SILCA is always thinking about the sustainability of our products and the legacy it leaves. It's why SILCA still build pumps from repurposed leather of the Italian fashion industry. These straws were developed from our own Sicuro Titanium Cage production.
Early in the Ti Bottle Cage development process, we realized that we could yield 6 cages per stick of tubing from the mill but were left with roughly 1" of scrap tubing per cage. By modifying our bending and using the thinnest possible cutting blades, we 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 us a 99.9% material utilization rate!