Engineering News | Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/sugar-growers-millers-and-refiners Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:57:22 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Company leads in advancing sugar technology https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-leads-in-advancing-sugar-technology-2019-03-13 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514183 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787230_resized_sugargrowersfeatureboschprojects030191022.jpg NEW DEVELOPMENTS Bosch projects has developed the Lamella Clarifier, that uses a series of inclined plates for fast, effective particle separation and settling 511 287 Company provides solutions to enhance production in sugar sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-provides-solutions-to-enhance-production-in-sugar-sector-2019-03-13 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514187 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787234_resized_sugargrowersbmgtimkenquickflex0320191022.jpg HEAVY DUTY COUPLINGS The Timken Quick-Flex and Vulkan GBN heavy industrial couplings are designed for efficient performance, low maintenance and extended service life 511 287 Trade and Industry committee attends to industry challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/trade-and-industry-committee-attends-to-industry-challenges-2019-03-13 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514176 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787222_resized_sugargrowersfeaturesugarcaneplantation0320191022.jpg LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS The committee acknowledges that factors such as bio-fuels and cogeneration may require legislative changes 511 287 Industry asks government to intervene in crisis https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-asks-government-to-intervene-in-crisis-2019-03-12 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514017 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000786714_resized_sugargrowersfeaturesacanegrowerschairpersongraemestainbank0320191022.jpg GRAEME STAINBANK The South African Canegrowers’ Association believes that government should acknowledge the damage that a sugar tax has had on the economy and the sugar industry 511 287 Commitment to transform rural communities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-producer-committed-to-transforming-rural-communities-2019-03-14 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514345 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787529_resized_sugargrowerssugarmalelanemill0320191022.jpg SHARING THE SWEETNESS Illovo Sugar South Africa makes an economic impact working with small retailers who sell its products within South Africa 511 287 Kilombero Sugar Company relinquishes land to create forest reserve https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kilombero-sugar-company-relinquishes-land-to-create-forest-reserve-2019-03-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514358 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787536_resized_sugargrowerssugarcaneplantation0320191022.jpg PRESERVING NATURE Local communities, representatives of the Tanzania government and the TFCG decided that the Magombera Forest be declared a nature forest reserve 511 287 Vibrating equipment ensures effective sugar processing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vibrating-equipment-ensures-effective-sugar-processing-2019-03-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514387 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787597_resized_sugargrowersfeaturepieteruysvipro3020191022.jpg PIETER UYS The vibrating equipment is made out of stainless steel, which decreases the chances of the sugar being contaminated 511 287 New tech helps mills improve factory control https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-technology-will-help-sugar-mills-improve-factory-control-2019-03-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514473 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787770_resized_sugargrowerssugarmalelanemill0320191022.jpg NEW TECHNOLOGY Sugar mills can use the SMRI-NIRS system to obtain information that can help to better understand and control factory processes 511 287 Welding Alloys South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-alloys-south-africa-2019-03-29 Creamer Media Reporter Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 515156 1553584210 1553810400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000789110_resized_hammers3large1022.jpg 511 287 Local sugar industry struggles to stay afloat https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-sugar-industry-struggles-to-stay-afloat-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505410 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767961_resized_sugarfairplaywideshootprotest1118attributetofairplay1022.jpg UNBALANCED TRADE The world sugar market is distorted by producer country incentives, resulting in production that is surplus to demand 511 287 Delays in biofuel framework hinder industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/delays-in-biofuel-framework-hinder-industry-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505421 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767951_resized_sugarfeaturebioethanoldripsfrompump1118bloomberg1022.jpg SLOW PROGRESS Even if the Biofuels Regulatory Framework is attractive, the first ethanol for biofuel would only reach the petrol blenders by the end of 2021 at the earliest 511 287 Partnership for land tenure rights mutually beneficial https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/partnership-for-land-tenure-rights-mutually-beneficial-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505423 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767958_resized_sugarillovoworkerskzn11181022.jpg WOMEN IN SUGAR More than 65% of those who have benefited from the Illovo Maragra plantation partnership to date have been women 511 287 Welding Alloys South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-alloys-south-africa-2018-12-07 Creamer Media Reporter Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 506477 1543916717 1544133600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000770146_resized_hammers3large1022.jpg 511 287 OLI South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/oli-south-africa-2018-12-07 Creamer Media Reporter Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 506480 1543917026 1544133600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000770151_resized_p31022.jpg 511 287 Sugar dumping remains a crisis for industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-dumping-remains-a-crisis-for-industry-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505415 1548050031 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000775597_resized_0000768678resizedlebogangchaka11181022dylan.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/76851_2018-11-12_fairplay_-_hd_web.mp485159744Anti-dumping organisation FairPlay’s Lebogang Chaka discusses the impact of sugar dumping on the local industry. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd Anti-dumping organisation FairPlay’s Lebogang Chaka discusses the impact of sugar dumping on the local industry. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd Short retention time silo installed in Thailand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/short-retention-time-silo-installed-in-thailand-2018-03-30 Tasneem Bulbulia Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480948 1522048525 1522360800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000713724_resized_boschprojectsshortretentiontimerefinedsugarconditioningsilohvacroomcomprising3blowersand2airconunits0320181022.jpg NEW TECHNOLOGY The newly developed short retention time refined sugar conditioning silo enables reduced residence time of 16 hours, compared with the standard period of between 65 and 72 hours 511 287 Polymer offering diversified into US beet sugar industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/polymer-offering-diversified-into-us-beet-sugar-industry-2018-03-30 Tasneem Bulbulia Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480946 1522048525 1522360800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000713720_resized_vesconitebearingshangerellipticalhangerbearingforsugarapplications02181022.jpg PROCESS SWEETENER The HiTemp 150 hanger bearing is an abrasive-resistant material, ideal for applications that are wearing on traditional materials such as bronze 511 287 Insufficient tariff requires urgent intervention https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/insufficient-tariff-requires-urgent-intervention-2018-03-30 Tasneem Bulbulia Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 481071 1522048525 1522360800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000713933_resized_southafricansugarassociationsugartaxinfographic03181022.jpg PROBLEMATIC The Health Promotion Levy currently being pursued will have an adverse effect on the local sugar market 511 287 Battling threat of sugar tax, excessive imports and low price https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/battling-threat-of-sugar-tax-excessive-imports-and-low-price-2017-12-08 Victor Moolman Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472069 1512454231 1512684000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000694515_resized_dsc00671022.jpg DEDICATED TO SUGAR CANE Large parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, about 360 000 ha, are dedicated to growing sugar cane 511 287 Strand jacks an effective option for sugar mills https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strand-jacks-an-effective-option-for-sugar-mills-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446483 1491980033 1491948000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634036_resized_lovemorebrosstrandjacks032017jpg1022.jpg EFFECTIVE USE OF SPACE Strand jacks are particularly useful in operations with limited space available, such as in sugar mills, which are generally very congested 511 287 Demand grows as centrifugal screen proves its worth https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/demand-grows-as-centrifugal-screen-proves-its-worth-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446218 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Sugar industry reduces haulage costs by R38m https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-industry-reduces-haulage-costs-by-r38-million-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446401 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Need for industry growth must be recognised https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/potential-for-growth-in-s-africas-sugar-industry-must-be-recognised-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446276 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633584_resized_tsbsugarmalelanemill241112duane1022.jpg REMAINING GLOBALLY RELEVANT South Africa needs to protect its positon as a globally competitive producer of high-quality sugar 511 287 Sugar tax threatens sugar industry survival https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-tax-threatens-sugar-industry-survival-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446274 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Online platform advances sustainability in global sugar supply chain https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/online-platform-advances-sustainability-in-global-sugar-supply-chain-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446353 1493198931 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633759_resized_bonsucrosugarcane0320171022.jpg RESPONSIBLE SOURCING Bonsucro Connect will enable buyers to trace their supply and develop robust sourcing strategies to support producers of sustainable sugar cane-derived products 511 287 Expected decline in sugar cane crop https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/expected-decline-in-sugar-cane-crop-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403642 1458291430 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522809_resized_img73561022.jpeg RAIN NEEDED Since November 2014 to date, producers have noted an average decrease of about 60% of the required rainfall 511 287 Drives provide maximum capacity for mills https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drives-provide-maximum-capacity-for-mills-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403803 1458291431 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000523272_resized_2218120981022.jpeg TAILORED DRIVES SEW Eurodrive has reaffirmed its focus to tailoring its motor and gearing options for sugar producers 511 287 Corrosion cures for sugar cane industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/corrosion-cures-for-sugar-cane-industry-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403650 1458291430 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522829_resized_2218121081022.jpeg FILM THICKNESS Plascon ensures that the dry film thickness of the coating meets client requirements, with a full inspection conducted after the application 511 287 Sugar mill focuses on skills development https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-mill-focuses-on-skills-development-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403687 1458291431 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522919_resized_2218120081022.jpeg SKILLS DEVELOPMENT The academy also presents the opportunity to extend the company’s agricultural programmes 511 287 Drought, low oil price weighing down ethanol industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drought-low-oil-price-weighing-down-ethanol-industry-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403654 1458291431 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522844_resized_m13223561022.jpeg DETREMENTAL DROUGHT The end of the current drought will ensure crop production is restored fully 511 287 Sugar mill to bolster operations with broad upgrades https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-mill-to-bolster-operations-with-broad-upgrades-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403783 1458291431 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000523207_resized_tsbsugarmalelanemill2511121022duane.jpg MORE SUGAR IN THE BAG Combined results of upgrade projects at Umfolozi Sugar Mill is expected to increase the overall recovery to an additional 600 t of sugar in the bag 511 287 5.7% decline in half-year revenue for sugar producer https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/57-decline-in-half-year-revenue-for-sugar-producer-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403662 1458291431 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522854_resized_2218119541022.jpeg STRUGGLING MARKET Tongaat Hulett’s various sugar operations’ revenue totalled R5-billion up until September 511 287 Locally produced flocculants provide cost-effective solutions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/locally-produced-flocculants-provide-cost-effective-solutions-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403634 1458291430 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522787_resized_dsc00041022.jpeg SIMON TRESTON The new SENFLOC range of products is suited to the market as it has a unique property in uncurling to reach maximum expansion 511 287 Bittersweet report leads to prompt response from sugar company https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bittersweet-report-leads-to-prompt-response-from-sugar-company-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403920 1458291431 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Nepean https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nepean-2016-03-25 Zandile Mavuso Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 404710 1458632639 1458856800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528782_resized_0000525938turnkeyconveyors1022.jpg 511 287 Electrolysers efficient energy alternative in sugar industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electrolysers-efficient-energy-alternative-in-sugar-industry-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403778 1459777344 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000523185_resized_rtsafricaengineeringnovember2015photoofelectrolyser1022.jpeg HYDROGEN NEL A electrolysers offer complete reliability and flexibility for the end-user, and are a highly cost effective solution to hydrogen generation 511 287 Production decline spurs sugar price increase https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-cane-price-increases-despite-late-rain-season-and-production-decrease-2015-03-27 Pimani Baloyi Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 362898 1427113664 1427407200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000403151_resized_tsbsugarcaneplantationmalelane1311121022duane.jpg INDUSTRY SUPPORT Canegrowers represents about 23 866 private sugar cane growers, many of whom run small family-owned farms 511 287 $82m Zambia sugar project gets under way https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/82m-zambia-sugar-project-gets-under-way-2015-03-27 Pimani Baloyi Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 362904 1427113664 1427407200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000403156_resized_gavindalgleish1022.jpg GAVIN DALGLEISH About 90% of Illovo Sugar Group’s energy requirement is produced through renewable energy 511 287