Detectamet Launch the Longest Writing Detectable Pen in the World

The World’s longest writing Metal and X-ray Detectable Pen from Detectamet will write for up to 12.5 kilometres (7.8 miles). This is 3 1/2 times longer than some major international pen brands. The double detectability means that if pieces of this pen are lost in finished food products they can be identified and rejected by metal and X-ray inspection machinery.

York, United Kingdom, July 20, 2016 --( The latest pen from Detectamet is the longest writing Metal and X-ray Detectable Pen in the world. This fine writing pen will write for up to 12.5 kilometres (7.8 miles). That can be 3 1/2 times as long as some major international pen brands.

Detectamet’s furthest writing detectable pens until now were the Standard Pens that can write for up to 11.3 kilometres (7.29 miles) and its Detectable Cryo pens that can write for up to 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) even in extreme cold environments.

“The efficiency of the new longer writing pen is important and the fact that it is refillable means it is environmentally friendly,” said Detectamet’s Managing Director James Chrismas said, “Of course the key benefit is that the pen can be detected by both metal and X-ray inspection machines.”

The combined detectability means that when this pen is lost in the process machinery of a food ingredient plant or the finished food product themselves then the standard metal and X-ray inspection machinery can identify and reject the contaminated products that may contain pieces of the pen.

“The large cost of recalling batches of food contaminated with undetectable plastics can have a major impact on profits, but the effect on the customers’ and consumers’ trust in a brand name can have a lasting negative effect on sales volumes,” James explained.

The ink cartridges for this pen have an indicator on the side to show when the ink is getting low. The refills are easy and quick to install and are supplied with black or blue ink.

Detectamet produces the most detectable products in the world designed to help food producers to avoid the risks of plastic contamination.

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