Marine Biodegradable

Made with PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), a substrate derived from canola oil, phade®  is a breakthrough in marine biodegradable and home and industrial compostable drinking straws and stirrers.

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The world's first and only marine biodegradable and compostable straw

Available in 3 standard straw sizes and drink stirrer.

Developed with NODAX™ Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) by Danimer Scientific, Inc.

A Game-Changing Mission

“phade® is created with natural biopolymers, allowing it to return to nature as safely and as quickly as possible.”

Brad Laporte
WinCup Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Company Background

    WinCup develops innovative product lines that promote sustainability while meeting consumer preference in the Foodservice, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality and Entertainment industries.

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  • Executive Bios

    Brad Laporte
    Chief Executive Officer, WinCup, Inc.

    Laporte joined WinCup® in 2016 as the Sr. Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering. He was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2019, and in September of 2020, he was promoted to Chief Executive Office. As CEO, Laporte oversees all of WinCup’s manufacturing operations at its 8 locations throughout the country, engineering, research and development, finance and accounting, and human resources for WinCup’s 925+ team members. Laporte has held various leadership roles in manufacturing and operations through his career, including Vice President Operations and Manufacturing at Larson-Juhl, and Vice President Manufacturing at Okabashi Brands, Inc. His passion for innovation and environmental sustainability helped shape WinCup’s strategic sustainability vision which led to WinCup’s creation of its phade® straw, the first commercialized PHA-based product in the US. Laporte holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Windsor.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Phade is…

    • The first marine biodegradable and compostable straw and stirrer available to mass consumers
    • Performs like traditional, synthetic plastic straws
    • Biodegrades and composts in 6-12 months
    • Created by WinCup, Inc.
    • Made with Danimer Scientific’s NODAX™ PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate)

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