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U Shaped Straws

The U shaped straws are designed to reach the bottom of a cartoned drink. Usally they have one pointed end, which is used to pierce the entry point of the boxed drink and one rounded end which is placed in the mouth. The straw has 2 sets of folds on the tube to allow the straw to be bent twice when it is wrapped and packaged at our factory. When it is unwrapped and extended to its full length it is longer than the carton it is attached to, allowing the drinker to reach the bottom of the carton.

There are many different straw lengths to fit the vast assortment of boxed drinks from manufacturers such as TetraPak, International Paper, Combibloc, Elo-Pak. Click here for specifications.

The U shaped straws are available in 4mm and 5 mm diameter depending on the viscosity required. Another variant of the U shaped straw is the Benda straw, which is a special straw with added wall thickness for piercing a thick aluminium foil or plastic lid. U shaped straws can be manufactured with a perforation line with customer numbers in each set, ie: 4pcs,6pcs,8pcs.

The U shaped straws come individually wrapped in a continuous OPP film (Orientated Poly Propylene), which are applied to the side of a carton during the manufacturing process by a means of hot glue. The machine applicator then cuts off each straw for each carton.

Straws on OPP Film
Closeup of Straws on OPP Film

The straws are manufactured from 100% Food grade polypropylene to ensure safety for the user. These straws conform to ASTM/FDA Standards. The OPP wrapper is also approved food grade. At the end of the straw manufacturing process the straws are packaged by hand into a mega carton. Great care has to be applied during final packaging, as the contract carton filler needs a continuous flow to prevent snarling.