Initially when biodegradable paper cups were first introduced into the UK they arrived in the most common variety, the single wall paper cup. This was the same as the regular recyclable cup but with a PLA lining instead of a PE (plastic) lining.
As biodegradability has become an exponentially important aspect of disposables, demand has increased sharply. As such the range of cup types available for customers who require a biodegradable paper cup is greater than ever.
We stock the following types of biodegradable cups:
- Single wall “Ingeo” PLA paper cups
- Double wall “Ingeo” PLA paper cups
- Insulated ripple wall “Ingeo” PLA paper cups
- Bamboo compostable paper cups
- Triple layer “Ultimate” bamboo compostable paper cups
Our range now covers all the common cup types available, meaning there’s a biodegradable alternative to any of our regular ranges of disposable cups. The different levels of insulation work the exact same way as our non-biodegradable cups:
- Single wall (including bamboo): The most popular variety, lowest cost per unit but only basic heat insulation.
- Double Wall: An extra layer of insulation, much better heat retention and more comfortable to hold. Smooth outer wall.
- Insulated Ripple: The best level of heat insulation has a tactile “rippled” outer which further improves insulation.
- Triple Layer “ultimate” bamboo: The same high level of insulation as the ripple cups, but with a smooth outer wall.
Please feel free to get in touch with our friendly sales team with any queries you may have about our range of biodegradable paper cups.
As part of our new 2018 biodegradable range of cups, we’ve added an alternative to the popular brown ripple cups. This new Biodegradable version looks and feels, for all intents and purposes, the same as the regular brown insulated cups. The key difference (other than the INGEO biodegradable branding round the base) is that it has a PLA corn starch lining rather than the usual PE plastic inner lining, this means it is completely biodegradable and eco-friendly.
For maximum flexibility the cups have the same 80mm (8oz) and 90mm (12,16oz) rim diameters as the rest of our cup range. This means you can use the regular white or black lids if required, or use the compostable lids for a completely biodegradable solution.
For café’s and other commercial users the appearance has been kept intentionally similar to the regular brown ripple cups, this means making the switch to biodegradable items should seamlessly fit into any front of house environment.
Samples are available on request, please see our compostable paper cups section for more information: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-paper-cups
Which cups should I order?
This choice basically comes down to the intended use of the item and partially personal preference. An insulated cup is preferable where you might plan on serving Black Tea / Coffee, or other hot beverages without Milk. These tend to be much hotter and therefore benefit from the extra insulation, a double wall cup won’t feel as hot to touch as a single wall cup. Some customers also simply prefer a more substantial cup; if they’re serving a more premium beverage for example.
How do these cups provide extra insulation?
There is an extra layer that forms a barrier on the outer of the cup, this traps air between the cup itself and the layer which the customer holds. The extra barrier provides extra insulation from the heat source, keeping the warmth in and the cup a sensible temperature to hold.
Which cups provide the best insulation?
In descending order, our ranges of cups would be ranked as follows:-
- Single wall with additional sleeve
- Ripple cups
- Ultimate / triple layer cups
- Double Wall cups
- Single wall cups
Can I have these cups customised? Yes, we provide printing services on our full range of paper cups for quantities of 10,000 units and above. You can find more information on the custom printed section of our website at: https://innsupplies.com/printed
You can find our full range of Double Wall Paper Cups at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/double-wall-paper-cups
We’ve just added plain Black to our range of double wall paper cups, in addition to the existing plain White and Barista mixed design cups already available in this category. Double wall cups provide an extra layer of insulation over the standard single-wall cups, the additional outer layer keeps the drink warmer for longer and makes the cup more comfortable to hold.
We’re offering these in the usual range of sizes; 8oz (small), 12oz (regular) and 16oz (large) – they accept the same sip-through lids as the rest of our disposable paper cups (excluding ultimate).
As this is a new range, the Black double wall cups are discounted by 10% when you order 2+ cases, no need for any discount codes – this will be automatically applied to your order when you order a quantity of 2 or above. This offer is available until the end of January.
You can find Double Wall Paper Cups on our site at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/double-wall-paper-cups
As part of our popular and ever-expanding range of paper cups, we’ve just launched our first mixed-design range of cups. These cups feature an attractive Barista-themed range of prints; each sleeve contains a random assortment. These are available from stock now in the usual range of sizes (8-16oz) and take the same 80mm (8oz) and 90mm (12-16oz) lids as the rest of our standard cup range.
Our range of double wall paper cups can be found at: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/double-wall-paper-cups
Please see below for examples of the designs found in each pack: