Sugarcane Bagasse Tableware Machine

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Jane Doe

January 23, 2024

Sugarcane Bagasse Tableware Machine

An Introduction to Sugarcane Bagasse

Around 1.9 billion tons of sugarcane is produced annually, with Brazil and India being the leading producers. Once the juice from all of this sugarcane has been extracted, the fibrous, dry pulp that is left behind is known as sugarcane bagasse. 

Sugarcane bagasse is often discarded. However, it is a great material for producing paper and sustainable, eco-friendly tableware. 

In appearance, sugarcane bagasse can vary from lemon yellow to yellowish-gray and is made up of cellulose and lignin fibers. Cellulose is the largest component of bagasse, at 50%. The rest of sugarcane bagasse’s chemical composition consists of 25% hemicellulose and 25% lignin. 

Applications of Sugarcane Bagasse

Sugarcane bagasse pulp is made using sugarcane pulping machines. This pulp has a smooth, slurry-like texture, and has a great absorption capacity. This makes it ideal for various applications. 

When sugarcane bagasse pulp is bleached, the long fibers that are obtained are ideal for manufacturing a variety of products, including writing and printing paper, paper board, kraft paper, tissue paper, coated paper, sustainable paper tableware, and more. 

Advantages of Sugarcane Bagasse Pulp

Here are some of the advantages of using sugarcane bagasse pulp as a raw material for manufacturing paper products. 

  • It is easy to source, thanks to the large-scale sugar industry
  • The cellulose content in bagasse is 50%-55%, making it equivalent to wood fibers
  • Sugarcane bagasse contains 20% lignin which makes it easy to cook
  • Bagasse has a great absorption capability that makes the bagasse pulp rigid and strong.

Advantages of Manufacturing Sugarcane Bagasse Tableware

Sugarcane bagasse can be used to make a variety of eco-friendly tableware, including plates, cups, and bowls. Everything manufactured using sugarcane bagasse is biodegradable and compostable. 

As a result, sugarcane bagasse tableware has a much smaller carbon footprint and is an ecologically more sustainable option than single-use plastic or Styrofoam tableware. 

Machines Used to Manufacture Bagasse Tableware

We at Parason are market leaders in manufacturing the machines used to make sugarcane bagasse tableware. Here are the machines used in the process. 

Automatic Tableware Forming Machine

Parason’s automatic forming machine is a bagasse tableware machine that uses hybrid technology. The machine uses one station to turn molded fibers such as sugarcane bagasse pulp into tableware structures and then dries the plates in another station within the same machine.

Tableware Edge Trimming Machine

Parason’s tableware trimming machine cuts excess material from sugarcane bagasse plate products and sizes them to a defined dimension.

Production Molds

As a part of the tableware-making process, manufacturers use custom-designed forms, called production molds, to shape the pulp into specific plate designs. These molds ensure precise dimensions and uniformity, producing high-quality, consistent tableware items.

Sugarcane Bagasse Tableware Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing Proces

Here’s a quick look at the process of manufacturing sugarcane bagasse tableware. 

Pulping

In the pulping process, bagasse fiber sheets get mixed with water and chemicals, breaking it down into a slurry to create pulp stock.

Forming (Pulp Molding) 

In this part of the process, the bagasse pulp stock gets molded into tableware shapes using the pulp molding machine. 

Drying

Next, the formed products are passed through a heated drying section to remove moisture, resulting in a sturdy and solid structure.

Trimming and Finishing

To ensure smooth edges and consistent sizing, the dried tableware is trimmed before being sent for a final quality inspection. 

Contact Parason for World-Class Bagasse Tableware Machines

Parason Machinery has been manufacturing technologically superior paper and molded fiber machinery as well as spare parts since 1977. We have expertise in manufacturing machines used to make sugarcane bagasse tableware, including creating molds of different shapes and sizes, manufacturing machines ranging from capacities of 5 TDP to 500 TDP, and more. 

Contact our team today to leverage our expertise in setting up a high-quality, sustainable sugarcane bagasse tableware machine.