Sugar production is a major global process in the food industry, an important sector of the economy that contributes to the supply of an essential food for the population. The main sources for obtaining the important raw material are beets and sugar cane. Beet sugar and cane sugar are used in a wide variety of foods and beverages, from candy and baked goods to soft drinks and jams.
In sugar production, efficiency and quality are paramount. Technologies and processes in this area are constantly evolving to increase production capacity while minimizing environmental impact.
In the global sugar industry, various product groups play an important role in making the sugar manufacturing process more efficient and productive. Here are some relevant product groups and their areas of application:
Chemical cleaning agents: Chemical cleaning agents are used in the sugar industry to remove deposits, dirt and organic contaminants from various equipment, pipes and plants. These cleaning agents can be used for both acid and alkaline cleaning processes, depending on the specific requirements and the type of contamination. Like our KEBOCLEAN products or our inhibited cleaners: LITHSOLVENT cleaner
Corrosion protection for acid cleaning: Acid cleaning in the sugar industry often uses acid to remove mineral scale. Corrosion inhibitors are used to prevent corrosion on the metallic surfaces of the equipment. These chemicals form a protective layer on the metals, reducing the risk of damage from the acidic cleaning agents. Here are our proven LITHSOLVENT Corrosion Inhibitors
scale preventers: scale preventers or antiscalants are chemicals used in the sugar industry to prevent the formation of scales on the surfaces of heat exchangers, evaporators and other equipment. These scales can affect the efficiency of the equipment and must therefore be controlled. See, for example, our KEBO DS.
Crystallization medium: Crystallization agents are used in the sugar industry to promote and control the formation of sugar or sugar crystals. The quality and size of the sugar particles can be influenced by the targeted addition of crystallization agents, which plays an important role in the production of crystalline sugar. The KEBO-SLURRY ensures uniform sugar growth.
Defoamers: Foaming can occur in various sugar production processes, which can lead to problems such as reduced throughput or insufficient separation. Defoamers are used to reduce or prevent foam formation by reducing the surface tension of the foam, thus affecting its stability. Our KEBOSPUM series offers the right product for many applications and requirements.
Additives for alkaline cleaning: In addition to chemical cleaning agents, additives such as surfactants, emulsifiers and other additives also play a role in alkaline cleaning in the sugar industry. These additives support the cleaning action by allowing the cleaning solution to interact better with the soils, thus enabling more efficient cleaning. KEBO offers an extensive range ofadditives (also for acid and neutral cleaning).
In the sugar industry, these product groups are indispensable to ensure a smooth and efficient production process, guarantee the quality of the end product and at the same time maintain the service life of the equipment. The dosage and application of these chemicals is usually carried out taking into account the specific needs and conditions of the sugar factories.
The products shown on our website are only a selection of our entire product range. There is no universal remedy for the rapid removal of impurities. Some can be removed well with alkaline agents, others better in the acidic range. The large variety of conceivable cleaning problems and the large number of additives, inhibitors and ready-to-use cleaning solutions offered by us make it advisable to obtain detailed advice before starting cleaning.
The same applies to inhibitors, defoamers, scale preventers, corrosion inhibitors, pickling inhibitors, etc. Depending on the plant, material, product and the type of boiler/cooling water is used, different individual challenges arise. We are well equipped for them.
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On request, we can analyze deposits in our laboratory and develop a cleaning strategy based on our many years of experience, taking into account the conditions on site.