Sugar & Sweeteners

Hosokawa Micron brings a wealth of powder processing expertise to the highly specialised production of sugars and sweeteners.

Sugar is an essential part of our daily carbohydrate intake and sweetening is the most common application within the food and beverages industry. Flow properties, appearance, solubility, dust content, and taste are all important industrial properties of sugar-containing food products.

Sugar, as a generic term, has numerous shapes and applications. Granulated sugar, icing sugar, ultrafine sugar, caster sugar, and instant sugar are just a few examples.

Hosokawa Micron is well-versed in sugar mixing and agglomeration processes, in addition to numerous sugar grinding processes. One example is icing sugar coating, which is used to create a hydrophobic (non-hygroscopic) powdered sugar for decorative purposes in the bakery industry.

Hosokawa Micron Sugar Grinding Process: Sugarplex & Sugarplex Flow

Freshly ground sugar is amorphous, easily absorbs moisture, and forms deposits. Traditional processes necessitate the use of additives or mixers, which are not only space-, time-, and maintenance-intensive, but also require batch production.

The demand for a simplified and flexible process for producing storage-stable sugar via complete recrystallisation is growing all the time.
Hosokawa Alpine faced this challenge and, with the Sugarplex Flow, presents a solution: through innovative process management during grinding, parameters such as defined moisture, precise temperature control, and optimised residence time are perfectly coordinated with one another. The crushed, amorphous sugar crystals can be brought into a stable shape in a controlled manner.

Sugar & Sweetener Industry

To discover more about our processing and containment equipment for the sugar & sweetener industry, please get in touch or click below to view the products.

In-house contract manufacturing

Powders, particles and solids are processed to GMP and ISO 9001:2015 standards for wide-ranging manufacturing industries, from pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, fine chemicals, additive manufacturing and advanced materials, to food and beverages, cosmetics and personal care. To learn more about our contract manufacturing services, please click here.

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