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Sugar beets season

Week number 67-41

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Sugar beets are raised mechanically and by hand. The beets are delivered at a sugar factory in Halfweg by boat and by lorry, where they're shot into the factory using a water cannon. They're cleaned and cut up into pieces. Then the sugar is taken out of the pulp by using diffusion and the thin juice is then reduced to thick juice. This is then evaporated until a pulp of sugar crystals remains. In centrifuges the syrup is separated from the sugar. The sugar is cooled and put into packages of one kilogram.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 October 1967
Length:
02:02

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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