Posts Tagged ‘paper cups’

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.

4oz biodegradable paper cups8oz biodegradable paper cups12oz biodegradable hot drink paper cups16oz large compostable paper cups

Special offer on Paper Vending Cups

Friday, February 24th, 2012

For a limited time we’re offering our new range of Paper Vending Cups at reduced introductory rates. Disposable paper cups for vending machines offer several benefits over and above their plastic counterparts. Empirical studies have proven that the perceived value of a beverage is hugely influenced by the vessel in which it is served, despite the drinks being identical. For vending machine operators this brings the obvious advantage of being able to charge a premium price for a takeaway coffee, instead of serving the same drink for less in a plastic cup.

Studies have shown an increase in unit price of between 200% and 300% for an identical coffee served in a paper vending cup from the same vending machine.

We offer the new ‘Prism’ range of paper vending cups in 3 different sizes; 7oz tall, 7oz squat and 9oz. Lids are available to fit both the 7oz tall and 9oz cups.

The special offer prices on this range are as follows:

9oz Paper Vending Cups

9oz Vending Cups – £53.99 / 2000

7oz Squat Paper Vending Cups

7oz Squat Vending Cups – £44.99 / 2000

7oz Tall Paper Vending Cups

7oz Tall Vending Cups – £44.99 / 2000

New 10oz Café Mocha Paper Cups

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Event Supplies are proud to introduce our new 10oz site of Café Mocha Paper Coffee Cups. These are designed specifically to fit underneath the style of automatic Coffee Machine frequently found at high street coffee chains. Capacity-wise, the new size fits between the existing 8 and 12oz cups – they are 94mm tall and feature the same 90mm rim diameter as the 12/16oz Café Mocha cups.

For more information, please see our Paper Coffee Cups category, or give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456.

10oz Cafe Mocha Hot Drink Paper Cups

10oz Cafe Mocha Hot Drink Paper Cups

Premium Black Kraft Ripple Cups – While stocks last

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Currently on special offer are our premium Black Kraft paper coffee cups, offering the highest level of heat insulation available. These are available as individual sleeves for only £3.20 each (25 cups per sleeve).

We have strictly limited stocks of this range; please see our Paper Cups category for more information.

Special offer on our Plain Black Hot Drink Paper Coffee Cups.

Plain Brown Unprinted Cup Sleeves

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Event Supplies now offer our plain brown hot drink sleeves for paper cups in both full case and retail-packed varieties. Due to popular demand these sleeves can now be purchased in cellophane packs of 100 sleeves, the ideal accompaniment to smaller hot cup orders, or where storage space is at a premium.

We supply plain sleeves to fit both 8oz and 12-16oz sizes of hot drink paper cups, see our paper cup category for more information, or give our sales team a call on 0844 499 5456 to discuss your requirements.

Paper Cups

Plain Sleeves for Hot Drink Paper Cups

Double Wall Hot Drink Paper Cups

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

For a limited time only we’re offering our 16 Double Wall Mocha Hot Drink Paper Cups at the reduced price of £21.50 per case of 500 (plus VAT). The double wall range of cups offer extra heat insulation, ensuring that the drink stays hot and the outside of the cup remains cool. These features make the double wall paper cups ideal for the coffee-to-go market, also eliminating the need for a separate cup sleeve.

We can supply this range of cups with either a black or white domed sip-lid.

Please see our full range of hot drink paper cups for more information, or give our sales team a call on 0844 499 5456.

Paper Cups

Cafe Mocha Double Wall 16oz Paper Cups

Which Paper Cups for hot drinks?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

This is a fairly common question, the answer primarily depends on the heat of beverage you intend to serve. We stock a wide range of cups from single-wall plain cups, to our newest triple wall “Ultimate” paper cups. The key difference is the insulating properties of the specific cup type.

Single wall cups are perfect for warm drinks; however piping hot coffee would be rather uncomfortable to hold without the use of a cup sleeve (available seperately). Due to their single-wall construction there is no additional layer to insulate the heat of the drink.

Double wall and Ripple cups are specifically designed for far greater heat retention, the dual layers work in a similar way to a thermos flask; trapping air and isolating the customers hand from hot beverages. In addition to this, the extra rigidity is ideally suited to “coffee on the go”.

Click here for more information regarding our premium “Ultimate” paper coffee cups.

Paper Cups

Paper Cups


Triple Wall Ultimate Paper Coffee Cups

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Presenting our brand new Triple-layer Ultimate Paper Coffee Cups. This new premium range is manufactured from the highest quality food grade cup stock and single poly-coated.  A unique feature of the Ultimate paper cups is the universal one-size lid system. The 8, 12 and 16oz cups all utilise the same lid, meaning that customers no longer need to stock 2 separate lid sizes. This will also help lower inventory costs.

The reassuringly strong double-base keeps drinks warmer for longer, prevents cups from sticking together and ensures leakages are not possible. Finally, the insulating ripple wrap is on the inside of the cups allowing for superior printed graphics with no loss of insulation.

Triple Wall Paper Coffee Cups

Triple Wall Paper Coffee Cups

White Hot Cups

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Event Supplies are pleased to introduce our range of plain White paper cups.

This range of plain White paper cups are our most competitively priced hot drink paper cups and meet the need for an affordable everyday use hot drink cup. These Hot Cups are available in 8oz, 12oz and 16oz sizes.

The Event Supplies White Hot drink paper cups are suitable for all environments and applications.

White Hot Cups

White Hot Cups

Paper Coffee Cups

Friday, November 20th, 2009

What is the difference between this paper cup?

Paper Ripple Cup

And this Paper cup?

Paper Ripple Cup

There are a number of new Ripple cups emerging onto the market at the moment, and some are very competitively priced to boot.

Now, the cost of manufacturing these products does not vary much from machine to machine, the cost of the correct type of paper doesn’t change either, factoring in economies of scale (buying power) wouldn’t change things much as we purchase quite a lot of cups, so we have been asked by some how is it possible to find a cheaper Ripple Cup than the ones we market? Well there is only really one way to reduce cost – use less expensive materials.

Unfortunately, the material some suppliers are compromising in order to lower the cost of this product is the quality of the paper used.

Despite the current climate regarding recycling and green issues in general our beleaguered government occasionally get things right, in particular rules regarding goods which come into contact with foodstuffs. It is against the law for any product which comes into direct contact with food to be manufactured using recycled material for the simple reason that untreated paper (that may have once been toilet paper for example) has the potential to make a user ill if filled with hot liquid (such as coffee) as toxins can migrate into the foodstuffs. There is no way of checking what the recycled paper was once used for – it could have housed chemicals and make people seriously ill.

All our Paper Coffee Cups are manufactured with food grade board and are sent for testing with PIRA (Printing Industry Research Association) who take the cups apart and test the cups to make sure all the paper board used in their production is food grade and the product is fit for purpose. Any element of recycled paper content and the cups would fail the test and would not be fit for purpose (or legal!)

You might ask how such companies can ‘get away’ with selling or using these cups without prosecutions etc? I suspect few of you reading this were aware that this could happen? Most people simply assume that companies will check the quality of the Paper Coffee Cups used or sold by them. If you became ill following a cup of coffee would you look suspiciously at the paper cup, or wonder if the milk was off? I bet you would suspect the Paper Coffee Cup last of all.

You won’t be surprised to learn that we are rarely asked for copies of our food contact certificates, which only confirms my theory that ignorance is indeed, bliss. The only companies who do ask for these certificates are the likes of McDonalds and the other large restaurants and coffee chains.

Ripple cups are also often described as ‘triple layer cups’ and there is one easy way to check if your ripple cups are manufactured using the correct board quality, and that is to tear the outer layer of the cup to reveal the hidden third layer of  board (pictured).

Cups using unprocessed recycled board will be brown or grey, food contact board will normally be white.

Recycled board coffee cup on right, food grade cup on left