They’ve produced airplanes, launched satellites and churned out some of the best smartphones, so it seems almost incredible that China has been stumped by the humble ballpoint pen. Until now.
China, while being the world’s biggest manufacturer of ballpoint pens, has not been able to manufacture the pen tips without relying on foreign imports.
Taiyuan Iron and Steel, one of the country’s biggest stainless steelmakers, has announced that it's finally able to develop the pen tips after five years of trying.
Ballpoint tips require extremely high grade stainless steel and precision equipment, the company told the Xinhua news agency. Read more...More about Steel, Ballpoint, Pen, China, and World