The disposable plastic cups are manufactured by thermoforming technique. They are fast replacing conventional cups. Ice-cream and other dairy products are packed in disposable cups. Besides Ice-cream industry, hotels, restaurants, canteens etc. have been increasingly using disposable cups as against conventional glass-wares or ceramic cups.
Disposable cups are mainly used for food items and are made out of polypropylene or polystyrene sheets. Sheets having thickness 0.35mm to 18mm are used for these items in thermoforming machine. The disposable cups are gaining popularity due to attractive look, low weight for container, ease of transportation and low impermeability. Organizations like Railways, Airlines are using disposable cups for serving coffee, tea etc. now-a-days.