Pink Pearl eraser

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Pink Pearl® eraser

Description

[Sanford Corp formerly Faber-Castell] A registered trademark for a Factice eraser. Pink Pearl® erasers are composed of vulcanized Vegetable oil mixed with Rubber, antioxidants, Pumice, and colorants. The pumice acts as an abrasive as well as a filler. The Pink Pearl® erasers leave copious small crumbs that darken on aging and are difficult to remove (Estabrook, 1989). Surface pH measurement of the Pink Pearl® erasers gave a basic value of 9.17 (Estabrook, 1989).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pink Pearl® eraser

Risks

Residual sulfur and/or chloride may be present from vulcanization

Resources and Citations

  • Sanford: Pink Pearl Website
  • E. Estabrook "Considerations of the Effect of Erasers on Cotton Fabric" JAIC 28:79-96, 1989. Link
  • E. J. Pearlstein, D. Cabelli, A. King, & N. Indictor :Effects of Eraser Treatment on Paper" JAIC 22(1):1-12, 1982. Link
  • Website address: www.sanfordcorp.com/erasers/eraserinfo.html