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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Disposable products are those products which are meant for a single use and after that they are recycled for reuse. The term often implies economical and ease of use rather than medium to long-term durability. Disposables are most often made from paper, plastic, cotton, or polystyrene foam. Examples of disposables are-Disposable dishware / drink ware (e.g. plates, bowls, cups), Plastic cutlery (e.g. spoons, knives, forks, sporks), Disposable table cloth, Cans, bottles, jars, cartons, wrappers and other food packaging are largely recyclable, and some are even compostable, Inexpensive Tupperware products are recyclable, Cupcake wrappers, coffee filters are compostable.

Medical and surgical device manufacturers worldwide produce a multitude of items that are intended for one use only. The primary reason is infection control; when an item is used only once it cannot transmit infectious agents to subsequent patients. Examples of single use medical item use are-Hypodermic Needles, toilet paper, disposable enemas, cotton swabs, baby and adult diapers etc. The use of disposable products had led to a marked increase in trash and is a major cause of overconsumption. Some movements, such as landfill diversion, seek to combat disposable item overuse and the resulting trash. Disposable paper products includes Cotton wool/buds/pads; Incontinence products; Kitchen towels; Nappies/diapers/pants; Sanitary protection; Tissues; Toilet paper; Wipes; Boxed facial tissues; Disposable pants; Economy toilet paper; Feminine hygiene wipes; Household care etc. Disposable cutlery and containers are products that are a part of our day to day life. Disposable items like cups, plates, saucers are being increasingly used. Such disposable items are made with natural materials like leaf as well as manmade products like paper, plastics. Banana leaf plate making is a state of the art to develop biodegradable and compostable alternatives to petrochemical based plastics and polystyrene. These leaf plates are popular among those who appreciate the concept of using natural plate materials in an original and organic way.

Paper Items such as paper cups, saucers, Glass, paper plates is finding extensive usage these days for serving eatables in parties, functions and social gatherings.  Paper plates are the most commonly used disposable crockery in India.

 A water bottle is usually made of plastic, glass, or metal. Water bottles are available in different shapes, colors and sizes. In the past, water bottles were sometimes made of wood as well.  Water bottles can be either disposable or reusable. Reusable water bottles can also be used for liquids such as juice, iced tea, alcoholic beverages or soft drinks.


For a manufacturer, to produce disposables is a good deal keeping in view the present demand and growth in the market. Indian disposable medical supplies demand is rising14.3 percent annually. Syringes and inhalers, IV and urinary catheters, hemodialysis bloodlines, peritoneal dialysis kits, tissue sealants, biological wound dressings, Class IV garments and textiles, and blood glucose test strips will be among the fastest growing products. 5.5% annual growth through 2014 is forecast for medical disposable products worldwide. The Indian disposable paper products market grew by almost 11% in current value terms, with value sales amounting to just under Rs7.1 billion. Packaging sector is the largest application sector for the plastic industry, representing almost 60.0% the total plastics demand in FY’2013. Estimated at ~ million tons in FY’2013, plastic consumption for packaging in India is expected to reach 10.0 million tons by 2020.

Wipes are disposable daily necessity, used by everyone. There is a huge market demand of wipes in India. In the near future, disposable wipes will certainly exceed 500 million of its market demand.



Further information:

Disposable Products Manufacturing Handbook describes the detailed information on subject. The major contents of this book are- plastic, thermo plastic, thermosetting plastic, polythene, polystyrene, extrusion molding, compression molding, blow molding, thermoforming, plastic cups, baby diaper, disposable banana leaf plate, facial tissue, plastic cutlery, etc.


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Source: NPCS Team

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