What are Biodegradable Paper Cups?

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

Biodegradable Plates, Sugarcane and Bagasse Explained

January 12th, 2018

Biodegradable paper platesWe’re commonly asked for more information on our popular range of Sugarcane items, what they’re made from, what they feel like, why they’re biodegradable etc. Our entire line of Sugarcane products are made from a substance called Bagasse; this is a by-product of crushed sugarcane and has traditionally been considered a waste product. For every 10 tonnes of sugarcane produced, there is around 3 tonnes of waste Bagasse, this can now be pressed and pulped into biodegradable board products such as plates and bowls.

Bagasse has fantastic eco-friendly credentials; its production has no additional impact on natural resources and is 100% compostable + biodegradable. It requires no additional plastic coating, which has traditionally been an issue with the more common PE (polyethylene)  coated paperboard style of plate. As the sugarcane plates are a 100% natural composition, they will naturally break down over time, they’re completely compostable.

In terms of the product itself, it’s best described as a matte-effect heavyweight card material in texture, much thicker than a standard disposable plate and feels more substantial. It’s a highly rigid product, making it very well suited to scenarios which call for a disposable plate or bowl, but also require a premium and more heavyweight product. We always recommend a sugarcane / Bagasse product where the customer intends to serve meal sized quantities of hot / oily foods for example.

We stock a whole range of items in this material including:-

  • Round plates (6, 7, 9 and 10” sizes)
  • Square plates (15, 20 and 26cm sizes)
  • Bowls (12 and 16oz sizes)
  • Food containers (Various sizes)

All these items can be safely used in the microwave; they can even be refrigerated and frozen making them a great choice for environmentally friendly takeaway use.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have on this or any other range we stock, simply get in touch for more information. You can see our range of biodegradable plates and other tableware at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,38,0,Biodegradable_Tableware.html

Disposable Paper Bowls

December 22nd, 2017

We’re commonly asked for an ‘economy’ alternative to the high quality Bagasse / Sugarcane bowls, as such we’ve launched 2 brand new products. These are made from the same PE (Polyethylene) coated paperboard as our standard range of paper plates but formed into a bowl shape instead.

These are available in 2 sizes; a 16cm / 6” small sized bowl and a 19cm / 7.5” larger sized item. They’re designed to complement our range of economy disposable paper plates, great for high volume or outdoor catering use.

The paper bowls feature a PE coating, this means that you can serve liquids such as soup and oily snacks without the risk of the item leaking or losing its integrity.

You can purchase these as either small packs of 50 or a full case (250 or 600 for the small and large sizes respectively).

You can find our range of Disposable Paper Bowls at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,9,218,Disposable_Paper_Bowls.html

16cm Small Paper Bowls

16cm Small Paper Bowls 19cm Large Paper Bowls

19cm Large Paper Bowls

19cm Large Paper Bowls

New Paper Napkin Colours

December 15th, 2017

33cm Lime Green Paper NapkinsFresh in today are several new colours for our range of disposable paper napkins.  By popular demand we’ve added the following additional colours to our 33cm 4-fold range:

  • Lime Green – A bold light Green colour
  • Purple – Pale shade with a hint of Lilac
  • Yellow – Sunburst Yellow, very bright.
  • Orange – A vibrant light variety of Orange

These are the same high quality items as the rest of our napkin range, made from thick durable 2ply paper tissue and designed to be soft and absorbent. These are all the most common 4-fold variety of napkin, 33cm when unfolded / 16.5cm as packaged, perfect for side plate usage or with snacks.

We’re always keen to listen to feedback on our product range, if there’s a colour you’d like to see that we don’t stock then please feel free to get in touch. You can find these products on our Paper Napkins page at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,13,0,paper_napkins.html

Double Wall Paper Cups

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

2018 Christmas Break and Delivery Schedule

December 2nd, 2017

Our office close for the festive break on Friday 21st December at 12 noon, the last date to get your order dispatched and delivered in time for Christmas is Thursday 20th December by 1pm. We re-open for business in the New Year on Wednesday 2nd January 2018 with deliveries commencing from Thursday 3rd January.

If you need any supplies between Christmas and the New Year, make sure you get your orders in before 1pm on Thursday 20th December. Any orders placed over the festive break will be dispatched in the New Year.

Orders can be placed online or by calling our friendly sales team on 0844 4995456

Paper Vending Cups – New 12oz Size

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.

Themed Napkins for Christmas 2015

November 2nd, 2015

Christmas Themed Paper Napkins

Now available is our 2015 range of disposable paper napkins with a festive Christmas theme. This fun and decorate range of accessories is a great way to decorate your dinner table this Christmas. our designs come in pack sizes to suit all occasions, whether you’re catering for a small family gathering or a larger company function . Typical pack quantities are from 125 for family or small office functions, with full cases of 2,000 available for larger gatherings.

Our napkins are available as either a standard thickness 2ply item, or the extra-soft 3ply style for occasions where a thicker napkin is desirable – all with a standard ¼ fold.

In addition to the Christmas themed napkins, we’ve got a festive paper tablecloth to tie in with these designs – as well as the usual plain items in a variety of colours.

Useful links:

Our 2015 designs:

Black Sparkle DesignChampagne Shimmer DesignChristmas Bauble Design

Christmas Snowman DesignChristmas Tree DesignChristmas Wonderland Design

Napkins at the dinner table:

Printed Catering Supplies

January 26th, 2015

Printed catering disposablesNew for 2015 is our bespoke printing and branding service, a fantastic way to build your brand through fully customisable disposables. We’ve made a large proportion of our range available for customisation with minimum order quantities as low as 10,000 units. Traditionally the use of branded paper cups, napkins etc has been restricted to high volume usage only, however we’re now offering smaller sized print runs with smaller businesses in mind.

The printable products we offer include:

  • Smoothie Cups
  • Cup Sleeves
  • Hot Drink Paper Cups
  • Cold Drink Paper Cups
  • Cup Carriers
  • Hot Food Boxes / Noodle Boxes
  • Paper Napkins
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Disposable Plastic Glasses
  • Chip Scoops
  • Soup Containers
  • Paper Coasters

To simplify the ordering process we offer an online configurator that enables customers to calculate a total cost for the product type, volume and options desired. You can find the full range of printed disposables on our sister website at: http://www.innsupplies.com/printed. We also have documents answering most common questions that may arise and guide you through the order process; from concept to design and production.

Printed Noodle Boxes

Plastic Sauce / Portion Pots With Lids

January 23rd, 2015
Plastic Sauce Containers

Plastic Sauce Containers

By popular demand we now stock a range of plastic portion pots for sauces, sides, samples, takeaways and a whole host of other uses. These are designed to complement our existing range of Dispolite containers which are stocked in sizes ranging from 8oz – 32oz.

The containers themselves are made from PP (Polypropylene) meaning they’re tough and durable without being brittle and prone to cracking. The lids are made from high clarity PET (Polyethylene terephthalate).

The most common use for this product range is for dips sauces, creams and other such portion control uses. As the items have matching lids they’re also great for food storage use to keep the contents fresh. We supply both 2oz and 4oz sizes to suit most requirements. The items are freezer safe and the pots (not lids) can be microwaved too.

Each pack ordered containers 100 matching container and lids, no need to purchase lids separately. We can also provide a full case of 1,000 where larger quantities are required.

You can find these Plastic Containers on our website at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,9,216,Sauce_Pots.html