Você sabia que rações animais, drágeas de medicamentos e aquele fluido utilizado para realçar a cor preta no pneu do carro contêm açúcar? Além de adoçar o café nosso de cada dia, o mais doce dos insumos está presente em diversos produtos, na forma sólida ou líquida. E essas aplicações industriais irão determinar o tipo de açúcar que será produzido.
As 34 usinas sócias da Copersucar fabricam os açúcares branco e bruto, cujo principal diferencial, além da cor, é sua pureza, medida pela quantidade de sacarose. Com 99,7% de pureza, o açúcar cristal branco é próprio para o consumo humano e serve como ingrediente para a indústria alimentícia e de bebidas, na produção de balas, confeitos e refrigerantes, por exemplo (veja o infográfico abaixo). Já o açúcar cristal bruto, que atinge 99,5% de pureza, é utilizado comercialmente como matéria-prima relacionada a processos fermentativos para a produção de polióis, lisina, glutamato monossódico e ácido cítrico, entre outros. Também é possível a aplicação na indústria de alimentos, mas exige processos industriais mais robustos nas instalações dos clientes.
O gerente de Vendas – Açúcar Mercado Interno da Copersucar, Marcelo Soares, explica que as diferentes aplicações do produto demandam processos distintos. “Para ser consumido como ingrediente, o açúcar bruto tem de passar por etapas de reprocessamento, o que, conforme a aplicação, nem sempre é necessário ou interessante economicamente”, esclarece.
Fábrica de Açúcar
Na usina, tudo começa nas moendas, onde é feita a extração do caldo da cana-de-açúcar. O líquido extraído na primeira moagem, que tem melhor qualidade porque concentra a maior quantidade de sacarose, passa por diversas etapas de tratamento (confira abaixo), a fim de atingir a especificação necessária à aplicação desejada. Eliminadas as impurezas solúveis e insolúveis, o caldo é enviado para ser processado na unidade da usina conhecida como Fábrica de Açúcar.
Na Fábrica de Açúcar, a massa obtida ao final do processo de cristalização, formada por cristais de sacarose e mel, é submetida à centrifugação. Na centrífuga, a tela que reveste o interior deixa passar o mel e retém apenas os cristais de açúcar.
Nesse momento, o açúcar branco é lavado na centrifugação, com jato de água de elevada pressão. Já o bruto, dispensa a lavagem. O açúcar segue, então, para a secagem, o envaze e armazenamento. “Quando temos parâmetros controlados em função de sua aplicação final e processos industriais eficientes e seguros, podemos assegurar a qualidade do açúcar. Nosso esforço é garantir o produto adequado, que atenda aos mais rigorosos critérios de segurança alimentar e sustentabilidade”, conclui Marcelo Soares.
O açúcar das refinarias
O açúcar tipo bruto é o utilizado como matéria-prima para refinarias. Ele passa por um processo muito semelhante ao realizado nas usinas. “É como se voltasse ao início do tratamento do caldo da cana. A diferença é que dispensa a etapa de concentração, pois o produto já é dissolvido com o nível de concentração de sacarose definido”, informa Marcelo Soares.
As refinarias produzem o açúcar cristal refinado e o açúcar líquido (que é refinado, mas não cristalizado), ambos muito utilizados pelas indústrias farmacêutica e de bebidas pela altíssima concentração de sacarose (99,98% de pureza).
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This Policy comes into effect on November 26, 2020.
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I – Which Personal Data is collected and for what purpose is it treated?
Copersucar treats Personal Data, understood to be data that enable an individual to be identified or to become identifiable (“Personal Data” or “Data”).
Copersucar collects and treats Data on its various interfaces in the normal course of its business.
Thus, it collects the Personal Data of employees, customer representatives, partners, service providers, and suppliers etc. The list of data collected may include: Identification data, contact data, browsing data (cookies, IP addresses), geolocalization, devices, health data (this is considered sensitive Personal Data), biometric data and other data required from time to time for undertaking transactions under Copersucar’s responsibility. The list of data collected may vary according to the relationship existing between Copersucar and the owners.
II – Method and duration of the treatment
Most of the Personal Data that Copersucar processes provided directly by the owners for one of the following reasons:
All Personal Data collected is treated and stored for as long as necessary for complying with the purposes described in this Policy, as well as complying with the legal or regulatory obligations, also bearing in mind the occasional need to use it in legal, administrative or arbitration proceedings.
This, therefore, justifies the retention of Personal Data on our bases, under the same security and protection mechanisms employed in the case of Copersucar information.
III – Parent Company Contact Information
Additional Information, doubts or requests about this Policy can be clarified by the party in charge of protecting Personal Data, using the form available at e-mail address: https://privacy-central.securiti.ai/#/dsr/a176f0d7-3d78-443e-926c-4c304bd8618d or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, or a letter to the following address: Avenida das Nações Unidas, No. 14261, Wing A-1, 12th floor, room 09, Postal Code: 04794-000 (care of Copersucar S.A.).
The party responsible for Copersucar is Certsys Tecnologia da Informação Ltda, a duly constituted company with its principal place of business at Rua Doutor Rafael de Barros, 209, Suite 132, Paraíso, São Paulo/SP Postal Code, enrolled with National Corporate Taxpayers Register (CNPJ) under no. 08.821.745/0001-23.
IV – Information about the shared use of data by the parent company and the purpose
Copersucar can share Personal Data with its subsidiary companies and suppliers, if necessary, when conducting its operations and/or meeting its obligations. This sharing involves establishing the parties’ rights and duties, so as to prevent Personal Data being used in a manner other than that stipulated by Copersucar and/or that violates the applicable privacy legislation.
In certain circumstances, at all times with due regard for prevailing legislation, Copersucar may be legally obligated to share Personal Data in response issues raised or legitimate requests.
V – Responsibility of the agents responsible for treatment
In treating Personal Data, Copersucar implements security measures considered sufficient for protecting it, such as:
Copersucar makes an effort to protect the Personal Data it handles, but there is no guarantee that this data is immune to improper access by unscrupulous persons.
Copersucar is not accountable for acts by third parties other than its traders or employees going about their work.
When accessing the Copersucar web site where there are fields for user login and password, the user is responsible for keeping their passwords and logins confidential. Copersucar is entitled to assume that aby person accessing the site using a login and password attributed to a user has the right to do so. Usually will be totally responsible for the activities of any person accessing the site using a password attributed to them, even if that person is not in fact authorized to do so by the user. Whenever there is reason to suspect that their password is being used without authorization, the user should change the password immediately.
In this respect, users are recommended to take the necessary precautions surrounding the confidentiality of their Personal Data when using the site and the internet as a whole.
The function of the user’s password is to protect their account against it being used by third parties and, therefore, Copersucar always suggests: (i) that users use strong passwords that are solely for accessing the digital environments of Copersucar, (ii) that this password is never shared with third parties, limiting access to their computer and browser, and (iii) that users log off from their accounts after using the services.
VI – Owner’s rights
The owner of the Personal Data enjoys the following rights in regard to their data, insofar as those rights are recognized under the applicable laws:
It is possible to exercise these rights by contacting us by sending a request to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
VII – Data of Minors
We do not deliberately collect Personal Data of children under the age of 13 (thirteen) years or those under the applicable age limit (“Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, do not use the Copersucar services and do not provide any Personal Data.
If you are the parent of a minor and you discover that your child has provided Personal Data to Copersucar, contact us using the available at the e-mail address or via the e-mail account email@example.com.
If we become aware that we have collected the Personal Data of someone under the age of 13 (thirteen), we will take reasonable measures to remove their Personal Data.
VIII – Contact information
In case of any additional doubts, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IX – Amendments to this Policy
We may occasionally amend this Policy. When we make material changes to this Policy, you will be duly notified, according to the circumstances, for example, by displaying a notice on the main page of https://www.copersucar.com.br or by sending an e-mail to contacts registered in our services.
X – Final provisions
Copersucar, at its sole discretion, may modify the terms and conditions in this Notice, including, but not limited to, situations arising from compliance with legislation, alterations to the products and services, or by the rollout of new technological tools. For greater security and within the principle of transparency, any updates to the Privacy Notice will be made known to the owners on the Copersucar site (www.copersucar.com.br). Copersucar takes no responsibility for problems arising from delays, interruptions or blockages in the transmission of information sent to its e-mail address.
This Policy was last updated on November 26, 2020.