Why are pencil erasers pink?

Answer By now, many pencil erasers are pink out of custom; contemporary science can make them nearly any color. However, the original pink eraser was the Pink Pearl, made by Eberhard Faber in the mid-1860... Read More »

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What is the main ingredient in pencil erasers?

According to PaperMate, rubber is not the main ingredient in pencil erasers. The primary component is a material called factice, which is vulcanized vegetable oil. Other ingredients include clay, c... Read More »

How to Recondition Pencil Rubber Erasers?

Correcting a pencil mark should be a simple enough task, but sometimes a good eraser is nowhere to be found. Through trial and error, most people learn that old, dark and dried-out erasers never er... Read More »

What is the main ingredient of pencil erasers?

Pencil erasers are usually made from rubber that has undergone the vulcanization process, and then mixed with pumice, quartz powder or other fillers. Increasing numbers of erasers are made from vin... Read More »

Why are erasers pink?

In 1770, Edward Nairne began selling what are thought to be the first erasers. They were made of small cubes of rubber, although another scientist, Joseph Priestley, was the first to suggest that n... Read More »