What is Xylene?
AusPen markers are 100% Xylene free and therefore do not have that distinctive marker pen odour.
Xylene is a colourless liquid that has a strong sweet smell – commonly associated with marker pens.
Xylene is also used to make glues, chemical cleansers, degreasers, paint strippers, pesticides, and other chemicals apart from just dyes and inks.
We chose a Xylene free ink for our pens because we wanted our product to be free from any nasty chemicals that could be harmful to our customers and the environment.
Read more about the effects of Xylene below:
- Wikipedia entry on Xylene
- US Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Statement for Xylene (2005)