CVI is a developer and manufacturer of specialized sustainable chemistry used in industrial coatings, printing, foodservice packaging, and advanced coatings for various industries.

From helping keeping food fresh, to keeping electronics manufacturing safe from static discharge, to keeping floors bacteria free, CVI‘s environmentally conscious solutions protect and enhance the materials that shape our world.

Paper Straws


• Exceptional Water Resistance
• Various colors available
• Biodegradable paper
• Very High Tensile Strength
• Extended strength duration
• No-bleed printing
• Excellent strength properties
• FDA Approved for Food Contact

CVI Umbrella Shield® Paper Straws are the strongest, longest lasting on the market.
Don’t you find that paper straws generally become soft and soggy after a few minutes?
Our straws will last at least 4 hours, because we use the best quality (natural) materials together with our ‘Roto-Coat’ method of manufacture.

CVI straws use the best available paper and plant-based adhesive to keep the straw together.
We use the heaviest grade paper in the industry to ensure hours of use.

• Our straws are compostable, recyclable, re-pulpable, biodegradable and marine friendly
• Our packaging is recyclable
• We use paper that is certified as sustainably sourced via international standards.
• Our inks are water based so that no solvents go down the drain into the water table


CVI straws have been tested and approved to be in compliance with FDA test method 21 CFR 176.170
Complies with FDA ‘components in food contact applications’ 176.170 and 176.180
The Inks used for printing on the surface of our drinking straws have been tested, and guaranteed acceptable for direct contact with food products, in accordance with the applicable chapters and sections of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR).

The information contained herein is believed to be reliable, but no representations, guarantees or warrantees of any kind are implied.
No warranty is made that any use or application of any product does not involve infringement of patents of others.

Frequently Asked Questions​


Why use paper straws?

Our Paper straws are recyclable, re-pulpable and biodegradable. Plastic Straws are made to last forever and are rarely recycled and only used once. Our solution is for everyone to use paper straws that are biodegradable and not harmful to sea life.


What type of paper do we use to make our paper straws?

We use FDA-approved paper (FDA 21 CFR 176.170 for Direct Food Contact).


Don’t paper straws get soft and soggy after a short time?

CVI Umbrella Shield Straws are made of high-quality long grain paper and high-bond natural adhesive, to ensure a durable product. They last a long time.


Do your paper straws contain plastic or wax?

Our straws are made from natural products that allow for easy recyclability with no artificial components such as plastic or wax.


Do your paper straws pose harm to sea-life?

No. Our Paper straws are recyclable, re-pulpable and biodegradable. They have a limited lifespan and will not become part of the floating islands of plastic in the ocean.


I’ve heard that straws are bad for the environment. Are yours?

Plastic straws are made out of virgin plastic that will eventually break down into very small particles known as micro-plastics. These particles are toxic and dangerous to the environment, as marine may life eat them. These particles can get into our seafood and we ingest them. Not good. Our Paper straws will break down quickly and not pose any threat to the environment.


In what colors and sizes are your paper straws available?

Umbrella Shield® Standard Paper Straws come in 4 main sizes, and 3 lengths depending which beverage you’re using. We have a multitude of custom sizes and designs available.


Can I get customized straws for my restaurant or business?

As we manufacture and print our own straws in our factory, we can make whatever you wish. We can change colors, logos and package design. Straws are available in any Pantone color.


What is the minimum quantity to order custom paper straws?

We have different package sizes available – call us for details.

Some Quick Facts

Capacity 40 million straws per month
Low minimum order quantity
Private labeling available
Custom designs available
Food safe
No after-taste
ECO product
Excellent quality program
Fully automatic production
Extremely durable & long lasting
Digital controlled temperature dry sterilization system

Bamboo Straws


CVI Bamboo straws are made from 100% fibered bamboo with an added plant-based binder.

There are NO artificial or man-made materials used in the making of the straws.

We use bamboo trees (which are sustainable) and turn the plant into a fine powder which is then strengthened with plant-based adhesive.

Our straws are one color (light brown) – once you see them you’ll know immediately that these are authentic Bamboo straws.

Our paper wrapping is also sustainable and any inks that are used are made from plants.

No more harming the environment or sea-life.

For the first time,
a 100% sustainable, high quality, durable,
bio-degradable straw.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Our Bamboo Straws
Are Unique!


Are bamboo straws safe?

Our bamboo straws are completely free from chemicals, pesticides and plastics. This makes them safe for use to drink, with the added comfort that they are bio-degradable and disintegrate within 60 days. Our straws are certified by internationally recognized testing laboratories


How Long Does a Bamboo Straw Last?

Our straws are for single-use although you will find that they last a longer time than you would expect. At least 6 hours immersed in liquid. Shelf life is 2 years.


Why should I use Bamboo straws?

Bamboo Straws are organic and totally chemical-free, eliminating the risk of ingesting dangerous toxins. This gives them the edge over metal and glass straws that either don't biodegrade as easily or aren't sustainably made from natural materials.


Are bamboo straws compostable?

Bamboo drinking straws are completely biodegradable and compostable. They are made from natural materials and are reusable, biodegradable, sustainable and vegan-friendly. They are the best eco-friendly alternative to plastic, steel or glass straws.


Do your straws get soggy after a few minutes?

Our bamboo straws will last for hours. At least 6 hours.


Is there a bamboo taste from the straw?

Our straws are natural and clean. No after-taste at all.

For Trade Enquiries

Contact Us

CVI Limited,
99 Glidden Rd,
Brampton, ON L6T 2H8 Canada

(905) 761-0370(647) 671-5375

CVI Company Ltd,
338/97 Thoi An 28 Street, Ward Thoi An, District 12,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam/Singapore: (65) 9088 8038