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  • A ballpoint pen is a writing instrument which features a tip that is automatically refreshed with ink. It consists of a precisely formed metal ball seated in a socket below a reservoir of ink.
  • The manufacture of economical, reliable ballpoint pens resulted from a combination of experimentation, modern chemistry and the precision manufacturing capabilities of 20th century technology. The first patent for this invention was issued on October 30, 1888, to a man named John J. Loud. His ballpoint pen consisted of a tiny rotating ball bearing that was constantly coated with ink by a reservoir above it.
  • Two other inventors, Ladislas Biro and his brother Georg, improved on Loud's invention and patented their own version, which became the first commercially significant ballpoint pen.
  • The ballpoint pen was developed as a solution to the problems related to writing with a fountain pen. Fountain pens require the user to constantly refresh the pen by dipping its tip in ink. This is not necessary with a ballpoint pen because it is designed with its own ink reservoir, which uses capillary action to keep the ink from leaking out.
  • A variety of raw materials are used for making the components of a ballpoint pen, including metals, plastics, and other chemicals. The points of most ballpoint pens are made out of brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. This material is used because of its strength, resistance to corrosion, appealing appearance, and ability to be easily formed.
  • The ink can be specially made by the pen manufacturer. To be useful in a ballpoint pen, the ink must be slightly thick, slow drying in the reservoir, and free of particles. These characteristics ensure that the ink continues to flow to the paper without clogging the ball.Two of the more interesting developments in the world of ballpoint pens include space pens and erasable pens.
  • Plastics have become an important raw material in ballpoint pen manufacture. They have the advantage of being easily formed, lightweight, corrosion resistant, and inexpensive. They are primarily used to form the body of the pen, but are also used to make the ink cartridge, the push button, the cap, and part of the tip. Different kinds of plastics are used, based on their physical characteristics.
  • Ballpoint pens are made to order in mass quantities. While each manufacturer makes them slightly differently, the basic steps include ink compounding, metal component formation, plastic component molding, piece assembly, packaging, labeling, and shipping.
General Introduction
  • BallPoint Pen
  • Pen knowledge

  • The history of the ballpoint pen
  • BallPoint Pen - History
  • Invention of BallPoint Pen
  • Compatible Ink
  • Safety Data Sheet
  • A Brief History of Writing Instruments
  • Parker Pen Products

BallPoint Pen Making Process

  • Making a Handcrafted Pen
  • Manufacturing Process
  • BallPoint Design
  • Ball Point Pen - Preparation
  • Wood Working Process of Ball Pen
  • Roller Ball Pen Assembly
  • Screw on Cap Style Roller Ball
  • Classic “Parker” Style Pen Kits With Twist-On Cap
  • Ink Analysis

Machinery Suppliers

  • Ball Pen Machinery Suppliers
  • Ball Pen Ink Clarification Machinery
  • Machinery Suppliers
  • Ball Point Pen Refill - Machinery Suppliers
  • Ball Pen Assembling Machine
  • Lathe Suppliers
  • Pen Kits
  • Anand International
  • Ball Pen Moulding Machine Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Ball Point Pen Factory Machinery
  • Ball Pen Making Machine

Company Profiles

  • Schefields
  • BIC
  • Dokumental
  • Lamy
  • Trac Pen Industries
  • National Ink, LLC
  • New Wisdom
  • Pelikan
  • Pilot
  • Reinol
  • The Pen Sac Company

Ball Pen Ink Quality

  • Ball Pen Inks of Economic Quality
  • Fluorescent Ball Pen Inks
  • Ball Pen Inks of high quality
  • Ball Pen Inks of Highest Quality
  • High Performance , Low Viscosity Inks
  • Ball Pen Inks of Medium Quality
  • Ball Pen Ink of Metallic Colour
  • Ball Pen Inks in Special Colors
  • Ball Pen Inks of  Standard Quality
  • Super Smooth Ball Pen Inks

Projects and Consultants

  • Experts
  • Atlas Ball Point Pen
  • Ball Pen Ink
  • Faber-Castell Pen
  • Inks, Stationery Products and Tonner Ink
  • Ball Pen Head
Patent
  • BallPoint Pen Venting Arrangement
  • Process for the Production of a BallPoint Pen Cartridge
  • Ink for BallPoint Pen and Ball-Point Pen Using the same
  • Light Emitting BallPoint Pen
  • Two Material Frame Having Dissimilar Properties for Thermal Ink - Jet Cartridge
  • Method of Making and the Composition for an Initially Erasable Ink for a Ball Point Writing Instrument
  • Ball Point Pen
  • Preparation Method for Shear - Thinning Water - Based BallPoint Pen Inks Compositions and BallPoint Pens Employing the Same
  • Process for the Production of a BallPoint Pen Tip Supplied With Liquid Ink, and Tip Produced ThereBy
  • BallPoint Pen with Integral Stamping Equipment
  • Method of Bending a BallPoint Pen Tip
  • BallPoint Pen Ink Composition Erasable By Rubber Eraser
  • Ball Point Pen with Liquid Ink
  • Non-aqueous ball point pen ink
  • Tool for Manufacturing BallPoint Pens
Market
  • Market Conditions in Japan
  • Writing Instruments Market Grows Despite Digital Revolution
  • Linc Pen to manufacture Mitsubishi products
  • Ink industry
  • Linc Pen hopes to double sales
  • Eversharp, Inc.,
  • BIC Press Kit
  • Pilot Pen
  • Writing Instrument Group Product Session

Suppliers

  • Ball Pen Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Ball Pen Suppliers
  • China Ball Point Pen Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Ball Pen Supplier Directory
  • India Ball Pen Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Ball Pen Ink Suppliers
  • Ball Pen Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Ball Pen Sellers

Reports

  • Pelikan - Annual Report
  • Pilot - Business Report
  • Dating of Ballpoint Pen Ink
  • Ink-Credible! - Developing Different Types of Ink
  • Noodler's Ink
  • Pilot V-Ball Liquid Ink Roller
  • Business Description

 

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