International Sugar Journal

Raw sugar quality from a refiner’s perspective † [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar quality is a critical factor as it determines raw sugar value and affects the performance of refineries. Refiners are increasingly demanding high quality raw sugar to optimise their own operations. Raw sugar producers need to understand the impact of quality issues on their customer’s (refiners) production. This paper examines the significance of raw sugar quality characteristics and their impact on sugar refining performance. The raw sugar quality criteria such as pol, colour, ash, dextran, filterability, grist and starch are very important to a refiner as they all have an effect on the efficiency and performance of the refinery.…

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