According to a report by IRI, its Chicago-based market research firm, the U.S. retail market for disposable e-cigarettes has grown from less than 2 percent to 33 percent in five years, growing to a $2 billion market. This dovetails with data from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), which showed that the use of single-use tobacco among school-age youth increased from 2.4 percent in 2019 to 26.5 percent in 2020.
The rapid growth of disposable electronic cigarettes in the global market has caused competition in the industry in terms of appearance, taste, and puffs. So on and so forth.
The models on the market are always changing, and every once in a while there will be a hot product in the industry. Today, I would like to briefly talk about the shell materials used in the disposable products that are popular in the industry recently-milk tea cups and coke cans.
Coke cans: mainly stainless steel + stickers
Most of the small cola cans are made of stainless steel tubes. The patterns of different appearances are changed by stickers. The appearance of rich patterns can be realized on the basis of low cost, and large orders can also be realized with the help of automatic labeling machines. Fast delivery and can be said to be quite a bargain.
In terms of appearance, a few individual manufacturers also provide the option of CNC turning to create gorgeous patterns.
Disposable vapes in milk tea cups: PC plastic is more commonly used
Most of the milk tea cups are not straight, but in the shape of an inverted round table, so their casing is mainly made of PC plastic, of course, there are others, such as aluminum and stainless steel. In mass production, only injection molding is more advantageous, the cost of mold opening is eliminated, and the production efficiency is very high.
Similarly, stickers are mostly used in milk tea cups, while spray paint and UV printing account for a small number.