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Are your paper cups recyclable?
Benders paper cups are fully recyclable. The cups have a waterproof lining (approx. 4% of the cup) and so segregation at the source of disposal is the most effective method of collecting the cups to be sent on for recycling. In time paper cups will be able to be disposed of within normal waste paper channels.
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What is your minimum order quantity (MOQ)?
Stock Products – To order stock product directly from Benders there is an MOQ of 50 cases. This can be split into different product types as well as lids and other complimentary products.
Stock Products below 50 cases - Orders of stock product below 50 cases are usually managed through an approved Benders distributor. Fill out the ‘contact us form’ clearly stating the volume you wish to order and a member of our team will contact you concerning your requirements.
Custom prints - Custom print can only be ordered directly from Benders. The MOQ for custom print is currently 100,000 pieces per cup size.
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What are your delivery terms?
UK – Benders deliver nationwide on orders of 50 cases or above (DAP). Products can also be collected from our manufacturing site in Wrexham (EXW). Orders less than 50 cases will normally come via an approved Benders distributor.
Europe – Benders deliver to the majority of European countries. Products can also be collected from our manufacturing site in Wrexham UK.
Rest Of The World – Benders do not operate a transport infrastructure outside of Europe but you can still order and collect from our factory.
Do you stock cold cups?
Benders are dedicated to the manufacture of paper cups for hot drinks and do not manufacture or stock cold cups. We do have an arrangement with a cold cup producer if your requirement is part of a larger tender.
Can your hot cups be used for cold drinks?
Cold drinks, especially those with ice added, create condensation on the outside of the cup. Paper cold cups have a PE coating on the outside of the cup too to protect the side wall from this moisture. Hot cups do not have PE on the outside of the cup and so we would not recommend their use for cold drinks.
What materials do you use to manufacture your cups?
Benders Paper Cups are manufactured from Virgin SBS (Solid Bleached Sulphate) paper cupboard with a PE (Polyethylene) lining. The paper board comes from trees grown in sustainable forests in Europe and the USA. The board weight and thickness varies according to the size of the cup.
Do I need a Single Wall or a Double Wall cup?
Benders manufacture two types of single wall cups a) those designed for automatic vending machines and b) those used in ‘coffee to go’ applications. We also manufacture three types of double wall cups, that offer increased insulation.
Single Wall cups are suitable for service scenarios where a customer does not travel far from the point of service. Though cup sleeves can be used with single wall cups where boiling water is used to produce a cup. Browse our single wall cup range here;
Double wall cups are ideal for drinking on the move where the increased insulation means that drinks stay warmer and can be held more comfortably for longer. Browse our double wall cups here;
Which market sectors do Benders focus on?
We focus on three sectors with our products:
At the Workplace
On the Go
At the Workplace includes; vending operators, office coffee services & water, public sector, contract caterers and facilities management companies. Further information on the best products for the At The Workplace sector can be found here:
On The Go includes; Coffee shops, Quick Service Restaurants, Beverage brand owners and roasters, travel and leisure operators, pubs and clubs. Further information on the best products for the On the Go sector can be found here:
For Resale includes; wholesalers, retailers, and Cash & Carries. Further information on the best products for the For Resale sector can be found here:
Do I require lids with my paper cups?
The answer is yes if the drink is to be taken away for consumption.
Benders sell a range of lids to complement our paper cups. Black or white lids can be ordered in either a domed or flat tear back version.
All Benders lids feature a tight plug fit rim specifically developed alongside our paper cups. You get 100% guarantee on performance when using a Benders lid on a Benders cup. Further information on lids can be found here:
How do I submit artwork for custom printed paper cups?
Artwork for printed paper cups can be sent directly to our Customer Services team. Artwork is best if it is submitted using AI, EPS or PDF formats as flat vector line work. A colour visual is produced once the artwork has been reworked onto the cup template for you to approve, Origination charges apply to new print jobs. For further information please visit the custom print page:
What is your delivery lead time?
We work to a day 1 for day 3 lead time across our entire stock range.
The lead time for any new custom print is 6-8 weeks for SW cups and 10-12 weeks for insulated ones.
Benders reserve the right to modify these lead times from time to time.
What major certifications do you have?
The board used to manufacture our cups has full PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. This guarantees that the source material comes from sustainable forests and thereby is fantastic for our environment:
Benders UK factory is a BRC Grade AA facility Further information on BRC can be found here:
Benders also have a SEDEX Certification. Further information on Sedex can be found here:
Benders are also leading members of several trade associations Further information on the trade associations Benders work with is available here:
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