GET Melamine Capacity-fill Drinkware
The majority of drinkware manufacturers measure the capacities of their cups by the rim-full capacities, which is the maximum amount of liquid the vessels can hold before it spills over the rims. To determine what capacity will best fit their needs, operators must consider what types of beverages they plan to serve and how much space may be left between the beverage and rim of the cup when it is served. Fortunately, GET melamine and polycarbonate drinkware doesn't require that guesswork because the company provides a capacity measurement in addition to the rim-full number. That capacity figure is the suggested volume of product that should be served in that vessel.
How Rim-full Values and Capacities Differ
Typically, the measured difference between rim-full and true capacity in standard tumblers is 2 ounces. Tumblers and other non-alcoholic beverage glasses are not filled to their rims, leaving space at the top to reduce spillage. That means a 12-ounce rim-full glass provides a serving capacity of only about 10 ounces, which may be confusing if you are shopping for a true 12-ounce-capacity glass. GET strives to avoid this confusion by categorizing its tumblers by their actual capacities, so a GET tumbler may be classified as a 14-ounce glass, though the total capacity to rim is nearly 16 ounces.
One important exception to this rule: GET beer mugs are shown with standard 12-, 16-, and 20-ounce capacities. Unlike other beverages served in standard tumblers, beer is typically poured nearly to the rim, therefore, the gap between capacity and rim-full measurements is minimal. This GET melamine beer mug, for example, is advertised as a 20-ounce beer mug, meaning it has the serving capacity to hold 20 ounces of beer, but has a rim-full measurement of 20.55 ounces.
When shopping for GET melamine drinkware, you can feel confident that the item you purchase will meet your needs to the fullest capacity.