At the beginning of the Fifties plastic lived its golden age. Thermoplastics as polyester, ABS, PVC and Plexiglas (that are shaped through injection of melted material) were frequently used to rapidly produce the most different tools at low costs and in a wide range. There are many different kinds of plastics ranged according to their infrangibility, flexibility and resistance to light and wearing.
The acrylics are among the best resins for fountain pens production, and are especially appreciated for the brightness of their colours. Recently acrylics have been used to produce mottled and spotted effects resembling to celluloid, with really impressive results. In this case indeed it’s not possible to inject the material directly in moulds in order to obtain the pens, we absolutely need to turn the previously coloured material plates.