A soft plastic eraser made from Polyvinyl chloride. The first white vinyl erasers were manufactured in 1967 by Staedtler (Mars plastic). They may contain phthalate plasticizers and fillers such as Calcium carbonate and Kaolin.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Staedtler Mars plastic eraser; Pentel hi-polymer eraser; Magic Rub® erasers
Resources and Citations
- 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
- A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998 Comment: introduced in 1965