How to calculate the cost of making paper cups

First draw the cup design, the following image (cup-fan wall shape design):

9oz

Draw the bottom design :

9oz-bottom

Draw the typeset design :

9oz-typeset
  • From the above images we can learn :
  • In a 856.64mm x 557mm sheet paper, can make 20 pieces 9oz cup-fan-wall
  • One bottom use paper : 68.5mm x 66mm
  • If we use 200 gsm single side PE coated paper , Paper Price 1000USD per ton (for example)
  • To make one cup-fan-wall need paper weight : 200 x 0.85664 x 0.557 / 20 == 4.77 g (gram)
  • One bottom use paper weight : 200 x 0.068.5 x 0.066 == 0.9 g
  • To make one piece 9oz cup need paper : 4.77 + 0.9 == 5.67 g
  • One ton 200 gsm paper can make : 1000 000 / 5.67 = 176 366 pieces cups
  • One 9oz cup cost : 1000USD / 176 000 == 0.00568 USD
  • If use 170gsm paper, one 9oz cup cost : 1000USD / 207 000 = 0.00483 USD
  • If use 250gsm paper, one 9oz cup cost : 1000USD / 140 000 = 0.00714 USD
  • Buy Paper from paper suppliers, for this 9oz cups, sheet paper size 856.64mm x 557mm , rolling paper width 68.5mm.
    If you want to buy one ton 200gsm paper,
    for the sheet paper should be 1000 x 4.77 / 5.67 == 841 KG,
    For bottom 1000 x 0.9 / 5.67 == 159 KG
  • Kindly note: when cut the PE coated paper, please pay attention to the PE coating flow .