Is there much difference in the quality of one paper table cloth to another? Does the method in which one is manufactured have much bearing on its quality, sustainability or suitability?
The answer it seems is yes.
There are a number of manufacturers of disposable table cloths, paper serviettes and banquet rolls in the UK, but there is just one which offers a 100% recycled paper table cloth.
This product is called Dispotex and is distributed by Dispo International and Event Supplies, both are catering supplies distributors in West Yorks.
The reason there is only one manufacturer which offers a 100% recycled paper table cloth is unclear, maybe it has to do with confusion surrounding the UK laws concerning recycled content in disposable catering supplies.
At present it is against the law for any disposable food container product which comes into direct contact with foodstuffs to have any recycled content, clearly one would not want something which was once toilet paper to then become something you put in your mouth! Most people don't eat their dinner directly from a paper table cloth, most still preferring crockery, therefore a disposable table cloth is the perfect type of catering disposable product to incorporate recycled paper (oddly you can find recycled paper napkins available in the UK, be afraid!)
With regard to the look and feel of the tablecloths nearly all of the other producers pin emboss their banquet paper to provide a basic pattern but the Dispotex make is damask steam embossed and is more attractive. As the Tablecloth is steam embossed the paper has been treated with water and is more resistant to spillages should it come into contact with them.
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