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28.09.2020, Mainz, Germany

Glass drinking straws with „professional genes” - SCHOTT Straws now also available for private customers

The SCHOTT Straws, which have been tried and tested by professionals in the hotel and restaurant industry, are now also available from sales partners in a practical 4-pack for private customers. The high-quality glass drinking straws not only optically enhance every favorite drink; they are also taste-less, reusable and recyclable. Tested at bars all over the world, they are a sustainable alternative to other material straws. Produced in Germany and soon to be a household staple throughout the world.
Mainz/Mitterteich, September 28, 2020 – The success story of the SCHOTT glass drinking straws continues: After SCHOTT introduced the SCHOTT Straws for the catering, hotel and commercial sectors last year, the private customer pack sizes with four glass drinking straws each are now following. Anyone interested can now purchase the straws exclusively from SCHOTT sales partners, for example online at SCHOTT provides a continuously updated overview of its retail and online partners on its website.

Now that the days are slowly becoming shorter and cooler, SCHOTT straws are scoring particularly well. Whether it's hot chocolate, tea, coffee specialties or warm punch - thanks to their temperature resistance, hot drinks can also be enjoyed with the glass straws. In contrast to other materials such as bamboo, paper or metal, glass retains an unadulterated taste and creates a special drinking experience without any harmful substances. And after each use, the straws can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher.

Made in Germany: From fine sand to a noble drinking straw
Several "professional genes" are responsible for these positive product characteristics: As the inventor of special glass, the international technology group SCHOTT has more than 130 years of experience in manufacturing high-quality, technical glass tubing. Thanks to a special combination of wall thickness and end piece finishing, SCHOTT straws are particularly break-resistant and can even be used by children. With manufacturing two facilities in Germany, SCHOTT is the only supplier of glass drinking straws worldwide that controls the entire value-added process.

SCHOTT also meets the DIN EN ISO 15378 standard, achieving the highest legal re-quirements that apply to primary packaging materials for pharmaceuticals and medical products.

Signature Line: Customizable glass straws for professional users
For professional users in the hotel, restaurant and catering industry (HORECA), the quality glass straws in the SCHOTT Online Shop* are still available in larger packaging sizes. Whether cocktail or soft drink, thanks to four different lengths (15, 20, 23 or 30 cm), SCHOTT Straws are suitable for various bottles or drinking glasses. The package sizes range from 50 to 300 pieces. In addition to the standard glass straws without branding, SCHOTT also offers the option of customizing the drinking straws with an exclusive laser engraving for a quantity-dependent surcharge. Interested parties can submit individual via

Tested by professionals, improved for private customers
Since its market launch, SCHOTT Straws have been successfully tested in various markets and locations, such as the Obertauern Ski Resort in Austria. In addition, there are numerous lighthouse projects with well-known international hotels: Hotel Sacher in Vienna and Salzburg surprises its guests with glass drinking straws from SCHOTT that are decorated with a laser-engraved Sacher logo. Other well-known testers can be found at the Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden and the Hyatt Regency Mainz, for example.

* SCHOTT Straws can be ordered throughout Europe via the B2B webshop

Links: – Webshop for private customers – Buy SCHOTT Straws in the B2B webshop – Ordering SCHOTT Straws for retail or individual requests for Signa-ture Line for HORECA

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass, glass-ceramics and related high-tech materials. With over 130 years of experience, the company is an innovative partner to many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT has a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. In the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the group generated sales of EUR 2.2 billion (US$ 2.54 billion) with over 16,200 employees. SCHOTT AG has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. This is one of the oldest private and largest science-promoting foundations in Germany. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

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Lea Kaiser
PR & Communications Manager
Tel.: +49 (0) 6131 66 2422

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Rina Della Vecchia  
Sr. Marketing Communication Manager
SCHOTT North America, Inc.  
Office: 914-831-2286