What is a Bic Pen?
The BIC Cristal is an inexpensive, disposable ballpoint pen mass-produced and sold by Société Bic of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France. It was introduced in 1950 and is the best-selling pen in the world, with the 100 billionth sold in September 2006.
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Is BIC a South African brand?
Société Bic S.A., commonly called Bic and stylized as BiC, is a French manufacturing corporation based in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine.
How long does a Bic pen last?
On average, you can expect a ballpoint pen to write about 100 pages of text or about 50,000 words before it runs out of ink. Generally, each person in the US goes through 4.3 pens in a year.
Are BIC pens waterproof?
From a performance perspective, it has a wide variety of uses. The oil-based ink writes well on many surfaces, is smooth, and dries quickly.
It is also water-resistant, making it a good choice for outdoor use as well as waterproof paper such as Rite in the Rain.
Does Bic ink fade?
Red and purple faded the most. Green, turquoise, and pink faded a little but survived okay.
Reflecting on this experiment, for some reason, I always assumed oil-based ballpoint inks would be far more permanent than water-based fountain pen inks. Yet, their chemical compositions all have their frailties.