Ebonite, substance discovered in 1839 and obtained by vulcanizing natural rubber in excess of sulfur (about 30% – 40%) for prolonged periods, is the historical material for the production of quality fountain pens’ feeder.
This material has numerous qualities that provide a high user experience; the main features, for which Aurora has always used ebonite for its high range products, are:
- excellent wetting
- the production is done with articulated processes (therefore expensive) that guarantee a very high yeld –> the resin feeder are produced by moulding (it is a large scale production)
- the production does not require chemical-physical processes (unlike resin feeder)
Ebonite allows a pleasant user experience, especially for the excellent wetting, maintaining alive the fountain pen tradition as the feeders of historical models were born in this material.