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Product Life Cycle of a Bic Ballpoint Pen

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Ket Gad

on 26 June 2014

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Product Life Cycle of a Bic Ballpoint Pen
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
1.6 billion pens thrown away in a year
when they run dry
because they are cheap
over 100 billion sold in 2005

Used as a stationary pen and are refillable and reusable
Disposal
The ball of the pen is composed of hardened Tungsten Carbide
Point is a corrosion resistant Brass
The body has been made by a company plastic with injection molding technology
The ink is made with dyes, lubricants, and other preservatives.
The grip is made of rubber.
Acquisition of Raw Materials
Use and Resuse
Distribution;
The Bic company distributes its product 44.3% by road, .1% by air ,and 54.7% by sea.
The average price is $2.00.
Only 88% of the environmental impact

Distribution and Transportation
Plastic, Injection Molding Process
Barrel
ratchet
clip
plunger
jacket
rubber grip
is by bi-injections around barrel
cartridge % ink
made of point and supported by a tube filled with ink
ball-
plastic
spring-
steeel pushed through machine
Production
Recycling
Bic has a brand called Terracyle that is completely recyclable
Marketing
eco designed
reliable
high quality
light & long lasting
Jalisha Lane and Keturah Gadson
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