Process technologies for tomorrow.


Sugar is an important component of our daily carbohydrate intake. The main application in food, including beverages, is sweetening. Important industrial properties of food products containing sugar are flow properties, appearance, solubility, dust content and taste. Besides numerous sugar grinding processes, Hosokawa Micron is very familiar with mixing and agglomeration processes involving sugar. One specific application is icing sugar coating, to produce a hydrophobic (non-hygroscopic) powdered sugar for decorative means in the bakery sector.

Equipment for several processes

Flexomix mixer/agglomerator Flexomix mixer/agglomerator

The Hosokawa Group provides complete solutions for sugar processing, including:

  • Agglomeration with the Flexomix to create an open and easily accessible structure for better solvability (for instance for vending machines or cocoa drink mixtures) and/or improved flow properties (for instance for tablet press for sweets).
  • De-dusting, to decrease risk of dust explosions and improve maintenance intervals of equipment, and coating processes can be carried out using the Cyclomix high shear batch mixer.
  • Gentle homogenization and accurate mixing of sugar containing powder mixes (for instance in the bakery industry) can be carried out excellently in traditional Nauta® conical mixers.
  • For size reduction / milling, Hosokawa Alpine offers the Sugarplex fine impact mill.

All our technologies are designed according to the latest dust explosion prevention standards (ATEX directives). Hosokawa Micron B.V. is also an active EHEDG member and we always take current hygienic engineering guidelines, such as EHEDG and 3-A, into account when designing, manufacturing and implementing food processing equipment.


Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands

Our test and process development centre in the Netherlands offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

We offer process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.


To learn more about our powder process equipment and systems for sugar, contact us:



Hosokawa Micron B.V. is certified according to ISO 14001. Our certification covers all environmental themes of ISO 14001: air, soil, energy, waste, water, noise and hazardous substances. In addition, Hosawa Micron was awarded an EcoVadis Silver Medal for its sustainability achievements. EcoVadis determined that the company was among the top 15% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the special machinery industry.

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