Metalub portfolio offers comprehensive solutions to beet sugar producers. In beet sugar processing, quality and consistency are vital —that’s why we’re one of the most trusted names in the industry. Metalub offers a specialized range of process chemicals (all natural preservative replacement, defoamers, scale inhibitors, viscosity reducers etc) to improve product quality and yields.
Sugar plants sanitation is an important cretiria in the manufacturing process. Certain bacteria (Leuconostoc species) can lead to loss of sucrose in the juice by inversion, slime formation, and bad odor impacting final product quality. Metalub biocides directly address these conditions, preventing purity drop in the juice due to sucrose loss by inversion and controlling slime build up and bad odor.
Foam is a major nuisance during sugar production, unregulated foam levels can result in lower production rates, unsafe working environment, and even production shut down. Metalub has developed together with its customers defoamers for different applications and conditions. Our defoamers for washing and transport water are frost resistant, non-sensitive to pH changes, and will remain in the recirculating water for prolong periods. Metalub defoamers for sugar extraction exhibiting high performance at target temperatures ranging 40-90 Celsius, not sensitive to hydrolysis and will maintain effective through the entire process. All of Metalub defoamer comply to latest EU and US regulation and are Kosher (also for Passover) and HALAL certified.
At the sugar industry process equipment scaling and under deposit corrosion are serious problems of sugar plants especially at the evaporators. Heavy scaling occurs all along the evaporation line where the thin juice must be concentrated before crystallization. Without any treatment scaling is responsible for progressively dropping the production capacity and increasing the manufacturing costs and the demand of energy. At the final stage the sugar mill must be shut down for cleaning. Scale inhibitors are necessary to inhibit the deposition taking place in the different evaporators’ bodies. Metalub scale inhibitors are particularly recommended in beets sugar mills whenever the scale formed is mainly based on calcium carbonate, calcium oxalate and calcium sulfate. Optimization of the treatment with Metalub scale inhibitors is generally reached by injecting the product in different injection points of the evaporation bodies.
|Water based adhesives||VOC-free and silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for aqueous coatings, adhesives, and paper coatings. Optimal effect despite addition of smallest amounts only. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|Water based adhesives||Silicone-free, polymer-based defoamer with anti-popping properties for aqueous adhesives. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|aqueous emulsion systems. highly effective against microfoam||VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous adhesives and sealants emulsion systems which is highly effective against microfoam. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|aqueous emulsion systems. incorporation into let-down||VOC-free silicone defoamer on the basis of an emulsion for aqueous emulsion adhesives, and paper coatings. Preferred incorporation into let-down. Easy to incorporate. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|All-purpose defoamer, easy to incorporate||VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous dispersion adhesives. Compatible defoamer. All-purpose and easy to incorporate. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|APEO-free. Contains silicone||VOC-free defoamer on the basis of mineral oil for aqueous emulsion systems. APEO-free. Contains silicone. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|solvent-borne and solvent-free systems||Silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems. Standard defoamer for many different applications. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|All-purpose for long-term stability in cold and hot storage||VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous wood, architectural and industrial coatings and adhesives. Extremely all-purpose. The finished coating has outstanding long-term stability in cold and hot storage. Easy to incorporate. Suitable for clear coatings, pigmented systems and all common types of application. Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.|
|Mineral oil all-purpose. rapid deaeration and good persistence||Mineral oil based, excellent general purpose defoamer for water based coatings. It can be added during grind or letdown phase.Product imparts rapid deaeration and good persistence|
AEROPEC is a producer of high quality defoamers according to EU and US regulatory and environmental requirements.
AEROPEC Incorporation (‘AEROPEC’) is a young company. It has grown to become a leading defoamer producer with annual sales in 2014 of over 2.5 million KGS worldwide.