We wish to be totally transparent with you on the composition of our products, from the recovery to the transformation to the finished product: here is the manufacturing process of our straws.
Biosourced from sugar cane
The main material in the composition of our straws comes from bio-mass, i.e. from natural resources that are rapidly renewed.
The transformation of sugar cane allows us to obtain a bio-sourced material to which we add other supplements such as mineral fillers and lubricants (untransformed materials) in order to obtain an optimal formulation for our straws.
Because of their composition, our straws are compostable in the biomass from which they are made. Our straws are certified “OK Compost Home”.
Note to our fellow professionals:
Les Nouvelles Pailles markets straws that we describe as ecological, and which in fact have many benefits.
First of all on their formulation, the biomaterial used is made up of more than 50% from sugar cane, a 100% renewable resource. On the basis of this material which is a biobased polymer, we add mineral materials as well as a natural lubricant.
Then on their decomposition, our straws just like the cardboard are perfectly compostable. We have had them certified home compost (OK Compost Home certification), thus reducing their impact on the environment to zero after their use if you place them with other organic waste. We are the only ones to offer you this guarantee of compostability with identical properties!
Finally, our straws are now reusable. They are water and heat resistant, so they can be easily cleaned (in a dishwasher) and reused many times.
Our straws have been tested according to the NF EN 12875-1 standard during 30 washing cycles without any deterioration of their functionality. This formula, developed in the laboratories of our industrial partner, provides the properties required for an extrusion application (technology derived from the plastics industry), both in terms of mechanical and environmental aspects.