This production line is designed mainly for making paper plates and paper cup caps. During the production process, the wet plates or caps are hot pressed to smooth the surface. Caps and plates made using this technology are water resistant and they can fully replace plastic ones. As these products are designed for direct contact with food, the input material is always virgin pulp. Recommended pulp types are bagasse, bamboo, eucalyptus, soft wood and hard wood.
Production process: fibrillated and ground pulp is sucked onto the forming mould. Then it is transported into the drying and pressing mould. The last production step is trimming the edges and cutting out the holes (paper caps). The production line is supplied as a single unit, i.e. pulp preparation plus 4 to 8 KP930 machines.
Max. product size: 850 x 850 mm
Wall thickness: 0.4–1.0 mm
Minimum number of units: 4 x KP930
Maximum number of units: 8 x KP930
Production capacity of KP930: 21 kg/h (up to 45 mil. cup caps/year or 8.5 mil. plates/year)
Maximum production capacity: 168 kg/h (up to 360 mil. cup caps/year or 68 mil. plates/year)
Power consumption: 90–120 kWh 1 x KP930
700–1000 kWh 8 x KP930
Water consumption: 210 l/h to 450 l/h
Minimum required area: 500 m2
Since 2013, TRIDAS has been a holder of European patents for paper caps for hot drinks (with drinking holes) RCD 002254581-0001 and paper caps for drinking straws RCD 002254581-0002. When purchasing our production line and moulds for the manufacture of these caps, the buyer will be granted a licence to manufacture paper caps with a maximum volume equal to that of the acquired production technology.