What Makes Erasers Erase?

Answer Erasers were originally called rubbers, not because they were made from the product of a rubber tree, but because they rubbed away marks made on paper. Today, the standard eraser and pencil combina... Read More »

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What Are Erasers Made Out Of?

Erasers are small, rubbery objects that are designed to remove graphite marks from paper. The first eraser was called "caoutchouc" and was invented in 1735 by a French scientist named Charles de la... Read More »

What are pen erasers made of?

Erasers are usually made from synthetic rubber, but some contain vinyl or plastic. Modern ink-specific erasers contain sulfite or hydroxide ions, which bind to the carbon atoms of the ink and make ... Read More »

What is in Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are disposable, white foam sponges for cleaning various surfaces like tile, floors, walls, cabinets and more. Magic Erasers also come in a special version for cleaning wheel... Read More »

What did pink erasers used to be called?

The pink eraser, created by Eberhard Faber, was originally called "Pink Pearl." Eberhard Faber used the name "Pearl" as a trademark for his line of pencils and decided to add the word pink for his ... Read More »