Posts Tagged ‘Polystyrene’

New Reusable Polycarbonate and Polystyrene Plastic Glasses

Friday, May 15th, 2009

We are please to announce we have expanded our range of Polycarbonate and Polystyrene Plastic Glasses even further!

We now stock the following new glasses:

Green Reusable 10oz Polystyrene CE Marked Plastic Glass

Blue Reusable 10oz Polystyrene Plastic CE Marked Glass

7oz Remedy Polycarbonate Glass

11oz Remedy Polycarbonate Glass

and a new 20oz Premium Hiball Polycarbonate CE Marked Pint Glass

We are offering large discounts for full pallet orders (together with discounts for all the other tumblers)

Event Supplies must now stock one of the largest ranges of Reusable Plastic tumblers available anywhere, at the lowest prices!

Reusable Plastic Glasses

Monday, May 11th, 2009

We are pleased to be able to offer drastically reduced prices on our range of Nonic Polycarbonate and Polystyrene reusable plastic glasses as follows:

Polycarbonate Nonic Plastic Pint Glasses                £24.31/60

Polycarbonate Nonic Plastic Half Pint Glasses          £23.00/72

Reusable Plastic Glasses

Reusable Plastic Glasses

Discounted Polycarbonate & Polystyrene Reusable Plastic Glasses

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

We at Events are happy to announce that from today we have been able to offer heavily discounted prices for Pallet load orders of our entire range of Reusable Plastic Glasses.

We have also extended our range of Reusable Champagne Flutes to include Polycarbonate Champagne Flutes, with and without CE marking and are now offering our clear reusable 7.5oz ‘Chunky’ Polycarbonate Plastic Glasses and Reusable Polystyrene Plastic Glasses in 7 colours!

Polystyrene Plastic Glasses

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Polystyrene Reusable Plastic Glasses are an alternative safety glass to the Polycarbonate. These hard walled glasses are ‘rigid’ (which is a round about way of saying they will break, but not easily).

These glasses also appear just like real glass but are cheaper than the real thing. These glasses have been in glass-washers (using a recognised glass detergent such as Finish) in excess of 100 cycles with no noticeable visual detraction. These glasses can withstand temperatures of up to 100C

Basically they don’t last as long as Polycarbonate glasses before becoming marked but will do a similar job, just not for as long a period.

Do not confuse rigid Plastic glasses with EPS glasses (Expanded Polystyrene) which are the very light weight ‘foam’ cups often described as the trade name Styrofoam and usually white in colour. We don’t sell any EPS products, our reasons are explained here.

Rigid Polystyrene Reusable Plastic Glasses

Crystal Polystyrene Plastic Glasses

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Crystal Styrene Disposable Plastic Glasses will shatter and are not a practical option for use at outdoor sporting events. As these glasses shatter litter picking will quickly become an even more tedious operation if every glass has broken up into 100 pieces.

These glasses look like glass and are completely clear. Crystal Styrene glasses are best served at indoor events and more sophisticated surroundings where reusable glasses are not an option but disposables are required. Crystal Styrene glasses are commonly used in executive boxes at sporting grounds, wedding receptions and such.

There are two ways of manufacturing Crystal Styrene Plastic Glasses, Thermoforming and Injection Moulding.

Thermoforming is similar to vacuum forming, basically a sheet of plastic stretched over a mould. There are very little differences between thermoformed Crystal Styrene plastic glasses and injection moulded Crystal Styrene glasses, the telling sign that a product has been injection moulded are the ejector pin marks on the base (a small piece of plastic which appears like a dot)

More complicated shaped products can be achieved Injection moulding such as Plastic Champagne Flutes. Thermoformed Crystal Styrene glasses do not bring the problems associated with vacuum formed Polypropylene glasses (‘wobbly glasses’) as the Crystal Styrene material is more rigid.

Injection Moulded Disposable Plastic Glasses

Polycarbonate & Polystyrene Reusable Plastic Glasses

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Event Supplies are delighted to announce that we have now expanded our range of Polycarbonate Reusable Plastic Tumblers and Polystyrene Reusable Plastic Tumblers

Our new ‘Nonic’ shaped tumblers are stackable and come CE marked ready for use with any free flow or metered beer pumps.


The polycarbonate plastic pint and half pint beer glasses are practically indestructible whilst the Polystyrene tumblers are rigid and will not shatter, both are machine washable.

These products are commonly used in outdoor drinking venues and many public houses due to their non shatter properties.

Unfortunately the word ‘Glass’ is a verb in this country and Polycarbonate & Polystyrene Safety Drinking  Glasses are becoming a prerequisite for pubs and nightclubs up and down the country…)



Where are your Foam cups?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

We have been asked why we don’t sell the Foam (EPS) cups?

We don’t sell foam cups (EPS – expanded polystyrene or extruded polystyrene foam) for a couple of reasons. These EPS cups are very bulky, on a standard pallet we can fit a few thousand foam cups compared with 72,000 Paper Cups!

The product does not stack/nestle inside each other very well and the box they are contained in is mostly full of fresh air!
It costs the same amount of money and uses up the same amount of resources to move a box containing fresh air as it does one containing paper cups.

Ever increasing transport costs will soon spell the end of these products, not least when you consider the health and environmental impact these products have.

Foam cups do not biodegrade and are difficult to recycle. Left outside recycling channels they degrade into smaller and smaller pieces over time, like rocks turning into sand, and find their way into the food chain, where they begin to poison animals that eat it in error. There exists no bacterium currently capable of metabolising Styrofoam.

The migration of styrene from a polystyrene cup into the beverage it contains has been observed to be as high as 0.025% for a single use. That may seem like a rather low number, until you work it this way: If you drink beverages from polystyrene cups four times a day for three years, you may have consumed about one foam cup’s worth of styrene along with your beverage.

Mmm…. chem-i-callyyyy…