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Forum topic by Nubsnstubs posted 11-08-2015 05:32 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2015 05:32 PM

I was in California last week, and while there, I noticed that most places that sell coffee to go didn’t use the styro cups nor the cups that are made of something that looks like crushed styrofoam. Instead, the cups were made of paper like the ones used in years past.

Now, the reason for the post in the woodturning forum. We all hear about the foodsafe finishes for our turnings, but no one knows of a product that will withstand the heat….. Does anyone on this site have a friend or know of anyone working for Dixie Cups or other manufacturers. If so, ask them to find out what sealer is used for hot cups.

If it works for paper, and I know it does, it should work for wood. Any help would be appreciated…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#1 posted 11-08-2015 05:39 PM

I believe the paper is treated with a thin layer of plastic during the manufacturing process

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#2 posted 11-08-2015 05:47 PM

According to the information provided by Dixie (and a few others), they are ‘polylined’ paper cups. Sort of a generic term, so not real useful… however, I found this description over at the webstaurant store that says it’s polyethylene (PE).


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#3 posted 11-09-2015 03:19 AM

Never mind, I cannot read. :)

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#4 posted 05-12-2016 06:11 PM

You can get food grade lacquer or nitrocceilulose lacquer food grade both work well

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 07:57 PM

I experimented with bonding HDPE to wood with mixed results. I haven’t given up on it but other projects took priority.


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