Pentel Receives High Grades for Eco-Friendly Back To School Products

Sep 25, 2008, 01:00 ET from Pentel of America

    TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentel of America, maker of
 the unique line of Recycology(TM) products, announces a successful Back To
 School season. Pentel attributes its early fall excitement to the
 newly-introduced Hyper-G pens (made from 57% recycled plastic) and the
 Recycology(TM) ( line of environmentally
 friendly products.
     Market response to the Pentel eco-friendly Back To School campaign has
 been enthusiastic. With spots on Good Morning America, and a feature on the
 cover of National Geographic's Green Guide, Pentel is poised for fourth
 quarter success. To culminate their strong back to school offering, Pentel
 is donating pens to the winners of the 26th Annual College Journalism
 program sponsored by Rolling Stone magazine.
     Pentel Director of Marketing De Verges B. Jones said, "We're thrilled
 to see the response to our Hyper-G and Recycology line. It is such
 validation of a strong product assortment, creative market execution and
 innovative sales support. It is rewarding to reap the benefits of a long
 history of being environmentally responsible. We have been making strides
 to be green since 1974."
     Pentel has long been recognized as a green company. In addition to
 modifying their manufacturing process to removing substances that are
 harmful to the ozone layer, Pentel has cooperated with the World Wide Fund
 for Nature since 1992.
     "Going green has long been a philosophical platform for Pentel," Jones
 continues. "The Recycology assortment line is an evolution of the Pentel of
 America commitment to the environment. The Recycology gel pens, pencils,
 highlighters and tape deliver superior performance and benefit the
 environment by utilizing recycled content. We are committed to protecting
 the global environment and controlling pollution -- without compromising
 the high level of quality that is synonymous with Pentel."
     The Recycology(TM) Program from Pentel is a product mix featuring
 office supplies that better the environment by reducing the amount of waste
 and increasing recycling activity during manufacturing. The Recycology(TM)
 products have the same quality, reliability, and dependability as other
 Pentel products. Product packaging is also made of recycled and recyclable
     For nearly 50 years, Pentel has supplied the world with the highest
 quality products. Pentel is the only writing instrument company to receive
 the Deming Award for recognition of the highest standard of quality. Pentel
 invented roller ball technology ... the smoothest way to express ideas.
 Pentel pioneered graphite lead. Every Pentel automatic pencil, lead,
 eraser, non-refillable roller ball pen, refillable ball point pen and
 correction fluid is manufactured by our own factories.
     We sponsor numerous educational programs and donate products to
 libraries, schools and organizations of need. Our dozen boxes, master
 cartons and blister cards are printed on recycled and recyclable materials.
 Pentel is committed to create a healthier environment.
     Every product is backed with a lifetime warranty against defects in
 materials and workmanship. Pentel U.S. headquarters is located in Torrance,
 California. For more information, visit

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