Enjoy your hot beverage right away without burns, and savor it for hours in the only Titania travel mug in the world, with your custom engraving. This mug is made of stainless steel inside and out, with a grippy, blue-gray, super hard Titania ceramic coat on the outside, expertly custom engraved.
Titanium dioxide, or Titania, is a coating used in industry for insulation from extreme heat (in gas turbines, for example) or for parts that need an extremely wear-resistant coating. It is a ceramic, and it is applied with a plasma-spray process in which it is heated above its 3,400°F melting point and sprayed onto the mug surface, building up a layer of material from 0.003-0.007” thick. The finish has a fine roughness, like that of bisque-fired ceramic or slate, and even when wet it is not slippery. Because of the roughness, it builds up an interesting patina of scuffs with use (not scratches, it's too hard for that), so it is not a coating for someone who wants perfect uniformity. This is a chameleon coating that appears to change color depending on the light, surroundings and observer. It can appear to be black, dark blue, gray and all colors in between.
We are currently offering a select, artistic version of the Titania Temperfect mug, with hand engraving by a local Raleigh, North Carolina artist, Dustin Walker. Dustin is a metalsmith who creates unique designs, and for this project he will invent a different, beautiful engraved pattern for each mug. He will be glad to make a design based on your requests as well. The engraving will be applied to the surface of the mug in a band encircling the bottom as shown.
The images show examples of engraving on a Titania mug, mugs without engraving, and a few examples of Dustin's past engraving designs on mugs with a discontinued finish.
Please note that we don not stock these mugs as each is custom engraved. Please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a lead time estimate, which will depend on Dustin's workload.
The BPA-free lid on this mug has a stainless steel anti-slosh (not a perfect seal, though) shutter you can operate with one finger. Hand wash body. Dishwasher-safe lid. Invented, designed, built and engraved in NC. 16 oz of drinking perfection in a mug like no other.
Non-US customers: our Titania mugs ship from the US via FedEx, which takes about a week. You will likely be assessed duties and/or VAT by your customs authority.