No straw is better than any straw, but this is the next best thing

Billions of disposable straws are consumed every week, and unfortunately, many of them end up in the wrong place. Sulapac Flow material for straws has been developed to tackle the global plastic waste problem while enabling you to enjoy every sip. Straws made of Sulapac Flow can be used up to 24 hours without getting soggy. They are both user and planet friendly.

✔ Non-soggy
✔ Bio-based1
✔ Natural look and feel
✔ Industrially compostable2
✔ No persistent microplastics or toxic residues3
✔ FDA and EU food contact compliant4

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1Sulapac Flow 1.7 contains 72% USDA certified biobased content.

2 Sulapac Flow 1.7 material is industrially compostable certified according to BPI (ASTM D6400) and Seedling (EN 13432). The manufacturer of the straws is responsible for ensuring the compostability of the end product.

3Biodegradation of 75,5% in 420 days in the marine environment (ASTM D6691, 86F / 30C). Not considered biodegradable in California.

4Restrictions and specifications of use apply, please refer to relevant Declaration of Compliance for further information.

Sulapac straws now in St. Regis, Four Seasons Resort and Caesars Palace

Luxury hotels St. Regis, Four Seasons Resort and Caesars Palace in Dubai have chosen premium sustainable Sulapac straws that don’t get soggy supplied by Bird Collaborative.

“We all need to focus on sustainability. Using alternatives to conventional plastic for everyday products are an easy starting point.” – Raja Zeidan, General Manager at St. Regis Downtown Dubai

“We are really proud of our partnership with Sulapac, they offer the best alternatives to traditional plastic backed by science and sustainable innovation.” – Nabil Mhanna, Founder at BIRD Collective

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Comparing straw alternatives

FEATURE SULAPAC Paper Bamboo Glass Steel PLA Plastic
Plant-based Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Natural look and feel Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Doesn't get soggy Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No risk of chipping or cracking teeth Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Investment to new production lines Low High High High High Low Low
Safe for the planet Yes Yes Yes Ok Ok Ok No
No permanent microplastics Yes Ok Yes Yes Yes Ok No

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Ready to switch to Sulapac?

If you are interested in ready-made straws, please contact our sales team for a quote. If you wish to manufacture straws from Sulapac material with your existing extrusion machinery, our experts are happy to support you all the way from material trials to go-to-market activities. Fill in our purchase form or read more about the Sulapac customer journey.
(Please note that the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUP) has banned the use of chemically modified polymers in straws, even if they biodegrade without leaving permanent microplastics behind like Sulapac. Read more here.)

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Key features of the Sulapac Flow 1.7, the one of a kind material for straws




1. The Sulapac straw v1.7 contains 72% USDA certified biobased content. Certified by the USDA BioPreferred® Program. 

2. Made of wood chips and biopolymers. Biodegradation of 68,2% at 308 days in the marine environment (86ºF/30ºC, ASTM D6691) and 83% at 195 days in home compost (82ºF/28ºC, ASTM D5988). 

3. The material is not considered harmful to aquatic organisms nor to cause long-term adverse effects in the environment. Ecotoxicity and threshold values for heavy metals tested. EU and FDA food contact requirements approved. 

4. Our wood originates from certified forests. We always follow our strict Policy for Sustainable Sourcing. 

5. The compostability has been tested and verified according to EN 13432/ASTM D6400. BPI certification in progress. Guidelines may differ regionally. Please check the details from your local waste management authority. 

The science behind this innovation

Deep dive into our material features and learn about the scientific criteria and validation behind our statements.
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Partnering with the best

The mass-producible Sulapac Straw has been developed together with Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions (Nasdaq, €10bn revenue, 2017). The commercial solution combines Sulapac’s unique material recipe and technology with Stora Enso’s experience in industrial operations and global market reach.

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