Sunflower Seeds & Sunflower Oil in South Africa
Sunflower seeds are extremely nutritional seeds packed with vitamins, protein, fibers and some of the essential minerals, as well as healthy fats. Sunflower seeds are commonly harvested for being snacks or the production of sunflower oil and cake oil. South Africa is the tenth largest producer of sunflower seeds in the world. The sunflower oil industry is one important economic sector in the country and even with some problems, which will be discussed later, South Africa remains an important importer for both sunflower oil and oilcake. About Sunflower Oil Manufacturing Cost, please contact us to get FREE quotation.
Lately, the South African industry for these nutritious seeds has been pretty volatile in terms of production, while the demand for vegetable oil has increased by almost 40%. The volatility experienced by the production of sunflower seed caused visible fluctuation in the volumes produced. After a few years of ups and downs, lately, production in South Africa has been increasing. South Africa is a major exporter of the seeds for countries like Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, Botswana, and Pakistan (Related Project: 10TPD Sunflower Oil Processing Plant in Uganda >>). The largest factories for sunflower seeds in South Africa can be found in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces. South African domestic production is stable enough to be able to accommodate the local demand, thus most of the sunflower seeds products consumed in the country are produced locally.
Sunflower Oil Extraction Machine South Africa
ABC Machinery has various types of sunflower oil extraction machines that are great for South Africa market. The sunflower oil expeller machine provided by ABC Machinery mainly has four types: single screw oil press, small oil press machine with heating system, automatic oil extraction with vacuum filters, automatic oil making machine with air pressure filters. Below is the main pictures of our sunflower oil machine types. If you are interested in any one, please contact us to get the latest price list.
Main Technical Parameters of Sunflower Oil Machine - ABC Machinery
|Sunflower Oil Machine Type||Capacity||Power||Color||Remark|
|Single Screw Oil Press||60-850KG/H||5.5-30KW||Blue or Customized||/|
|Screw Oil Press with Heating System||60-500KG/H||5.5-4P-18.5-6P||Blue, Silver or Customized||with heating System|
|Automatic Oil Press with Air Press Filters||150-500KG/H||13.6-23.9KW||Silver or Customized||with air pressure oil filter and heating system|
|Automatic Oil Press with Vacuum Filters||150-500KG/H||13.6-23.9KW||Silver or Customized||with oil vacuum filter and heating system|
The sunflower oil machine provided by ABC Machinery has many favorable features. It is compact in design, efficient in oil pressing, convenient in maintenance and operation. Most importantly, it can be also used to process a very wide range of oil-bearing seeds and oil-rich plants, such as peanut/groundnut, palm kernel, cottonseed, soybeans, copra, nigeri seeds, corn germ and more.
For customers from South Africa, we offers the most cheap factory price to help you buy the high quality sunflower oil machine. And every year, we will have engineers and sales to South Africa to visit our customers and help them solve problems they are encountered.
Sunflower Oil Processing Steps
Sunflower oil processing technology is generally divided into two types, physical pressing and solvent extraction. The Small Oil Production Line adopts direct pressing method, and sunflower seed oil press is used for pressing, and the obtained sunflower seed oil is filtered or refined for sale. Sunflower seed oil is usually prepared by prepressing and then solvent extraction in Large Sunflower Oil Factory. Below details the production process in small scale sunflower oil processing plant by physical pressing for your reference.
- Cleaning: Selected sunflower seeds are cleaned or magnetic separated to remove the clods, stalks, leaves, and other impurities.
- Husking: Husking is to improve the oil output and the quality of oilcake, at the same time, reduce wear and tear on oil press machine.
- Flaking: Flaking is to increase the contact area between equipment and oilseeds, which will improve the effect of steaming or cooking and futher to improve the oil yield.
- Steaming or Cooking: Steaming or cooking is to regulate the moisture and temperature of the embryo and finally improve the oil output.
- Oil Pressing: Pressing is the process to squeeze oil out from the raw materials.
- Oil Filtration: Crude sunflower oil is usually filtered to remove the oganic impurities.
- Oil Refining: Most sunflower oil manufacturing plant will have oil refining machine to remove the unhealthy substance in the sunflower oil. We also provide efficient and customized Sunflower Oil Refinery Machine at wholesaling price.
Sunflower Oil Machine in South Africa Working Video
Below is oil pressing process by sunflower oil machine. This types of sunflower oil machine is ideal choice for small scale sunflower oil factory. It can get the high oil output.
Sunflower Oil Production Challenges in South Africa
In terms of challenges, maybe the most obvious one of sunflower oil manufacturing industry in South Africa is the underutilization of the processing capacity of some South African companies. By being able to optimize the production process of the seeds, essential in the oil- making the costs could be significantly lowered, resulting in lower prices for the final customer and higher competitiveness in the market. With a better sunflower oil production system, imports might also improve, generating overall more returns on investment.
Furthermore, the lack of economic empowerment in the country, the social problems which South Africa is still facing and the lack of funding for innovation in such industries are some of the major obstacles to the growth of the sunflower seed industry in the country. There is a need for rapid improvements in yield potential as well, to optimize production at minimum cost and exploiting fully the potential that sunflower seeds carry. So, how much does a manufacturing plant cost? In today's market, a small scale sunflower oil production line, about 5 ton per day or above, may cost about $7,000 or more.
One challenge which the sunflower seed oil industry has to dace is represented by the competition with the more common Palm Oil. Both imports and production of palm oil around Africa have increased in the whole continent. Despite the general perception which tends to see sunflowers not as profitable as maize, all in all, the industry of the sunflower seed oil has a lot of potential and opportunities to offer. South Africa might improve its industry by investing in better technologies and innovation since the plant is well-suited to its climate and its soils. Sunflower is effective in reducing the risk and the impact of droughts on the crops.
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