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You can find all the basic information you need before you start your paper cups converting business. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about this project. We hope you find the content on this page valuable. Drop us a line if you need help with your project.
5 things you need to know before you start your paper cups converting business.
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Paper cups are primarily categorized into;
Hot beverage paper cups are the type we use for drinking tea, coffee and other hot drinks.
Cold beverage paper cups are the type we use for drinking aerated drinks, juices, ice creams etc.
Both types follow certain industry standard sizes for easy adaptability into vending machines and other use case scenarios.
Both categories of paper cups can further be categorized into;
Single wall cups, as the name suggests are paper cups made from a single layer of paper wall.
Self handle cups are single wall paper cups with an in-built handle for holding the cups while drinking.
Double wall paper cups are paper cups with an extra layer of paper wall around the single wall paper cup.
Ripple wall paper cups are paper cups with an extra layer of rippled paper wall around the single wall cup.
Paper cups is a productivity business. The general pricing on paper cups are competitive, hence the overall profits are thin and can only be made up through consistent productivity.
The more you convert, the lower your production cost and the better chances of the business being sustainable.
Two important elements while designing your paper cups project are;
Your machines need to be designed for consistent productivity. Every project may not need high speed machines. Certain projects need mid speed or low speed machines, however, what is more important than speed is consistency in production. Make sure the manufacturing quality of your machines are of a certain standard.
The price and quality of the material you procure is also crucial. It is best to maintain a consistent material thickness, such that the raw material inventory experiences a healthy flow. Make sure you design your project in a way that your raw material variety is minimal however the product application is more variety is optimal.
Technically, you can produce multiple sizes on any given machine, provided you change the mould set of the product on the machine.
Now the more important question arises, how often do you want to keep changing the mould sets on your machine?
With a skilled operator and a good machine, the mould set changing process can easily take a day. Do you have enough profits in your paper cup business to allow your machine to remain idle frequently?
It is often tempting to have one machine to do many things, but that flexibility always comes at the cost of productivity. If you are in the flexibility business, it is wise. If you are in the productivity business, you need to think different.
The quality of any paper cup can be determined by three factors;
The sealing quality generally is good for most machines, depending the the heating unit, mould set quality and paper consistency.
The strength of the wall depends on the design of the mould or the cup & the paper used.
The roundness on the top rim is crucial for the cup to maintain its overall strength even when holding a hot beverage. The factors influencing this top rim roundness is the precision of the mould, the thickness of the paper & the moisture content on the sleeve.
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At Carbon, our primary focus is in helping you build your business model through the business model canvas. The type of machines, material and every other resource comes at a later stage. We first help you establish the scope of the business. We then follow a structured approach to validate the identified scope through questioning, introspection, analysis etc.
There are cases, where the client would have already done this part before reaching out to us. In such cases, we begin the project at the next level, with technical pre-qualifications, strategy building, resource planning etc.
Every project is different. The best way to find out is to reach out to us for an initial project scope discussion and let us discover together how can we help you kick start your project.
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