Sugar Refiner Case Study

The client:

We at Marcote work with one of the world’s largest refiners and marketers of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of 6 million metric tons of sugar.

The problem:

Our client had a sticky situation that was causing major headaches. As sugar was flowing through their Bagging Machines it was beginning to stick and build up on the surfaces.
The sugar per bag is weighed via these machines, so this build-up of sugar was leading to incorrect weights being distributed to the bags.

The solution.

Our client had tried numerous commercially available mainstream coatings to solve the problem without success, but thanks to our expertise we were available to develop a coating in-house specifically for this client. This new coating was both non-stick and abrasion resistant to withstand the coarseness of the sugar.

The results.

The impact of our solution was a reduction in build up for both Dark Soft Brown sugar and Light Soft Brown sugar, helping to improve the accuracy and consistency of the bagging process.

Products We Use for Non-Stick Coatings


Application of our non-stick coatings not only make your parts easy clean but reduce down time and improve hygiene, flow rate and product release. They are suitable for most environments with operating temperatures of -70°c to 300°c and our range of moisture and oven cure systems means we can apply non-stick coatings to a variety of substrates. These systems are operated regularly and the application process can be completed in five working days.

Products we use include:

Common Uses for Non-Stick Coating


  • Conveyor belts
  • Commercial bakeware
  • Weigh pans
  • Chutes
  • Heat Seal Bars
  • Moulds

Overview of performance properties

  • Non-stick
  • Low Friction
  • Cryogenically Stable
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Hydrophobic
  • Heat Resistance

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