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Fabio Sousa, Managing Director of Latin American Operations, presents on Sugar processing at Coca-Cola's sweetener workshop.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019 – Manila, Philippines – Purolite’s Fabio Sousa, Managing Director of Latin American Operations, was invited to present at the Sweetener Workshop in Manila, Philippines hosted by The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola’s Director of Ingredients, Global Quality, and Food Safety, Carlos Chapa, invited Purolite to join the conference because of Purolite’s supplier partnership with Coca-Cola.
Attending the workshop this year were many of Coca-Cola's global business segments, as well as other suppliers companies such as Lanxess, Miteco, and Seppelec. The one-week workshop focused on various technologies for processing sugar, including ion exchange and adsorbent media. Fabio’s presentation, entitiled “Sugar Treatment — Processing” highlighted how Purolite’s products are used in decolorization, taste improvement, and odor removal applications in beverage production. Fabio also introduced new application ideas to Coca-Cola, such as water demineralization to replace reverse osmosis with lower discharge rate.
Purolite was recognized by Coca-Cola for our quality products, which have shown superior performance results for sugar processing. Purolite’s Macronet™ products, for example, provide unique solutions by simultaneously utilizing multiple technologies such as adsorption and ion exchange. What it comes down to is that because of Purolite’s solid reputation and performance results, large, recognized companies like Coca-Cola use Purolite’s resins for their process needs.
“I see a potential for large market growth in the sugar and sweetener industry for Purolite in the future. Our products and technology expand far beyond what we have been capable of in the past, and new and more expansive applications are emerging every day. Thank you to Coca-Cola for inviting me to be a part of this event, and on behalf of all of Purolite, we hope to continue to help you find solutions for your process needs,” Fabio remarks about his experience at the workshop.