u-shape and telescopic paper straw
u-shape and telescopic paper straw
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September 30, 2020

delfort FiberStraw® paper: finalist for SPC Innovator Award

September 30, 2020

delfort FiberStraw® paper: finalist for SPC Innovator Award

Collaboration succeeds! Together with the genius minds of Henkel and Tembo, we mastered the design and production of plastic-free straws. Made from pure, natural FiberStraw® paper that is TÜV marine and soil biodegradable, our innovative line is extremely durable, food-safe, and works phenomenally in children's drink boxes. This incredible joint-initiative earned acknowledgment as FINALISTS for the SPC Innovator Award in the category “Innovation in Responsible Sourcing”.

 

For decades, our children have used polypropylene straws with plastic wrappers. Unfortunately, these either end up in landfills or our oceans. Inspired to eliminate this problem, companies delfort, Henkel, and Tembo collaborated to replace Single-Use Plastic (SUP) straws.

"The success of this groundbreaking innovation lies in a cutting-edge formula: pure ingredients, substantially reduced adhesive, and a remarkable spiraling technology. All make it a truly sustainable alternative to SUP."

Joe Kofler , President of delfort’s USA team

Starting with the substrate, delfort created FibreStraw® paper that degrades in its entirety in soil and oceans, as confirmed by TÜV. It is free of toxins, EU SUP directive compliant, and made from FSC®[1]/PEFC™ certified fibers.

 

With Henkel’s food-safe, superiorly water-resistant adhesive and Tembo’s unique spiraling technology, we conquered the design and production of telescopic, bendy, and small diameter paper straws, engineering the most sustainable single-use solution on the market today.

 


 

Read more about this groundbreaking collaboration in this article “Child’s play: shaping their future with better straws”.

 


[1] FSC-C109921

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