 6th century BC (Anon, […]

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ASEAN Economic Community 2015 – Opportunity for Thailand, challenges for Indonesia and Philippines [Registered]

But it is equally apparent, that for sugar producers like Philippines, the competitive threat is forcing it to modernise and restructure its industry to raise productivity both in field and factory. The sugar industry, working together with the Sugar Regulatory Administration realizing that about 90% of the country’s cane farms are small farms of 10 hectares

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Effluent [Registered]

Dealing with effluent may not be a favourite activity for technologists but it is an essential one. Effluents from mills and refineries are not generally toxic; the main organic constituents […]

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Chromatography [Registered]

The word “chromatography” comes from the Greek “chromos”, colour and “graphein”, to write. It describes a group of similar separation techniques depending on how fast a substance moves in a […]

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Silica [Registered]

“Although silicon (Si) is one of the most abundant elements found in the earth’s crust, it is mostly inert, and only slightly soluble and available to plants. With the exception […]

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