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What is rice flour milling?

It is an industrial process where rice grains, usually broken, are fractionated to turn into flour. These are reduced by impact, shear, friction, or abrasion, producing minute and fine rice particles with specific appearance and cooking characteristics.

Rice milling hidden principle:

Rice flour milling is not primarily about rice and flour but about profitability.

We actively participate in the agro-industrial guild; Our main objective is transforming products by developing innovative projects for the agricultural sector and its players. Our extensive knowledge over time in this sector and the continuous interaction with the global rice industry feed our great challenge of evolution, providing optimal solutions for the industry and the country. We increasingly perceive the importance of adding value to the milling process chain.

Nowadays, we focus on generating value for by-products. This issue competes and concerns all active participants in the rice industry; Farmers, industrialists, and plants: How to generate value through three by-products derived from rice? Grains, rice bran, and rice hulls.

In our industry, paddy rice transforms into white rice, the form in which we usually find it in the markets for consumption. For this, grains are subject to forces of great magnitude that can fragment or break structurally weaker grains.


Reasons for not producing flour with our broken rice. Reasons to produce flour from our broken rice.
We learn how to process rice without breaking it, but not how to obtain flour from this product. Nowadays, electronic sorting, multi-step bleaching systems, and plant automation are integral and essential elements in our industries.
In our region, the rice flour markets are small and underdeveloped. Producing more flour could lower its selling price. Concernings on excess supply, causing market-prices to fall, is only valid in markets where production is not constrained.
Nowadays, there are only regional markets, and it is necessary to develop other markets. We would probably have to develop our markets, but very few. The key is to be a pioneer, and it is easier to establish your market than to take it away from others.
Many companies are not used to trading their products and use brokers and agents to do business. To market our products, we may engage in marketing. The earning potential is great enough.
Some processing plants are too small to supply local marketplaces. Risk always exists for any new business strategy other than direct expansion. We must take the potential benefits; otherwise, we will never see them.
Exploiting rice by-product markets requires capital investment, time, and work and is not risk-free. Smaller mills may partner with one or more of their competitors to supply the rice flour market.

SuperBrix understands the need for high yields of whole grains in the rice milling process; therefore, we offer equipment with the highest quality, efficiency, and price standards. Our innovative techniques keep generating value.

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William N Bond
Rice processing specialist – consultant

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