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Product Life Cycle of a Bic Ballpoint Pen
Transcript of Product Life Cycle of a Bic Ballpoint Pen
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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
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
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
is by bi-injections around barrel
cartridge % ink
made of point and supported by a tube filled with ink
steeel pushed through machine
Bic has a brand called Terracyle that is completely recyclable
light & long lasting
Jalisha Lane and Keturah Gadson