Plastic has offered the world a material that can be experimented with without much effort and time. Plastic is a material that has high viscosity and when hardened shows metallic properties. Plastic can be molded in to any form in order to achieve a durable and lightweight product. Plastic cups are a common sight for mostly all individuals. This invention brought about a mammoth change in the designing and implementation procedures involved in manufacturing fast moving consumer goods. Goods can be conveniently stored in plastic cups for days at a stretch without the spoilage. They are a convenient alternative to the fragile and sometimes expensive glass crockery that we use in homes and offices.
Plastic glasses are made in factories and are usually mass-produced in order to lower the selling price. The raw plastic is brought to the factory where it is initially treated of dirt and other unwanted particles. This plastic is raw and needs to be chemically altered for it to become the viscous material required for producing the final product. Once the plastic is treated, the entire lot is put into a burner, where the heating process takes place. This process involves high temperatures and precision timing. If the plastic is heated excessively then it may burn and would not be fit for use, on the other hand it would be hard if not heated adequately. Once the plastic is heated and brought to its molten state the process of molding begins. Thousands of pre fabricated moulds run along an assembly line where the molten plastic is poured in each mould. It is left to dry and the final product is ready.
The use of various shapes, colors, and designs is common to the production of plastic cups. Dye is added in the molten plastic in order to give the cups a different color. Plastic cups are readily available in local stores, however it is advisable to purchase recycled plastic cups in the best interest of the environment.