Q.Fountain pens are often made with metal nibs. Why did Pentel develop a plastic fountain pen nib?
A.In the 1970s, a fountain pen was considered a very expensive writing utensil. It was at that time that the company requested to me to o create a fountain pen that would be affordable for all. My solution was to create a fountain pen that did not have a conventional metal nib, but a plastic nib.
Following a great amount of development work, the Stylo plastic fountain pen was released in 1979.