In line with our mission to provide sustainable products all our users, Pentel has consistently been researching on ways to improve the quality and safety of our products. We are proud to announce this change we have taken with our PVC Erasers.
When manufacturing PVC (polyvinyl chloride) erasers, "Plasticizer" is a substance used and it is added in order to soften the hard polyvinyl chloride chemically. However, over the years, there has been general feedback that plasticizer may be harmful for humans and the restriction of its usage has been getting tighter and tighter all over the world based on precautionary principles.
In view of this situation and the world trend against plasticizers, Pentel has decided to use non-phthalate plasticizer which is safer and non-harmful to humans, and has started producing all PVC erasers by using non-phthalate plasticizer since February 2017.
The non-phthalate plasticizer that we use is called 'DINCH' which is produced by BASF South East Asia Pte. Ltd in Germany. DINCH is used for various kinds of industries to produce food packaging, toys and medical devices which require safety in their priority.
With this opportunity, Pentel would like to renew the sleeve design for our erasers to emphasize on our eraser's safety to the world.
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