Acrylic is a material that is available in an endless range of colours and chemistries and, unlike metal or glass, acrylic is light and warm to the touch
Carville is experienced in the field of bonding, machining and
polishing acrylic and other plastics.
These techniques have been
used to develop products for customers operating in a diverse
range of business sectors.
An example of the use of coloured
acrylic was initially demonstrated over a decade ago.
Ruderman, product quality and development manager at Parker Pen,
explains, "Parker had recognised a resurgence in the
popularity of fountain pens and other fine writing instruments.
It was decided to recreate some of our popular and classic models
from the 1920's.
While the idea was good, we had difficulty
sourcing suitable materials for the next generation of these
"Discussions with Carville resulted
in a joint development project.
Carville was able to use its
experience to source and customise materials that would offer
Parker the quality look and feel we desired.
As a result of this
joint development effort, Duofold Pearl and Black was
This product remains in production and
continues to be a favourite amongst our connoisseurs and
collectors" "Carville has been able to offer Parker a
range of quality products that could not be achieved using
conventional manufacturing or moulding methods.
As a result of
the Pearl and Black success, Parker also reintroduced a limited
edition mandarin yellow along with other new products such as red
and blue mosaics.