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18. Thermoformed plastic cup

TECHNICAL FILING-CARD N° 18

D - Aseptic packaging

DATA

DESCRIPTION

REMARK

Description

The cup is pre-formed from a reel of film; on the same machine, the cup is filled, then sealed with a lid pre-cut from a reel (form, fill & seal) in a sterile room


Composition

1) PS/EVOH/PE or PP/EVOH/PP film for long shelf-life
2) Alu film for lid 40 microns

- EVOH is an anti-oxygen barrier

Cost price

1) PS/EVOH/PE film at £ 2.25 to 2.50/kg or 3 to 3.75 p./cup of 250 ml
2) Film alu: 62.5 p./m2 or 0.5 p./lid

-Total 3.5 to 4.25 p./cup of 250 ml

Shelf-life

More than 6 months


Volume

From 100 to 330 ml

In order to strengthen the cup for the hot filling, grooves must be planned on the body of the cup; for this reason the large sizes (½ l & 1 l) are difficult to obtain

Packaging machine output

From 5000 cups/hr up to 50000

"Form, fill & seal" packaging machine with high output only because of the high investment cost

Capital investment for packaging machines

More than £ 375 k


Recommended or essential outer pack

- Grouping under a carton sheet by 6, 12, 24, packs, etc.
- Shrinkable film
- Plastic crate


Positioning of the product on the market

The cup is used as a glass; any sale area can be approached, including the informal circuit


Positioning in relation to the environment

The cup is incinerable
The lid is recyclable

* See glossary


N° 18: Thermoformed plastic cup


Multilayer film roll