Sugar has become an indispensable part of our lives. Every day we consume sugar in one or the other way. It has almost become synonymous with sweetness. We call it sugar, and in chemical terms, it is known as ‘sucrose.’ Since the world likes sugar for its sweetness; some plants are grown commercially to extract the sugar, among which sugarcane is very prominent. Sugar is a significant source of energy, as well.
History of sugar
The history of sugar comprises many layers, but some plant remnants suggest that sugar evolution has a link to South East Asia. Though, still, people are researching deeply to find the truth. If we go with the present pieces of evidence, the origin can be dated back to 8000 BC. It is said that about some 3500 years back, the crop was widespread near the Indian and Eastern Pacific Oceans. Although chemically refined sugar got its existence near about 2500 years before. Then the technique got new places like China and Persia. Later the Portuguese found Brazil to be the place where they could carry out refinement on a large scale. Here they established a slave-based economy. After that, near 1647, sugarcane introduced in the Caribbean, which ultimately led it to Western Europe. Later sugar culture slowly found grounds in other parts of the world as well. If we see sugar in the Indian context, then one can find its mention in the Atharva Veda as well.
Sugar Industry worldwide
A report says that sugar is the third most valuable crop in the world after cereals and rice. Sugar production is rapidly growing, and reports suggest that countries like India, EU, Brazil, and Thailand together account for more than 50% of sugar production globally. An interesting fact is that India is the largest sugar consuming country and 2nd largest producer of this sweet product. Since Brazil has been the center for sugar production for ages, it still tops the chart in sugar production.
India Sugar Industry
According to a report, the Indian sugar industry will dominate the world market shortly. Most probably, in the year 2020-21, India will produce approximately 30 million tonnes of sugar. Few reports suggest that the sugar industry in India supports more than five crore sugarcane farmers, which is a considerable number itself. On the other hand, World Sugar Organisation is also expecting a decent growth in India’s sugar production. A news report also draws our attention to the fact that during the year 2019-20, India had become the largest exporter.
Uses of sugar
Apart from the sweetness and taste, sugar is used across verticals. It is used in medicines for coating and texturing, along with adding flavour to them. It is also used in beauty products, especially in cosmetics, due to its exfoliating properties.
It is also helpful in pest control. Moreover, it is also used to make ethanol, which is an additive in gasoline. In addition to all these uses, it applies to many other things.
Proposed Packaging from Knack
Sugar is one of the most utilized products in the household. Just like the sugar, which adds sweetness in life, we add sweet satisfaction to the client’s needs. Knack Packaging utilizes the best materials for producing sugar packaging bags. We provide a wide range of bags for Sugar; It includes the BOPP laminated PP woven bags in the 5kg to 50kg categories & two variants of handle bags; Top opened bottom stitched and the Top open bottom gusseted bag in the 5kg to 10kg pack sizes. We offer standard Circular Woven construction mainly for this product & we have developed various customized bag types also for this industry as we are specialized in the same.
- Our sugar packaging is designed in a way that provides flexibility to the packaging and makes them incredibly sturdy and cost-effective.
- Our sugar packages safeguard the sugar from anyany contagious elements, moisture, and foul smell.
- We make sure to use steadfast materials for packaging of sugar to keep it free from dust and moisture.