Standardisation Of Straws

Drinking straws have never been the subject of standards and specifications but now a recently published International Standard, provides general requirements for dimensions and performance properties of plastic straws.

This standardisation will help manufacturers to produce consistent quality products. The new standard covers a range of straws, straight, flexible, extendable, spoon-shaped ends, or with sharp tips to break filmsealed containers.

Straws must now conform to the food contact requirement of the market and show their resistance to hot and cold temperatures and bend without breaking.