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An exSTRAWrdinary come back to the future

The paper straw was an idea created in the fall of 19th century by the American inventor Marvin Stone.

In the sixties, the revolution of plastic material was the beginning of the end for paper straws.

Today, greater awareness about pollution, biodegradability and recyclability is pushing the market to come back to a renewable material like paper.

Look it up to keep informed on our exSTRAWrdinary project.

From paper strips to bended straws

On April 2018 European commission issued the directive that ban all single use plastic from 2021. 

Base on that, IMA T&T division has decided to develop a new automatic line: from paper strips to bended straws wrapped on a ladder band, to match the new market needs.


A production line with a new generation design

Driven by efficiency, accessibility, modularity, flexibility, hygiene, cleanliness and definitely high speed.




Technical data

Forming machine SF-150
Linear tube speed over 150 m/s
Straw outer diameter from 3 to 10 mm
Straw thickness from 0,2 to 0,5 mm
Straw length from 50 to 400 mm
Fully automatic paper feeding (1 shift autonomy)
Quick straw length changeover
Wrapping machine SW-2000
Wrapped straws

Up to 750 double straw/min (1500 straw/min) for straight straws
Up to 600 double straw/min (1200 straw/min) for bent straws

Ladder band pitch from 13 to 30 mm
Straight and bended (corrugated) straw configuration
Angle cut without wasted material