Geocup maintains the standard “one alignment” between user and package. A double-cup user may hold the cup anywhere yet must align drink opening with mouth. To minimize insulating paper, the Geocup user first aligns fingers with cool zones and drinks from any of the self-aligning 8 drink ports.
Geocup provides diametrical insulating strips, or cool zones, for thumb and fingers–at 75% less paper than double-cupping. The cool zones provide strength and insulation only where it is needed, thus reducing overall mass of the paper cup. Geocup’s brown cup and cool zones are made of totally chlorine-free fiber with a high recycled content and coated with a clay aqueous moisture barrier. Geocup’s plastic lid is universally sized for S, M & L cups and opens manually to contain beverage overflow. The lid features multiple drink ports for 360º convenience and all ports open to form an internal splash guard. Full production run of Geocup requires a new set of tools for two primary forming machines (PFM) to form 12, 16 and 20 oz. sizes. Full production run of Geocup requires either a new ancillary machine or PFM operation to attach insulating strips. By means of ancillary machine, strip blanks are attached with cold glue to sidewall blanks prior to forming. By means of PFM operation, strip blanks are attached with cold glue to sidewall after conical forming. High-speed thermo-forming of Geocup’s plastic lid requires a new set of interchangeable dies.