The plastic straw is a single-use disposable item that is being targeted by the food service industry as it seeks to shift to reusable goods that support the circular economy. As a plant derivative, PROTĒAN water barrier coating formulations can help make recyclable or biodegradable paper straws a reality. In addition to enhancing the functionality of traditional paper straws for consumers, PROTĒAN allows manufacturers to use less paper, reducing the cost of raw materials.
Other benefits of PROTĒAN include:
- Excellent convertibility and printability.
- Compliant with FDA food contact regulations and non-toxic.
- Enhanced consumer experience since straws will withstand being submerged in liquid for a longer period.
- The performance of PROTĒAN barrier coatings allows paper straw manufacturers to use less raw material to achieve better water-resistance.