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What’s Inside Blue Ballpoint Ink? Fatty Acids and Alcohol
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What’s Inside Blue Ballpoint Ink? Fatty Acids and Alcohol

The Voorhes Synthetic Dyes Patents for ballpoint pens go back to the late 1800s, but it took half a century to develop good, fast-drying inks. Bic, Pilot, and other makers jealously guard their formulas, but to get that classic ballpoint blue, these companies mix up a cocktail of colorants. A […]