Paper cups are usually composed of coated paper cup paper and corrugated paper. The coated paper commonly used in paper cups is divided into double coated paper and single coated paper. The thickness of the usually used coated paper is 218 grams to 300 grams. The thickness of corrugated paper required for paper cups ranges from 280 grams to 340 grams.
The manufacturing process of paper cups includes all the processes of making cardboard into paper cups. Usually, the cardboard is cut, horizontally pressed, printed, slitted, longitudinally pressed, and joined according to the design process. If these steps are not completed, a variety of different machines can be used; there are also a variety of different combinations of steps.
Paper cups are mainly used in high-end coffee shops and high-end ice cream shops, and their main markets are concentrated in European and American countries. The global annual consumption of corrugated cups is 1 billion. The market for corrugated cups is increasing rapidly. Especially in recent years, paper cups have been accepted by the high-end beverage market in large and medium-sized cities in the world. Many foods choose paper cups as the outer packaging of their products. According to statistics from the National Consumer Goods Administration in 2008, the consumption of international paper cups is 50 million per year. However, there is still a market gap of about 1.5 billion in the market, and there is huge room for the development of corrugated cups internationally.