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Ukrainian producer of natural biodegradable drinking straws looking for distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
UKRAINE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUA20200422001
Published
06/05/2020
Last update
04/06/2020
Expiration date
05/06/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other consumer products
Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
Other manufacturing n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
The Ukrainian enterprise specializes in single-product of organic biodegradable reed straws manufacturing. The company is looking for business partners (wholesalers, restaurants, Horeca and retail chains) for a distribution services agreements.

Description

Description: 

The company was founded in 2019.The reed straws are the alternative to plastic and paper ones.
The main production advantage is proprietary manufacturing technology. The technology used in manufacturing enables to produce the craft product on an industrial scale. Production process consists of several stages: cutting, grinding, cleaning, disinfection, bleaching, sorting and packaging. The proprietary manufacturing process of the reed straws is based on the semi-
automatic production with domineering role of manual labor. The process requires low energy and water consumption compared to the pulp and paper industry.
Thus, similarly incurring little damage to the environment throughout its life-cycle in the form of CO2 emissions or excessive use of water.
One of the innovation of the company is an ongoing research; developing process for the production of biopolymer by the extrusion method, allowing to create standardized straws.
The production site is located in Dnipro. The source of raw materials needed for manufacturing is based in an ecological area, Vylkove town. It is situated on Danube Delta marshlands, close to Ukrainian Danube Biosphere Reservation.
The reed straws have unique features and utility:
- Sustainable and renewable raw material -
naturally adapted to water
- Compostable & biodegradable
- Temperature resistant
- Durable and lasting
The company seeks realible partners under distribution services agreements.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main advantage of the company is proprietary manufacturing technology. The technology used in manufacturing enables to produce the craft product on an industrial scale. The key personnel of the company is a team of highly professional and competent experts, who are experienced in the production of wine cork, wood fixing systems for grape and clothing. One of the innovation of the company is an ongoing research & developing process for the production of a biopolymer by the extrusion method, allowing to create standardized straws. There are no analogues of such straws on the market.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for business partners who have trading experience of selling similar assortment, have trust-based relationships with distributors of FMCG or food & beverages, disposable tableware and eco tableware (whose clients are HoReCa, hospitality or foodservices companies, retail) and will be able to provide a new market opportunities for the company. The company is willing to cooperate with any size of enterprises (wholesalers, small or big distributors, agents, retailers, e-shops) in any region of the world and have an intention to extend its current product portfolio.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250