The Sugar industry continues to be dynamic in size and structure. U.S. sugar is an important part not only of the U.S. agricultural sector, but also of the global sugar economy in terms of production, consumption and trade. Currently, the U.S. cane sugar industry has 34 raw cane mills distributed in the growing areas: Florida, 7; Louisiana, 19; Texas, 1; Hawaii, 6; and Puerto Rico 1. These facilities vary in capacity with the mills in Florida having an average daily crush capacity of 20,000 tons per day versus the mills in Hawaii which average under 10,000 tons. Growing and converting both, cane and beet, to consumable sugar involves growing, harvesting, crushing, extracting cane /beet juice, purifying, filtering, crystalizing, separating, and packaging in sugar mills and factories. Juice is pressed from the freshly harvested sugar cane by a series of high pressure rollers. Water is added to improve the extraction and the remaining fiber is used as a clean source of renewable energy. The clarified juice is subjected to fine filtration to remove any remaining solids and to sterilize the juice. The washed juice is heated with steam to evaporate the water, concentrating it into a sweet, golden syrup. The cane juice syrup is then “seeded” with tiny sugar crystals and carefully boiled in a large vacuum pan. The crystals grow, forming a rich mixture of crystals and molasses. The mixture of crystals and molasses is separated in a basket centrifuge to spin out the molasses. The golden crystals from the centrifuge are dried, cooled and circulated with dry air before packaging.

ICI is well positioned to provide sugar mills and factories with equipment and spares for every stage of the production process. Through long-standing manufacturer relationships, ICI is able to procure any material as needed. ICI leverages its purchasing power to meet client budgetary needs.

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