We are one of the pioneer companies to actually produce paper straws in Europe and not only to import from Asia or America. 
We offer excellent quality and produce according to a sustainable development approach

Our History

Governments ban usage of plastic straws by end of 2020 all over Europe. Other countries follow this tendency, like India (Mumbai, Maharashtra), Mexico, China …

Drink straws produced in Asia out of paper or bamboo to be shipped with mainly air to Europe, is as little sustainable as producing plastic straws or straws in bioplastics in Europe.

The structure of Black System is an alliance of independent companies : Factories produce straws locally in different places in Europe. Black System Europe ensures management, marketing and data processing.

Black System is aimed at hotels, bars, restaurants and catering companies wishing to source high quality, environmentally friendly and locally produced paper straws.

Meet the management team

Company team

Frank Scheunemann, CCO

Expert in the Agri-Food Industry and flexible packaging.

Company team

Bernhard Brandstätter, CEO

Engineer expert in food packaging techniques and construction of production tools.

The Production

Our sites comply with the regulations of the food industry, even if this is not required by law. All our employees apply food quality and comply with strict hygiene rules during production. We offer straws of a quality level far above the market average, thanks to the choice of materials we use. 

The factory is in the process of ISO 9001 and Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification (equivalent to BRC and HACCP). This includes automatic traceability of each production batch - from the raw material to the customer. 
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Our Engagements

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Ecologic and Health

- European paper from sustanably managed and certified forests

- Inks and glues respecting European regulations for direct food contact
- Short distance delivery for a reduced carbon footprint


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- Job creation in Europe - Compliance with local and European standards regarding working conditions - No solvent to protect the health of our employees - Solidarity work promoting professional integration

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- Offre tarifaire compétitive

- Production locale pour des délais de livraison réduits

- Pailles neutres, impression graphique standard ou personnalisée

                                        BLACK SYSTEM, specialist in production of paper straws is a manufacturer alliance, producing in France, Austria and in Slovakia. We supply to all food professionals and beverage distributers.
                                        Our solution reunifies market exigencies and sustainability with its 3 pillars: Environment, social and economic.


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                                        2 place de Touraine

                                        France - 78000 Versailles