Hosokawa Alpine presents a new solution for the industrial conditioning of sugar: the Sugarplex SX. The tendency of freshly ground, amorphous icing sugar to absorb moisture in conventional grinding systems can lead to the formation of lumps during storage. Therefore, an additional process step is made necessary during downstream processing. Thanks to the new integrated sugar conditioning unit, the improved Sugarplex SX is perfectly equipped to prevent this: "The targeted regulation of the atmosphere inside the mill serves to shorten the recrystallisation time and completely recrystallised icing sugar is then discharged from the mill. This saves the downstream process steps which have been necessary up to now", explains Dr Ergün Altin, Senior R&D Manager at Hosokawa Alpine.