Silca announced “One Straw To Outlive Them All” – a new titanium drinking straw set. They’re made out of leftover titanium tubing from Sicuro bottle cage production, resulting in a 99.9% material utilization rate. The straws are hand finished and anodized into four different colors.
Silca Titanium Straw Set
Silca makes a wide range of products, and is branching out beyond bicycle-specific goods. The new Titanium Straw Set isn’t groundbreaking per se, but it is made entirely from material that would otherwise be scrapped, making the leftovers into the fanciest reusable straws you can find.
How did the project start? Here’s the 4-1-1, straight from Silca:
“Early in the Ti Bottle Cage development process, the engineers over at SilCA realized that they could yield 6 cages per stick of tubing from the mill with a 9″ piece left-over. By modifying their bending and using the thinnest possible cutting blades, they now have exactly 8.5″ of leftover Titanium tubing for every 6 bottle cages produced. This means that the ONLY waste from the Ti Cage production process is in the saw kerf (material turned into shavings when cutting) giving this product a 99.9% material utilization rate — we’ll drink (through a straw) to that!”
The tubing is 6.35mm diameter 3/2.5 titanium, cut to 8.5″ lengths. Silca notes that the rainbow anodize color (above) is done entirely by hand, so no two will be exactly the same.
Sets include one straight and one bent straw, and are dishwasher safe (Silca recommends cleaning them before use). They are available now for $30 per pair.