International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market analysis On 22nd June the 15-day average price for the raw sugar at ICE in New York was 12.19 cents/lb while the price that day was 12.21 cents. The […]

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Laboratory chemicals  [Full subscriber]

Horne’s dry lead, consisting of a mixture of 4 parts Pb(C2H3O2)2.PbO and 3 parts Pb(C2H3O2)2.2PbO, was known in 1904. In 1942 Bates noted that basic lead acetate was the most […]

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Rumble in the Pakistani industry as sugar barons investigated

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to engage and exercise governments, in the global sugar industry, one distraction that has been overshadowed has been Pakistan’s government launching an enquiry against the […]

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Animal feeds [Full subscriber]

Aquaculture is a fast growing segment of agriculture. The manufacture of feeds for shrimps or prawns is important in Asia where 90% of the global aquaculture production is found. A […]

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Monthly Snapshot June [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis For the foreseeable future, it is apparent that Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on all walks of life is also distorting the sway of market fundamentals. On 21st May, the […]

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Brazilian millers lumbered with Hobson’s choice1 – expand sugar production

The conventional wisdom says that with most endeavours in life you should always have plan B as a backup. In businesses, particularly so. Where this plan is likely to backfire […]

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Clarifier development [Full subscriber]

Lionnet (2013)  noted that “in 1894  Deming patented a settling tank which was the forerunner of modern continuous clarifiers; Davies in 1936 gave 176 references covering 21 different types of […]

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Covid-19 – Emerging and developing economies hit hardest by supply chain disruptions and opportunistic pricing: Case study – sugar

Coronavirus-related lockdowns have invariably dislocated normality which is increasingly becoming a distant memory. Oil prices have fallen by over half in the recent past and global demand plummeting from lockdown […]

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Vinasse and black liquor: Incineration [Full subscriber]

The Kraft process for paper making from wood pulp was invented in 1879 and used in 1890. In the early 1930s the recovery boiler enabled the recovery and reuse of the inorganic pulping […]

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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market analysis While the combination of market fundamentals and sentiment are informing the sugar price, currently stumbling along at US¢10/lb (as of 20th April), the emerging new normal that is […]

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