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Biodegradable insulated double wall paper cups

Monday, August 6th, 2018

biodegradable double wall paper cupsAs part of our efforts to cater for customers requiring a biodegradable alternative to disposables, we’ve launched a new range of paper cups. These feature a PLA (Polylactic Acid) inner coating that is completely biodegradable.

Previously if you wanted a biodegradable paper cup you would need to use a single wall item with a sleeve if necessary for the extra insulation. The vast majority of compostable / biodegradable paper cups available in the UK are only single wall. We’re now offering a double wall alternative, this means no extra sleeves required and the same high levels of insulation.

Our range of eco double wall cups take the same standardised lid sizes are the rest of our disposable coffee cup range, 80mm for the smaller (8oz) cups and 90mm for the larger (10oz+) cups.

Samples are available on request – please get in touch with our sales team for more information.

Please see our biodegradable paper cups section for more information: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,38,197,Biodegradable_Paper_Cups.html

New Mixed Design Double Wall Paper Cups

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

For the first time we’re able to offer a disposable paper cup with mixed designs in each sleeve. Traditionally paper cups have a single design per case; hence no variety or variation is possible. This is largely down to the way the cups are produced and packaged on the production line.

Our new mixed design “Barista” cups are available exclusively as a double wall insulated cup. The Barista design is centred on coffee shop atmosphere photography, examples of this are included below. The mixed prints provide a lively and more varied alternative to using either a single print or a plain cup.

This range is available from stock straight away in the usual 8oz (small), 12oz (medium / regular) and 16oz (large) sizes. Please get in touch with our sales team for further information, samples are available on request. Our double wall paper cups can be found at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,7,143,Double_Wall_Paper_Cups.html

Paper Cups for Hot Drinks – Which Do I Choose?

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Paper Cups for Hot Drinks – Which Do I Choose?This is a question we get asked a lot by customers looking to start purchasing paper cups for the first time, we’ve got a sizable range of cups which can sometimes prove bewildering for somebody not familiar with the product.

To many people, all paper cups are created equal, they’re simply a convenient method of serving coffee on the go. There’s actually a lot more to it though; cups can feature extra insulation in the form of a barrier layer or a corrugated outer wrap for example.

The first consideration when choosing a cup is selecting the level of insulation required. The choices can be broken down as follows:

  • Single wall paper cups; the most cost effective type of cup, made from a single layer of PE coated paper. These are a great choice for high volume use, or where you know that black tea / coffee won’t be served (lower temperatures). Even then you can purchase cup sleeves to use with these so customers have the option of adding extra insulation.
  • Double wall paper cups; These paper cups offer an additional layer of insulation, the extra barrier layer traps air between the outer wrap and the cup which makes the cup more comfortable to hold. More expensive than the single wall cups but more cost effective than the ripple cups.
  • Insulated ripple cups; these cups offer the best form of insulation for disposable hot drink cups. A thick corrugated barrier layer offers the greatest insulation against heat, it also has the advantage of keeping your drink hotter for longer.
  • Ultimate triple layer cups; Triple layer cups offer the same advantages as a ripple cup, except with a smooth outer wall. They have the same insulating properties but with an internal wrap rather than external.

Once you’ve selected the most suitable type of cup, you’ll find we offer a large range of different sizes. These break down as follows:

  • Espresso cups; espresso is always served in a small 4oz cup, much shorter and narrower than any other cup type we stock. These are also great for sampling purposes.
  • Small takeaway cups; normally an 8oz serving, this is one of the most common cup sizes we stock. You’ll also find the shorter 6oz size of cup that’s designed for serving the ever popular “flat white”
  • Medium / regular takeaway cups; normally these range from 10-12oz. A standard 12oz cup is the de-facto regular size, but you will also encounter 12oz “squat” cups. These are designed to be shorter to fit under the nozzle of automatic coffee machines.
  • Large / oversize; anything 16oz or larger is considered a large sized portion. We even stock a 20oz (one pint!) cup as an oversize option.

Our full range of paper cups can be found at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,7,0,Hot_Drink_Paper_Cups.html

Please get in touch with any queries you may have regarding our range.

What are Biodegradable Paper Cups?

Friday, January 19th, 2018

biodegradable paper cupsWe carry a range of biodegradable paper cups; the difference between these and the regular range of disposable cups boils down to the material used for the inner lining. All paper cups used in the UK feature some sort of inner lining, this is what gives the cup the ability to hold liquids. Without this lining the cup would absorb water and disintegrate halfway through drinking your morning Coffee!

Traditionally disposable cups use a PE (Polyethylene) lining for this purpose, our range of biodegradable paper cups use PLA (Polylactic acid) instead.  This is a natural substance derived from corn starch, it is not oil based.

Biodegradable cups featuring this corn starch PLA coating can be composted at any suitable facility and they will break down completely naturally.

We also stock matching lids for these cups made from CPLA, again these are 100% compostable items and are not oil based.

Our range of biodegradable cups currently includes hot drinks cups in 4,8,12 and 16oz sizes. We also stock biodegradable soup cups in 8, 12 and 16oz sizes, again with matching compostable lids available.

Our biodegradable paper cups are can be found at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,38,197,Biodegradable_Paper_Cups.html, biodegradable soup cups are on our site at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,38,198,Biodegradable_Soup_Cups.html. Samples are available on request

Double Wall Paper Cups

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Double wall paper cups

We’ve expanded our already extensive range of hot drink cups with the new range of double wall cups. These offer superior insulation to the common single wall type of cup by offering an additional barrier layer. The advantages of this layer are twofold; it helps the drink retain its temperature for longer whilst also making the cup more comfortable to hold. This is especially beneficial with black Tea / Coffee where the drink is much hotter.

These insulated cups are stocked in the popular Black and White styles in small, medium and large sizes (8oz, 12oz and 16oz). In addition, we’re also offering a new range of printed “Barista” design cups with mixed designs per sleeve. Thanks to the smooth outer wall of the double wall cups, it’s possible to use high quality imagery for maximum impact. The prints in this range are all monochrome coffee-house themed, great for front-of-house commercial usage.
Examples of the prints are shown below, all mixed at random in each pack. Samples are available on request, please get in touch with our friendly sales team for more information. You can see details of the double wall paper cups at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,7,143,Double_Wall_Paper_Cups.html. Our full range of paper cups can be found at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,7,0,Hot_Drink_Paper_Cups.html

Barista double wall paper cups

Paper Vending Cups – New 12oz Size

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

12oz prism paper vending cupsNew for 2016, we’ve added a larger 12oz (takeaway regular) size of Paper Vending Cup to our attractive Prism range of cups. This range of single wall cups is specifically designed for use with automatic vending machines; drinks will vend first time every time without any sticking cups.  

In addition to their use with Coffee vending machines, it’s common for these to simply be used as general purpose takeaway cups due to their low cost-per-unit. We also offer travel lids where required. The new 12oz cup accepts the same lid as our regular range of 8oz paper cups (80mm diameter lid)

These paper cups are available as either a small pack of 50 units or a full case of 1,000 cups where higher volumes are required.

Please see our full range of Paper Vending Cups or go directly to the 12oz Vending Paper Cups.

4oz and 20oz Takeaway Coffee Ripple Cups

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Fresh in stock today are 2 new additions to our range of double wall Brown cups, we now stock the following sizes:

  • 4oz – Espresso cups
  • 8oz – Small takeaway coffee cups
  • 12oz – Medium Takeaway cups
  • 16oz – Large Takeaway cups
  • 20oz – Extra-large / jumbo hot drink cups

The 4oz size is designed to co-ordinate with our existing range of insulted Kraft cups.  This style is extremely popular with independent Coffee chains, however we’re frequently asked for a matching 4oz espresso cup to complement the range. This cup allows vendors to serve small espresso shots in the same style of uniform vessel as the regular small, medium and large sized drinks.

We’ve introduced a 20oz (one pint!) cup by popular demand from customers. This extra-large serving has become popular since mid-2012, particularly with commuters. Traditional single-walled disposable cups offer much lower levels of insulation, however with the Kraft cups your drink will stay hot for much longer. These insulating properties mean that it’s possible to have a larger serving that’s still warm towards the end of your drink.

As with all our disposable paper cups, these are both available as a single sleeve (40 cups for 4oz, 25 for 20oz) or a full case (1,000 for 4oz, 500 for 20oz).

Further reading / where to buy:

Inn Supplies (our sister website) also stocks the full range of double wall paper cups

    Insulated Black Ripple Cups – Back In Stock

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

    Due to popular demand, we’re about to take delivery of our new Black Ripple Cups – available in the usual range of sizes from 8-16oz (small to large in takeaway Coffee terms).  We trialled a limited quantity of these items last year, albeit only in a 12oz size. They proved popular with customers looking for a plain insulated cup, but perhaps where the existing Brown Kraft cups didn’t fit in with company branding or colour preference. As a result we’re now holding this full range as a regular stock item.

    For readers unfamiliar with our insulated barrier cups, they are perfect for customers looking to serve hot drinks but without the heat becoming uncomfortable when holding the cup. More traditional single-wall cups are fine for takeaway Coffee use; however they will transmit heat through the side wall when extremely hot drinks are served. There are two ways around this issue, you can either use an additional sleeve on your single-wall cup, or switch to a cup that contains integral insulation. With our Kraft and Black Ripple cups, this is featured on the outside with the distinctive ribbed design.

    The finish is a glossy Black, designed primarily with franchised Coffee chains in mind. This gives customers an alternative to our plain brown Kraft cups or the generic printed “Weave” design cups. The existing range of lids used on our cups are designed to fit this range too, no new lids are required for customers considering switching.

    Samples are available on request. The stock is expected to be available from mid-January, although you can pre-order the items straight away through our website at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,7,147,Kraft_Ripple_Cups.html.

    Mulled Wine Glasses

    Thursday, December 6th, 2012

    Mulled wine is a festive beverage traditionally consumed during the winter months – derived from red wine and seasoned with spices.

    We’re commonly asked for vessel recommendations for drinking Mulled Wine at this time for year – summarised below are our top suggestions to suit mixed budgets and material preferences.

    For customers looking to make their own Mulled Wine, this article from the Guardian is an informative read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/dec/09/how-to-make-perfect-mulled-wine

    Disposable Tumblers (Plastic)

    Where a stemmed glass is required, the 200ml goblets always prove popular. The rigid crystal styrene is not affected by the warm liquid – completely safe for warm drinks. The distinctive stemmed design also makes this an attractive choice for indoor or formal use.



    If a traditional tumbler is preferred then the 8oz airline tumbler is an attractive and convenient choice – these also have the advantage of being easily stackable where larger quantities are required. The 8oz capacity is always the most popular choice for Mulled Wine – glasses are traditionally half-filled with this beverage.


    Paper Cups

    Although many of our paper cups carry generic branded suited to Coffee or Tea, the plain brown Kraft cups in the smaller 8oz size are an excellent choice if you’re serving mulled wine. As these cups are fully insulated you will not feel any excess temperature through the thick outer lining.

    Reusable Glasses

    For customers wanted a stronger or reusable glass, we offer a hot drink cup made from extra-strong Polycarbonate, the same material used for police riot shields!  These glasses are unbreakable, but also look a lot like traditional glassware. Reusable glasses are made from thicker plastic so offer more insulation than disposable tumblers. Polycarbonate is also unaffected by hot liquids – completely food safe and approved for all beverages.

    INGEO Biodegradable Paper Cups

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    In order to offer our customers a complete biodegradable solution to disposable catering supplies, we’ve introduced the eco-friendly range of “INGEO” paper cups.

    You can recycle any of our standard range of single wall or insulted cups, but the biodegradable cups are also completely compostable. Unlike our existing range of hot drink cups which feature a PE (Polyethylene) lining, these cups use a single Poly(lactic acid) or polylactide (PLA) coating instead. The raw material is derived from completely renewable corn starch, this is ethically sourced to have no impact on food prices or supply.

    All of our biodegradable paper cups carry the INGEO biodegradable/compostable logo on a plain white cup. Specifically sourced oxo-biodegradable lids are also available to fit 8-16oz sizes.

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