New Leak-Proof Folding Takeaway Boxes

DispoPak Takeaway Food BoxesThis week we introduced another new addition to our ever expanding range of takeaway food boxes; the Dispopak folding food containers. These are designed to complement our existing range of Food Pails and Noodle Boxes for the fast food / takeaway environment.

Initially we’re stocking the following sizes:

The no 1-4 food boxes sizes are very much industry standard sizes, for example if you currently purchase a no 1 food box from another supplier then ours should carry the approximate same dimensions (although we obviously recommending confirming this too).

This Dispopak products represent a multi-purpose range that are applicable to a wide range of uses, the most common one being takeaway meals at fast food establishments. In addition to this, the square nature of boxes means they’re well suited to food storage too; they can be stacked to make best use of the available space.

Our Dispopak range is designed to hold either hot or cold foods and wet or dry products – they’re grease resistant and approved for use in the microwave. Takeaway meals will stay fresher for longer and not gradually soak through the container as with some other brands.

Although we currently stock the number 1-4 size containers, we also plan to supply the number 6a and number 8 food boxes in the near future.

For more information, please see our Takeaway Food Boxes category, or click on the links above to go directly to the items.

New Polycarbonate Plastic Whisky and Cocktail Glasses

As part of our expanding range of reusable bar products we’ve introduced a stylish new line of Black and White themed tumblers in the popular Remedy / Gibraltar design. These are primarily designed for private use in the home, at parties or at functions and events – as such these do not carry the CE government stamp found on commercial products. In addition the sidewall thickness is also increased over the regular clear glasses giving the products a substantial and high-quality appearance.

We stock this range in the following sizes / colours:

The 9oz glass is a short (squat) proportioned glass, ideal for spirits and normally used for serving whisky or shorts. Dimensions are 84mm top diameter, 57mm base diameter with an overall height of 90mm.

The 12oz cocktail glasses are primarily designed for serving tall cocktails; however the size is also perfect for bottled beers or soft drinks – a good choice of size where multipurpose glasses are required. Dimensions are; 79mm top diameter 51mm base diameter and 144mm overall height making this a tall and narrow proportioned glass.

All 4 of these tumblers are made from extra-strong Polycarbonate plastic, under normal use these can be re-used indefinitely and are near-indestructible. Compared to glassware equivalents you will find these tumblers have all the benefits of a substantial piece of glassware (weight and rigidity), but with the advantage of being many times stronger and longer lasting.

For more information, please see the plastic remedy glasses category on our website, or click one of the product names above to go directly to the product.

Baby / Light Blue Coloured 33cm Napkins

Baby Blue Paper NapkinsIn stock this week is a new colour of side plate / luncheon Napkin from our popular Bulky Soft range. These have been specifically sourced for birthday parties / special occasions in the home and also for Christenings. There is already a light-coloured pastel Pink option for this purpose, now customers have both a masculine and feminine option for their disposables. The colours are a very close match for our 8m banquet rolls and coordinate nicely to create a unified tableware theme for your occasion.

As with the whole Bulky Soft range of napkins, these are made from super soft stock and very absorbent – perfect for mopping up spillages.

33cm Disposable Powder Blue ServiettesThis new colour (known as Pastel Blue, Baby Blue, Light Blue or Powder Blue) is currently only available for purchase in packs of 100 units, please get in touch with our sales team if you require larger quantities – these can be supplied on request.

You can purchase this new colour of Napkin from our 33cm category here: 33cm Paper Napkins, or go directly to the the product here: Baby Blue Paper Napkins

Dispolite Microwave-Safe Plastic Takeaway Containers

Dispolite Plastic Food Containers

Based on customer feedback we’ve re-sourced our popular range of Deli Containers and introduced several new additional sizes. Our previous Deli Containers were made from PVC plastic; although this allowed for high levels of transparency it did mean that you couldn’t put hot foods or liquid in the pots. Our new range of containers (called Dispolite) are made from tough and durable Polypropylene (the same material as our ever-popular Katerglass product) – this makes them very resistant to splitting.

Because these containers are made from PP, they’re also completely safe when used in the Microwave or Fridge. Our previous deli containers were not designed with extreme temperatures in mind; however our new plastic containers will not deform, split or melt – even with boiling soup!

The plastic will not react with fats or oils, even when subjected to high temperatures; this makes them a fantastic choice for use in takeaway establishments. Although we expect uses of this range to be extremely diverse, the most popular use will be salads, side dishes and fruit portions. We also stock a tight sealing lid to keep the contents fresh.

Please note that this range takes a new size of lid, our previous 101mm lids will not fit this new range, this was necessary to fit the wider range of sizes. You will find the following sizes available:

  • 8oz / 240ml
  • 12oz / 360ml
  • 16oz / 480ml
  • 24oz / 700ml
  • 32oz / 1000ml

A common comment regarding our PVC deli pots was that the box of 2,000 was too large – both physically and in terms of quantity. Our Dispolite containers all come packed in the same case configuration. One case containers 500 containers; this is made up of 10 sleeves with 50 containers per sleeve. This should ease storage and handling requirements for retail establishments in addition to helping with procurement.

These should be suitable for most takeaway applications – please get in touch with our sales team on 0844 4995456 if you require any further information. Samples are available on request.

Click here to view our full range of Disposable Plastic Containers

Round Paper Table Cloths

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding our range of paper table covers concerns the availability of round shaped disposable covers. We only stock square proportioned items in either 90x90cm or 120x120cm, suitable for most common table arrangements and requirements.

Although we have investigated the possibility of stocking round shaped items to suit either 5 or 6ft tables, these have always proved prohibitively expensive due to a more complex (semi-automated) manufacturing process. This is one of the main reasons why you’ll rarely spot and round paper table cloths available online – the required sale price would price the item out of the market.

In addition to the cost argument, there is also a considerable amount of wastage involved in producing a round disposable cloth. As each item is cut from a much larger master roll there is a significant amount of material left over – this contributes to the high cost price as a large proportion of the raw material is discarded.

For customers seeking to cover the larger 5 or 6ft round tables, it’s possible to use one of our popular banquet rolls. For a 5ft round table you simply need to lay this in a cross formation across the table and trim to size. For 6ft tables this is slightly more difficult as you need 3 lengths to completely cover the table; however it’s perfectly possible to cover 100% of the area in this manner.  Customers will often use a 90x90cm table cloth in the centre as an accent with white banquet paper used as a base.

You can find our complete range of Dispotex tablecloths here: Paper Tablecloths and our banquet rolls (available in lengths from 8m to 100m) here: Paper Banquet Rolls

Revised Pricing on 9 + 12oz Polycarbonate Remedy Glasses

Thanks to a new and improved mould for both the 9oz and 12oz Remedy / Gibraltar glasses we’ve been able to drop our pricing by ~15% – this represents a huge saving over our previous prices.

The new pricing breaks down as follows:

Previously New pricing
9oz Remedy Rocks Glasses (36) £30.70 £23.99
12oz Remedy Cocktail glasses (36) £45.99 £34.05

These savings are in addition to the previous price reductions made to the 10oz Remedy tumblers. This means that the most popular sizes (9-12oz) are all made using new and more efficient moulds, vastly reducing the unit price.

Remedy glasses are especially popular for replacing glassware in pubs and bars.  In addition to being a safer alternative to glass, Polycarbonate tumblers are often required by night venues after a certain time depending on local regulations. Often glassware cannot be used at venues with balconies or smoking areas after midnight.

This range has been designed to accurately mimic the glass counterpart, as such it will look and feel much like glassware. 14, 16, and 20oz sizes are also available in this range – with and without CE stamping and nucleation.

Get in touch with our team on 0844 4995456 for more details.

Click here to see our full range of Polycarbonate Remedy Rocks Glasses

Beer Glasses for Festivals – Which to Choose?

The outdoor festival season is once again upon us for another year, this means a huge surge in demand for our disposable and reusable plastic glasses in both pint and half pint varieties. Obviously not everybody with a demand for these tumblers knows the ins and outs of the different types we supply; below is a summary of the most popular items for festival and event use.

Flexible (Polypropylene) Plastic Glasses
Available in: 10, 12, 20 and 22oz sizes

Flexible Plastic TumblersThese are the most cost-effective disposable glasses for festival or outdoor use, for occasions where price-per-unit is the most important factor this item is the obvious choice. Available in a range of both brimfull and lined sizes for half pints and pints, these are a great multi-purpose product that’s well suited to a wide range of drinks – although normally most common with Beer and Cider.

Flexible tumblers do, as the name suggests, feature a flexible outer wall – this provides adequate strength for transporting liquids without spillages yet is easily compacted / recycled after usage.

Our full range of tumblers carriers the CE stamp; fully approved for weights and measures.

Katerglass (Polypropylene) Plastic Tumblers
Available in: 10, 12, 20 and 22oz sizes

Katerglass TumblersKaterglass tumblers are our premium disposable solution for plastic glassware – directly aimed at the sort of customer who requires more strength from their disposable tumblers but cannot justify the additional cost of reusable tumblers. In essence, these tumblers are something of a “halfway house” between a disposable and reusable glass – although not specifically designed for this purpose many customers do actually rinse and reuse the product due to their strength. The Katerglass range is widely regarded as being the highest quality disposable tumbler available.

The full range of brimfull and lined sizes all carry the CE stamp, approved by weights and measures for free-flow or metered pumps respectively. These glasses can be recycled at most plastic recycling centres following usage. We have a dedicated store page for our Katerglass tumblers at, a link to which can be found below.

ECON Rigid “Event” Tumblers
Available in; 10 and 20oz sizes

Econ Rigid Reusable TumblersFor events with lower attendance or more intimate indoor events we supply the reusable range of ECON Rigid plastic glasses. This is considered an entry-level reusable product featuring a low cost-per-unit yet still being completely reusable and glasswasher-safe.

These are actually stress-tested to 100 cycles in commercial glasswashers and suited to light or occasional use in bars and restaurants.

Customers often choose this product over the Flexible or Katerglass range because it more accurately mimics traditional glassware – the rigid outer wall helps reduce spillages as well as being more resistant to damage.

As with the rest of our plastic beer glasses – these are fully CE stamped and approved for commercial use at festivals and outdoor bars.

Links:

If you need any more information concerning these or any other products from our range please get in touch by emailing sales@innsupplies.com or calling 0844 4995456.

Product Spotlight: Takeaway Cardboard Food Boxes

We supply a range of folding food boxes made from cardboard; these are marketed primarily for use with takeaway foods like Noodles for example. What many customers perhaps don’t realise is that these ‘Smart Serve’ boxes are actually very versatile products with a huge range of other and less well-known uses.

Our Food Pails are available in 3 main sizes, these are 16oz (small), 26oz (medium) and 32oz (large) – the most common sizes you’d come across in the takeaway market. As the items are made from plain white card they’re not restricted to takeaway foods, some other common uses include:

  • Individually boxed cupcakes
  • Party favours at Birthdays
  • Take-home boxes at restaurants (unfinished meals)
  • Pick and mix containers

Customers have also been known to brand these for their own uses (product promotions or special occasions) with their own stickers, or they simply allow kids to decorate their own boxes at parties.

The boxes themselves have a number of names:

  • Food pails
  • Folding Food Boxes
  • Smart Serve Boxes
  • Noodle Boxes

Assuming these are referring to a round-based product, these are just alternative ways of describing the same item. For customers hunting for appropriate food-packaging for an unusual product or one-off occasion, don’t be fooled by the description of “Noodle Box” – they are in fact fantastic general purpose containers and not at all restricted to takeaway usage.

Our round food pails actually have a lot in common with regular hot drink paper cups; the bases feature the same construction giving our food pails superb rigidity. This and the inner PE coating makes the product well suited to hot or oily takeaway foods.

If you’ve got any further questions about this product, please give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456.

Link: Takeaway Food Boxes

16oz Food Pails
16oz Small Food Pails

26oz Medium Food Pails
26oz Medium Food Pails

32oz Large Takeaway Food Pails
32oz Large Takeaway Food Pails

Wholesale / bulk order discounts on pallet quantities

bulk-palletIn addition to our regular order options, we also offer discounts on full pallet orders for selected product lines – plus our usual full case / packed sleeve configurations. These options are specifically tailored to wholesalers / distributors, or simply where an end user requires larger order volumes for one-off events / festivals or special occasions.

Full pallet discounts apply to the following products:

These products are all available from stock in pallet quantities; deliveries are made using our 48 hour pallet service. No forklift truck is required; we send all orders of this nature on 7.5 / 18 ton tail-lift vehicles with the necessary pallet truck.

Please get in touch if you’d like to see any other items from our range available to order as a full pallet, we’ll do our best to oblige wherever possible.

Have you seen our Ebay store?

In addition to the vast range of products available directly through this website, we also operate an Ebay store. Although this doesn’t carry the same range of items we do frequently list clearance items or special offers that don’t necessarily appear on the website. Please subscribe to our Ebay store and you’ll get an emailed update whenever we list a new item, clearance products are strictly first-come-first-served!

At the moment we’ve got a limited quantity of paper vending cups listed well below the regular retail price. We’ve also listed a large amount of clearance disposable water cooler cups, these have a mild discolouration which means they’ve failed our strict quality-control tests for the line. There is a slightly yellow tinge to the cups which is generally only visible when the cups are stacked as a sleeve – other than this the cups are identical to our existing stock. Links to these items can be found below:

Ebay store

Clearance Paper Vending Cups

Clearance 7oz Water Cooler Cups

Inn Supplies Ebay Store