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Paper straws

Wholesale paper straws: high quality at great prices!

With its incredibly high quality and a wide range of applications, our paper straws are perfect for ice coffees, milkshakes, cocktails and a lot of other beverages. Are you an owner of a café, burger joint or would you simply like to hand out alcohol samples? Then our large selection of paper straws will make it easy for you to use an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws. Paper straws also give you the opportunity to get your own design or logo printed on the straws, so your customer will always know they are drinking your drink. 

Not only do we have focus on delivering the largest selection of wholesale paper straws, but it is at the same time important to us that the quality is top class. This ensures that your drink will not taste of paper and the durability of the straws  

More than 2 hours of durability guaranteed

We guarantee that our paper straws will not dissolve when they are kept in drinks for less than 2 hours. This also applies to other beverages. However, we cannot guarantee 2 hours of durability while in hot beverages or beverages containing alcohol. Paper straws are made according to applicable food laws and are made from food-approved materials and colours. Furthermore, they are 100% free from lead, chlorine, and plasticisers.

Increase sustainability awareness in your business

There is no doubt, that climate change and the environment are highly prioritised by both companies, consumers, and lawmakers – and with good reason. Consequently, plastic straws have been under the loop as well, and it has been decided that it will be prohibited to sell plastic straws within the EU from 2021. At Limepack we want to contribute to this positive development by making it easy for companies to switch from plastic straws to paper straws. We only work with manufacturers who are based in the EU, which ensures a low emission of CO2 during transportation.

100 % compostable paper straws

Since our paper straws are made of 100% paper and food safe glue, it means they are compostable and it only takes compose the straws in saltwater. If the paper straws are collected and sent to compostable facilities it will only take 1-2 months before they are degraded. You can with good conscience buy your new paper straws at Limepack.

Paper straws: The land of opportunities

Over the past few decades, we have become accustomed to using plastic straws in most social contexts whether it was for the drink at the disco, a soda along with your the food or the delicious milkshake from the ice café. A lot thinks that these opportunities are gone when switching to paper straws because they expect bad durability or the missing possibilities for getting bending straws. We are able to make the normal straws but also the bending ones, os no matter where you want to use the straws we can help you. We guarantee with our paper straws that you no longer need to have the suspicion of poor quality. With our various sizes of straws, we can also ensure a better experience for your customers.

Can I get my logo on the paper straws?

Would you like to make your brand more visible and have the same expression in all of your business? Then paper straws with your own print are the perfect way of doing that. We have the possibility of making either a two-color print or a four-color print, so both if you have a pattern that needs to be printed on the straws or if your logo should be the center of attention, we can print it. You don’t even need an in-house designer, we will more than gladly help you with setting up your design.

Which colors can I use in the print?

We are using a variety of 10 different Pantone colours, which gives you a lot of opportunities in choosing the perfect print. You can choose between the colors; navy-blue, process-blue, water-blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, violet and black. At first, it might appear as few colour options, but we have never experienced difficulties for customers finding their perfect match. Depending on the printing method, the print will either be done on already made paper straws or standard paper before they are folded to become paper straws.

Large selection of paper straws

At Limepack we are always working on offering the largest selection of quality products at the best prices, and exactly, therefore, we offer our 3-layered paper straws in 5 sizes: ”the cocktail straws” is 150 mm high and 6 mm in diameter, ”the standard” is 6 mm in diameter and 210 mm high, ”the standard long” is 6 mm in diameter and 250 long, ”jumbo” is 8 mm in diameter and 200 mm in length and our ”jumbo long” is 8 mm in diameter and 250 mm in length. We also offer two sizes of bending straws, they are both 6 mm in diameter but we have ”the big” which is 260 mm in length and starts bending at 200 mm and ”the little one” is 180 mm in length and starts bending at 110 mm.

Cocktail paper straws

The name almost says it all, but our cocktail straws are with their length and diameter perfect for cocktails in the hotel lobby or at the nice cocktail bar around the corner. Due to the length, the straw will stick a bit out of the standard cocktail cup and it can, therefore, be used to stir the cocktail which eliminates the usage of a regular stirrer. We have a broad selection of colors and designs, so you can choose the expression that fits into your business. Our most used design is the black one since it gives a rustic look and can be used for most drinks.

Standard paper straws

Our standard paper straws are mostly used for sodas, ice coffee, and other soft drinks, and the two different lengths make them suitable for both large, medium and small-sized cups. The ”standard” straw would fit for 8,12 and 16 oz cups, but if you need bigger cups you should use our ”standard long”. The standard straws are thinner compared to our "jumbo" straws meaning that the customer consumes the drink in moderate amounts. If you have any questions about size and which cups they would fit too, do not hesitate to contact us. It is not only the size of the straws that varies, the straws can also be delivered in 13 different prints, where 3 of them are straws with all of the surface covered with print. It leaves all the opportunities at your feet, so you can adjust your paper straws to the rest of your packaging.

Jumbo paper straws

Our size ”jumbo straws” are due to their width perfect for cafées, ice cream shops, and other companies who sell milkshakes, bubble tea, and etc.. The normal length jumbo straws are fit for cups in the sizes of 8 and 12 oz, where the long jumbo straws fit better for 16 and 20 oz cups. Our jumbo straws come in four different colour, they are striped print in red, yellow, green or navy blue. 

Bended paper straws

Paper straws that are able to bend, do only come in standard width (6mm). This is the reason why they are primarily used for sodas, juice and other soft drinks. We have sizes that both fit for large and small cups, so if you want to use the straws for a soda in the movies or for juice at the café then we have the size. They are mostly sold in white and black otherwise we have simple patterns fit for your wishes.

Some fun cases of different usages

Paper straws are not always only used for the purposes of drinking a drink. We have had some different approaches for what the paper straws could be used for, we have had some who have put chocolate coated strawberries on top of the straws, while they have been served with a milkshake. They did that because the 3-layered paper straws are strong and have no problem holding heavy things at the end, without breaking in the middle of the staw. We have also had some bars who were hosting birthday parties, where they made the straws into flags to celebrate the birthday person.  

European production

At Limepack we have a tradition for only working with European manufacturers. We do this to ensure our customers fast delivery, great prices, and low CO2 mission during transportation. It means we can deliver the paper straws within just 2 weeks, and even better, the CO2 emission during the transportation is low compared to transportation from China as an example. 

How are paper straws made

You might think it is a long and complicated process, but it is actually pretty simple to produce paper straws. The first paper straws were mass-produced already back in 1890 after the inventor Marvin Stone 2 years before had patented it. He invented the paper straws by winding paper strips around a pencil and gluing it together - and so it begins. 

It has now been more than 120 years since Marvin patented his way of making paper straws on, and not much has changed in the way of production since then. Today we though have better production equipment, stronger food safe glue, and better-processed paper strips. The quality of the paper straws will depend on the thickness and how many layers of paper have been used to make the straws. The manufacturers we work with put three layers of paper on top of each, which they wind on top of each other to ensure the high durability possible and make sure they do not become soggy when used.

If you want to get print on your paper straws, it depends on whether you choose tampon print or all-over print how they are made. If they are made with tampon print, the print is put on after the straws are made. If they are made with all-over print the paper is printed before it gets rolled to a paper straw.

Flexible production of paper straws

The way of producing paper straws is as said, a rather flexible way of production since the paper is wrapped around a metal rod. The rod can be custom made in width, and the paper straws can be cut in the length that you wish. If you have any custom inquiries about the length or width of the paper straws, we can help with them. 

Plastic straws vs paper straws

The main reason for the high demand for paper straws is due to the clear consequences that plastic has to the animals in the sea and the environmental consequences.

It is difficult to ignore the consequences that plastic has had on life in the oceans, as a group of researchers estimates that there are approximately 8,3 is billion plastic straws located on the beaches around the world. The plastic will stay until we remove them, as plastic does not degrade into nature opposite paper. If there had been 8,3 billion paper straws, it would have taken approximately 6 months before they were degraded and become a part of nature again. 

It can be a bit harder to compare the environmental and climate consequences by plastic- and paper straws. The obvious advantage of the paper straws over plastic straws is that the plastic straws are made of oil, which is a limited resource as opposed to the paper straws, which are made of trees being replanted.

However, in connection with the production of the types of straws, less CO2 is emitted when plastic straws than paper straws are produced. This is due to the fact that a lot less energy is needed to treat and shape oil than it is with wood since wood must be felled in the forest, then also converted to paper mold and then cast into paper and ultimately it is then processed and made into a straw. Where the plastic is just molded from the oil and then it is heated up before it gets processed and formed into straws.

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