Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dispolite Microwave-Safe Plastic Takeaway Containers

Dispolite Plastic Food Containers

Based on customer feedback we’ve re-sourced our popular range of Deli Containers and introduced several new additional sizes. Our previous Deli Containers were made from PVC plastic; although this allowed for high levels of transparency it did mean that you couldn’t put hot foods or liquid in the pots. Our new range of containers (called Dispolite) are made from tough and durable Polypropylene (the same material as our ever-popular Katerglass product) – this makes them very resistant to splitting.

Because these containers are made from PP, they’re also completely safe when used in the Microwave or Fridge. Our previous deli containers were not designed with extreme temperatures in mind; however our new plastic containers will not deform, split or melt – even with boiling soup!

The plastic will not react with fats or oils, even when subjected to high temperatures; this makes them a fantastic choice for use in takeaway establishments. Although we expect uses of this range to be extremely diverse, the most popular use will be salads, side dishes and fruit portions. We also stock a tight sealing lid to keep the contents fresh.

Please note that this range takes a new size of lid, our previous 101mm lids will not fit this new range, this was necessary to fit the wider range of sizes. You will find the following sizes available:

  • 8oz / 240ml
  • 12oz / 360ml
  • 16oz / 480ml
  • 24oz / 700ml
  • 32oz / 1000ml

A common comment regarding our PVC deli pots was that the box of 2,000 was too large – both physically and in terms of quantity. Our Dispolite containers all come packed in the same case configuration. One case containers 500 containers; this is made up of 10 sleeves with 50 containers per sleeve. This should ease storage and handling requirements for retail establishments in addition to helping with procurement.

These should be suitable for most takeaway applications – please get in touch with our sales team on 0844 4995456 if you require any further information. Samples are available on request.

Click here to view our full range of Disposable Plastic Containers

Round Paper Table Cloths

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding our range of paper table covers concerns the availability of round shaped disposable covers. We only stock square proportioned items in either 90x90cm or 120x120cm, suitable for most common table arrangements and requirements.

Although we have investigated the possibility of stocking round shaped items to suit either 5 or 6ft tables, these have always proved prohibitively expensive due to a more complex (semi-automated) manufacturing process. This is one of the main reasons why you’ll rarely spot and round paper table cloths available online – the required sale price would price the item out of the market.

In addition to the cost argument, there is also a considerable amount of wastage involved in producing a round disposable cloth. As each item is cut from a much larger master roll there is a significant amount of material left over – this contributes to the high cost price as a large proportion of the raw material is discarded.

For customers seeking to cover the larger 5 or 6ft round tables, it’s possible to use one of our popular banquet rolls. For a 5ft round table you simply need to lay this in a cross formation across the table and trim to size. For 6ft tables this is slightly more difficult as you need 3 lengths to completely cover the table; however it’s perfectly possible to cover 100% of the area in this manner.  Customers will often use a 90x90cm table cloth in the centre as an accent with white banquet paper used as a base.

You can find our complete range of Dispotex tablecloths here: Paper Tablecloths and our banquet rolls (available in lengths from 8m to 100m) here: Paper Banquet Rolls

Revised Pricing on 9 + 12oz Polycarbonate Remedy Glasses

Thanks to a new and improved mould for both the 9oz and 12oz Remedy / Gibraltar glasses we’ve been able to drop our pricing by ~15% – this represents a huge saving over our previous prices.

The new pricing breaks down as follows:

Previously New pricing
9oz Remedy Rocks Glasses (36) £30.70 £23.99
12oz Remedy Cocktail glasses (36) £45.99 £34.05

These savings are in addition to the previous price reductions made to the 10oz Remedy tumblers. This means that the most popular sizes (9-12oz) are all made using new and more efficient moulds, vastly reducing the unit price.

Remedy glasses are especially popular for replacing glassware in pubs and bars.  In addition to being a safer alternative to glass, Polycarbonate tumblers are often required by night venues after a certain time depending on local regulations. Often glassware cannot be used at venues with balconies or smoking areas after midnight.

This range has been designed to accurately mimic the glass counterpart, as such it will look and feel much like glassware. 14, 16, and 20oz sizes are also available in this range – with and without CE stamping and nucleation.

Get in touch with our team on 0844 4995456 for more details.

Click here to see our full range of Polycarbonate Remedy Rocks Glasses