|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2012)|
|Type||Private (Subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid)|
|Founded||1940 (as "The Frawley Pen Company")
1949 (first "Paper Mate" launched)
|Founders||Patrick J. Frawley|
|Headquarters||Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.|
Paper Mate is a registered division of Sanford L.P., a Newell Rubbermaid company that produces writing instruments. Paper Mate's offices are located in Oak Brook, Illinois along with those of Newell Rubbermaid's other office products divisions.
Early in the 1940s Patrick J. Frawley acquired his first company, a ballpoint pen parts manufacturer that defaulted on its loan. In 1949, The Frawley Pen Company developed a revolutionary new ink, which dried instantly. The pen that delivered this ink was called "The Paper Mate".
Paper Mate manufactures ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, Flair felt tip pens, and erasers, which are offered in a wide variety of colors and shapes. In 2010, Paper Mate introduced environmentally friendly biodegradeable pens, pencils and erasers as additions to its wide-ranging product portfolio.
Notes and references
- Official website
- Official Paper Mate promotional site
- Newell Rubbermaid website
- Paper Mate on Facebook
- Paper Mate on Twitter