Paper Mate

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Paper Mate & Associates
Private subsidiary[1]
Industry Stationery
Founded 1940; 76 years ago (1940) (as The Frawley Pen Company)
1949 (1949) (as Paper Mate)[2]
Founder Patrick J. Frawley[2]
Headquarters Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.
Products Writing instruments
Owner Newell Brands
Parent Sanford L.P.
Website www.papermate.com

Paper Mate is a registered division of Sanford L.P., a Newell Brands 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.

History[edit]

Early in 1941 Patrick J. Frawley acquired his first company, a ballpoint pen parts manufacturer that had 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".

In 1955 the Frawley Pen Company was acquired by Gillette for $15.5 million. In late 2000, Gillette's stationery products division was purchased by Newell Rubbermaid.[2]

Products[edit]

A classic Paper Mate Profile ballpoint pen

Paper Mate manufactures ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, Flair felt tip pens, and erasers, which are offered in a wide variety of colors and shapes.[3] In 2010, Paper Mate introduced environmentally friendly biodegradeable pens, pencils and erasers as additions to its wide-ranging product portfolio.[4]

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