View as

Sugarcane Plate Collection

Sugarcane plates are eco-friendly alternatives to traditional disposable plates. They are known for their biodegradability, compostability, and ability to withstand heat. 

Patek Packaging aims to revolutionize food presentation and seamlessly combine convenience, tidiness, and affordability with our sugarcane plate collection

What is Sugarcane Bagasse?

Bagasse, a byproduct of sugarcane juice extraction, is the fibrous residue left after crushing sugarcane. Rich in sugarcane fibre, this material substitutes traditional fibres like wood or straw in paper pulp for paper product manufacturing.


Clarence Birdseye discovered the use of sugarcane bagasse as a paper pulp substitute in the 1930s. Further development of this method occurred in a laboratory at Hacienda Paramonga, a sugar mill in Peru. 

Bagasse is a paper pulp substitute in tropical and subtropical regions with high sugarcane production, such as Argentina, China, Colombia, India, Iran, and Thailand. While it is usable as fuel for sugar mill production, its high moisture content makes it particularly suitable for sugarcane paper production.

Market Projections

In 2022, the global industry of Bagasse plates had a value of $201.4 million. From 2023 to 2031, the bagasse plates market may achieve a CAGR of 6.7%, culminating in a projected valuation of $367.6 million by 2031.

About Paper Plates

The evolution of dining ware from traditional materials like metal and ceramic to eco-friendly alternatives such as paper has revolutionized the food packaging industry. Paper-made plates are more affordable, convenient, and environmentally sustainable. This shift has democratized access to dining essentials and reduced environmental impact.


Martin Keyes, hailing from Lempster, New Hampshire, is credited as the inventor of the paper plate. In 1903, Keyes introduced a novel product crafted from moulded paper pulp, which he subsequently launched to the market a year later.  This innovative creation marked the inception of the Keyes Fibre Company, a venture established by Keyes and his partners to manufacture paper plates.


  • Offer a time-saving solution compared to reusable containers, eliminating the need for washing and drying after each use.
  • There are no risks of breakage and potential injuries from sharp remnants.
  • Since only one person uses and touches each plate, they can minimize the risk of bacteria growth and the spread of illness.
  • Thin and compact paper plates are easy to transport in large quantities without the risk of damage or the need for excessive storage space.
  • For occasional use in the office, paper plates offer a more affordable option than purchasing expensive dinnerware.
  • Made from recycled materials, they provide a sustainable alternative with a reduced environmental impact compared to non-recyclable materials.
  • Offer the added convenience of quick heating. Ideal for employee lunches and office events.

Sugarcane Plate Collection at Patek Packaging 


Price Range

Case Pack

Dimension (inches)

Sugarcane Round Plates 1-Compartment 

From $51.95 to $68.95

Available in 500 and 1000 Pcs

Available in 7”, 9”, and 10”

Sugarcane Round Plates 3-Compartment


Available in 500 Pcs

Available in 9”

Pizza Paper Plate (Other option)


Available in 1200 Pcs

Available in 9"


More About the Products

Sugarcane Round Plates 1-Compartment (7”, 9”, and 10”)

These plates streamline serving with efficient design, ideal for serving various single-portion meals. They ensure that oily or greasy foods like pizza, fried chicken, or burgers can be enjoyed without leaving residue on hands or surfaces. 

9” Sugarcane Round Plates 3-Compartment - 500 Pcs

These plates offer unparalleled usability and are ideal for efficiently serving diverse meals. Best for serving meals like grilled meats, vegetables, and sides while keeping portions separated for a tidy dining experience.

9" Pizza Paper Plate - 1200 Pcs

These durable and grease-proof plates feature raised edges to secure toppings and maintain the pizza's shape. They boast a grease-resistant coating and offer convenience and cleanliness. They can keep our hands clean while accommodating large slices and meals for a mess-free pizza experience.


  • Events and Parties: Sugarcane plates are suitable for serving food at events, parties, picnics, and gatherings.
  • Restaurants and Cafes: Restaurants and cafes can use sugarcane plates as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional disposable plates.
  • Food Trucks and Takeout: Convenient for food trucks and takeout services, providing customers with a sustainable option for enjoying meals on the go.
  • Catering: Catering companies can use sugarcane plates for their events. Offers guests a sustainable and stylish option for serving food.
  • Home Use: Individuals can also use sugarcane plates for everyday meals at home, reducing their environmental footprint while enjoying the convenience of disposable tableware.

Explore Patek Packaging's Sugarcane Plate Collection

If you prioritize convenience and eco-friendliness in your dining ware choices, this Sugarcane Plate Collection from Patek Packaging suits you. Considering your desire for hassle-free cleanup and a commitment to environmental responsibility, these sugarcane plates offer an ideal solution for your dining occasions. Meet your preferences for convenience, durability, and sustainability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is bagasse better than plastic in terms of biodegradability? 

Bagasse is better than plastics because it’s a residue from sugarcane. It offers an eco-friendly and biodegradable substitute for plastic. Unlike plastics, which may take centuries to decompose, bagasse products, like sugarcane plates, naturally reintegrate into the ecosystem as organic matter, causing no environmental harm.

What are the ways I can choose the right paper plate? 

  • Determine the appropriate plate size based on the types of meals you'll be serving and the portion sizes needed.
  • Choose paper plates with sufficient strength to support the weight of your food items without collapsing or leaking.
  • Opt for plates with a grease-resistant or wax coating if you'll be serving greasy or saucy foods to prevent soggy plates and potential leaks.
  • Select plates from sustainable materials such as sugarcane, bamboo, or recycled paper to reduce environmental impact.
  • If you need to heat food on the plates, ensure they are microwave-safe to avoid potential chemical leaching or melting.
  • Choose compostable paper plates to facilitate eco-friendly disposal options and minimize waste.
  • Balance cost considerations with the quantity of plates needed, opting for bulk purchasing options if necessary to save money.
  • Research and choose reputable brands known for producing high-quality paper plates to ensure a satisfactory experience.

How durable are sugarcane plates?

Sugarcane plates are sturdy and durable and can hold hot and cold foods without becoming soggy or losing shape. In fact, sugarcane products are stronger than disposable paper or plastic items. They don't leak, making them ideal for oily or greasy foods. Unlike plastic and foam, sugarcane products are safe for food as they don't release harmful chemicals.