The idea of replacing paper straw with paper straw
The straw, which seems insignificant, has already become an important product in our daily life. In recent years, with the rapid development of the food packaging industry, more and more plastic straws that have been discarded at random while beginning to bring convenience to people's lives have begun to burden the environment, and paper straws have gradually shown advantages due to their recyclability. .
In a recent interview, Peter Gilbert, director of marketing and customer service in the specialty paper field of Dunta, said that the company is no stranger to the paper straw business. In the past, it supplied paper to the largest paper straw manufacturer. But to make paper straws from a niche market to a commodity, the paper industry also needs to upgrade deep processing technology and improve paper performance.
At present, the cost of paper straws is five times more expensive than plastic straws. Because of the slow processing equipment, 150-200 straws per minute, and plastic extrusion equipment can produce more than 2,000 plastic straws per minute. At the same time, the harsh requirements of deep processing make special paper that is a raw material for paper straws must be strong. In order to achieve the compressive strength of the paper straw, the straw is made of three to four layers of paper bonding, and the manufacturing process is very strict. More importantly, the paper used to make straws must be waterproof to ensure that people will not deform and fall apart when using it to suck liquids. At the same time, they must ensure that the materials are biodegradable to respond to people ’s environmental concerns, but these requirements must be met , It will take some time.