Patent Application for Sugar Production

December 16/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- U.S.-based Tongaat Hulett Limited has filed a patent application for structure for use in a sugar making process. The inventors are Meadows David Mark, Smith Leon and Schorn Paul Martin.

Tongaat Hulett Limited filed the patent application on August 18, 2010. The patent application number is 5141/CHENP/2010 A. The international classification number is B01D9/00.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "One aspect of the invention concerns a structure for use in a sugar making process, the structure including a pan and a crystallizer structure. The crystallizer structure includes a crystallizer with an outer wall. The structure is characterized by the fact that the pan is supported above the crystallizer by the crystallizer structure and, in the preferred embodiment, by a vertical extension of the outer wall. Thus, in the preferred embodiment, the outer wall has a lower portion which forms an outer wall of the crystallizer and an upper portion which forms an outer wall of the pan with the outer wall supporting the weight of the pan above the crystallizer. The pan is a continuous vacuum pan or a batch pan for seed generation."

From the December 17, 2010, Prepared Foods' Daily News
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