ARE CENTROPEN WRITING AND DRAWING PRODUCTS REALLY A CZECH PRODUCT, OR ARE THEY MOSTLY IMPORTED?
All writing and drawing products are pure Czech products. Our manufacturing plant is located in Dačice in South Bohemia. Only a few products (e.g. rulers, compasses, glue) which are essential additions to our product range come from other countries.
DOES CENTROPEN MANUFACTURE AN ECO-FRIENDLY RANGE OF ITS PRODUCTS, OR IS IT PLANNING TO DO SO? DO YOU MANUFACTURE OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO INCLUDE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO?
We are not currently planning a specifically eco-friendly range. However, the environment is an issue that our company constantly discusses. All of our inks have long complied with the strictest European parameters. The latest step in ecologically responsible production concerns packaging. The original PVC packaging of some of our products has been replaced with recyclable polypropylene (PP). We have already been using polypropylene for the production of our own writing instruments for many years.
AT SCHOOL, I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE MOST SUITABLE WRITING INSTRUMENTS FOR FIRST-YEAR PUPILS ARE THOSE WITH A TRIANGULAR GRIP. DO YOU HAVE SIMILAR PRODUCTS IN YOUR SELECTION?
Of course. Centropen is a pioneer of products with the so-called ERGO grip, which guarantees that writing instruments will be held correctly. It is already more than 10 years since we created a grip corresponding to the correct parameters which we had discussed with experts in the field. In addition, TORNADO products, which were the first of their kind, are equipped with massage points which stimulate tactile receptors in order to reduce fatigue when writing. In the case of the TORNADO COOL product range, this tuned grip is made from soft materials to increase writing comfort. Of course, ERGO grip is not only intended for children. The majority of our products for use in the office have pinch (ERGO) grips. You can find out more about the importance of the right writing instruments to the healthy development of your child at www.jak-spravne-psat.cz (in Czech).
ARE CENTROPEN PRODUCTS harmless to health?
Yes. All of our products that are designed for children, and where there is a danger that they could come into contact with the skin or food, or that they could be put into the mouth, are tested according to the strictest European standards, guaranteeing safety and health. Such products are marked with the CE symbol.
We put your children’s safety first. Our blow markers are 100% harmless to health.
AIRPENS comply with European toy safety directives, as well as with all Czech legislative standards. Let your children draw creatively and safely.