Products belonging to the ECON range are hard plastic and ‘light use’ products made from crystal polystyrene. Often more cost-effective, these items are reusable and ideal for general purpose or outdoor use.
In stock today are our new recyclable lids to fit our range of flexi tumblers.
These flat lids – suitable for 10oz, 12oz, 20oz and 22oz PP cups – are perfect for bars and pubs seeking to offer takeaway drinks. The lids fit tightly on cups reducing the chances of spills and unnecessary time wasted on cleaning.
Key features: Lightweight, tight-fitting to reduce spills and recyclable.
Ideal for: Takeaway drinks for pubs, bars and venues. Suitable for all drinks caterers.
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Here at Event Supplies, we’ve got a huge sale launching this coming bank holiday!
As part of our Bank Holiday Sale, you can get 10% off your order by adding the discount code ‘BANKHOLIDAY’ in your checkout.
Whether you’re a catering business, events venue or event planner, you can expect discounts on our best-selling products such as our disposable paper cups and plates, sturdy smoothie cups for cold drinks, food boxes of all sizes and wineglasses fit for all occasions.
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Next day working day delivery is available on orders placed before 1pm, with free delivery applicable on all orders over £100.
Offer applies from Friday 8 May to Monday 11 May 2020. Visit our shop here.
These Tumblers are available in units of 8 for £3.00 or a full case of 120 Tumblers for £39.10.
Our Katerglass plastic glasses are manufactured from high clarity, flexible polypropylene for improved crack resistance. Injection moulded to ensure uniform wall strength and feature rolled rims for drinking comfort.
PolystyreneReusable 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.
Polycarbonate Reusable glasses are often referred to as safety glasses and many local councils and police forces are insisting that these glasses are used to minimize the risk of injury from ‘glassings’ (The word ‘Glass’ is sadly a verb in this country)
Polycarbonate Plastic Glasses are injection moulded and becoming more commonplace in Pubs, Bars and Restaurants as they will not break (if used as a weapon or otherwise)
Polycarb glasses look just like glass, are usually more expensive than glass as they ‘last forever’ and are lightweight.
Our Polycarbonate glasses will withstand 500 dishwasher cycles before showing signs of degradation (scratches etc). Polycarbonate glasses mark easily if not handled properly.
Polycarbonate glasses can withstand temperatures of up to 145C and are also used to make Police Riot Shields and Bullet Proof Glass.
PolypropyleneDisposable Plastic Glasses are commonly known as ‘flexi’ tumblers as they can be bent and their shape manipulated. They can appear ‘cloudy’ and are not as clear as their Crystal Styrene counterparts. Polypropylene glasses are commonly used at festivals, outdoor sporting events and public houses as they do not shatter, are cheap and would be difficult to use as a weapon.
Most Polypropylene Tumblers found in the UK are vacuum formed which means that plastic is stretched over a cup shaped mould in order to manufacture the tumbler. A good example of this is our Vending and Non Vending Plastic Cups commonly used or found with Watercoolers, Vending machines and next to the dreaded dentists’ chair.
Vacuum forming a tumbler (stretching plastic over a mould) results in parts of the tumbler being thicker than others, usually the base and top of the tumbler has a higher concentration of plastic than the thinner side walls.
For this reason we do not sell vacuum formed plastic glasses over a certain size. Vacuum formed tumblers are better suited to ‘one glup’ small tumbler applications as large Pint Glasses can become ‘wobbly’ and difficult to handle.
You’ll recognize when you have been handed a pint of beer in a vacuum formed tumbler when the beer spills over the side of the glass and onto your hand as you have ever so slightly squeezed the flimsy tumbler (altering the capacity) and forced the beer out of the glass.