YKhan
Lv 7
YKhan asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 6 months ago

Keeping paper straws dry?

So with the current push to get rid of plastic drinking straws, I'm starting to see paper straws coming up. How do they prevent them from soaking through?

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  • 6 months ago
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    PAPER MADE STRAWS WERE USED LONG LONG TIME AGO LONG BEFORE YEAR 1960. IT IS ROLLED UP WITH A THIN LONG SMALL CUT PAPER AND THEN INSERT INTO HARDEN GLUE , ADD THIN COAT OF WAX AS WATERPROOF ITEM.

  • 5 months ago

    Paper straws are wax coated to prevent soaking through. The wax coating also makes them non-recyclable.

  • roger
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    A very light coating of wax would do that.

  • 6 months ago

    They don't. There is no way to keep them impervious in use. They always go soggy after a relatively short period of use.

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Usually they're wax coated

  • 6 months ago

    No. I would at least not think so.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    They are plastic lined.

  • Mog
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You need to use 50 of them

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