June 28, 2020
By: Chris Boothby, Strategic Marketing Director – Writing Instruments
In these difficult times of the global COVID-19 crisis, Porex continues to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. We are working diligently to supply porous plastic products that are key components for medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic tests, and personal protective equipment. Everyone around the world is keenly aware of the need for these critical items for the health and safety of our society.
However, there are also other needs in our everyday lives that are not as obvious – such as writing instruments and other art supplies. Retailers around the world have seen an extraordinary increase in demand for these items over the past few months. With stay-at-home orders having been implemented in many countries that have closed schools and child care facilities, young children must continue their development and education at home. Now more than ever, parents need markers, crayons, and art supplies to help with their children’s learning activities and entertainment. Hospitals, health care providers and laboratories are working around the clock in this time of crisis, and they need pens and markers to document their work. Essential businesses, like grocery stores and delivery services, also need them to conduct their business.
Porex is the world’s leading supplier of porous plastic nibs and ink reservoirs for writing instruments. This includes coloring markers, whiteboard markers, permanent markers and highlighters. We all need these writing instruments to teach, communicate and transact business during these difficult times.
I am proud that Porex is working closely with writing instrument manufacturers to continue to supply our products to parents, health care facilities, and businesses during this unprecedented time to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.