BIOPLATES AND LEAF CUP MACHINE

BIOPLATES AND LEAF CUP MACHINE
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BIOPLATES AND LEAF CUP MACHINE
Product: Leaf cup machine.
Application: For production of cups & plates from plant leaves.
Feature: Leaf cups and plates are traditionally made by hand in Indian villages. These are commonly used for serving food at religions and social functions. The laborious craft can now be transformed through a machine operation to make these containers in elegant shapes and sizes. Such cups and plates have good dimensional stability besides being inexpensive, hygienic and biodegradable. The plant leaves are cleaned, dipped in water and dried. The leaf is placed on the lower die pattern, which is pressed down and released after a few seconds. The folding, trimming and shaping are done in a single operation through the machine by pressing of the pedal.
Commercialisation: A large number of units working in rural areas.
Economy: 2,000?2500 cups/day; working ? 300 day/annum
Investment: Rs. 0.08 lakh
Equipment: Leaf cup machine (available from CSIR licensees).
Raw materials: Plant leaves like banana, beautia, bauhinia, arecanut sheath, pseudostem of banana.
Institute: Central Food Technological Research Institute.
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