12/09/2011

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Api: Enjoy eco-friendly drinking with biodegradable straws

Apinat is a patented biodegradable material developed by Api. Special benefits are its flexibility and softness.This Bio Straw with Apinat is similar to a traditional PP straw in terms of use and mechanical and hygienic characteristics, but it has one advantage: it can decompose in controlled composting conditions. The material has been certified biodegradable in aerobic environment in accordance with EN 13432, EN 14995 and ASTM D6400 standards. In addition, the use of Apinat makes the straw more flexible and allows for a good processability in comparison to biodegradable straws produced with PLA, Api points out.76 % of the Bio Straw is made from renewable raw materials. The straws are available in different sizes and colours. They can be sold loose or individually wrapped. The product package is in recyclable cardboard or biodegradable envelopes.Api will exhibit at Fakuma and will inform there about Apinat and other innovative compounds of its portfolio.

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