China develops its own ballpoint pen tips

Published on 11 Jan 2017, 8:58
China, the world's biggest manufacturer of ballpoint pens, has developed its own pen tips, ending a long-term reliance on imported ones.

Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group), or TISCO, says it has mastered the production of steel components for pen tips after five years research.

The company says China-made tips are ready for mass production and are expected to replace imports in the years to come.
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