International Sugar Journal
The Blackboard

Analytical work: Precision, accuracy, calibration [Full subscriber]

The final aim of a chemical analysis is to obtain one or more numerical results. Between the recording of measured values and the reporting of numerical results, there are arithmetic […]

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Monthly Snapshot April [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis Raw sugar fell back below 16 cents on the New York futures market, closing on 19th March at 15.89 cents per pound from 16.13 cents on 12th March. […]

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Rising ethanol blending program in India will soak up surplus sugar

The Indian sugar sector used to be a wildcard in the sugar market where periodic swings in output would tip the global sugar price one way or the other. Some […]

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The Blackboard

Gums [Full subscriber]

Three early Blackboards dealt with the ability of sucrose to crystallise, crystal size measurements and the effect of trisaccharides on the sucrose crystal shape. There are other organic compounds which […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to the highest level in nearly four years on 19th February with the March contract rising to 17.91 cents/lb by 1202 GMT after peaking […]

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EU 27 + UK sugar beet sector beset by production challenges in 2020/21

After the turmoil of MYs 2018/19 and 2019/20, MY 2020/21 was expected to mark a recovery for our sector and the end of a “transition”, as the European Commission characterised […]

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The Blackboard

Levers are out, touchscreens are in: How the interface design of BMA’s centrifugals has evolved [Full subscriber]

In the last 150 years, BMA has developed and launched a range of different centrifugal types. With each new model, we have drawn on research and experiences gained in the […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis Raw sugar futures remain in bullish mode with March 21 priced at US¢16.40 on 21st January. On 13th January, New York March ’21 rose to new highs of […]

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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

Market Overview Following a nine-month high of 15.66 cents in late November, the raw sugar futures on ICE was down to 14.30 cents/lb on 16th December. Two developments – one […]

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After an unforgettable 2020, sugar companies need to reset a vision for the future

It goes without saying that the pandemic has been disruptive. However, sugar production in the southern hemisphere has proved resilient in the face of these difficulties, thanks to large scale […]

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