Official Guinness World Record for Noris coloured pencil
Staedtler has broken the record for the longest coloured pencil in the world. The record was made possible through the use of the unique WOPEX material and the innovative manufacturing process.
The new world record holder is 459.97 metres long and orange and black-striped.
Official Guinness World Record
More than 130 employees worked on the creation of the 459.97 metre-long coloured pencil. The Noris coloured pencil was produced from three different resins of which, among other materials, wood is a substantial part.
The world record was verified, compliant with the rules, by an official employee from the Guinness World Records Company. “We are very pleased that we were able to beat the existing world record and we are very proud of our employees who have made this world record possible,” says Erna Müller, Head of Corporate Communications at STAEDTLER. After its big day, the longest coloured pencil in the world was handed over to students of art, with the aim of it being used for a work of art for posterity, so preserving the record-breaking pencil for eternity.
Pencils made from WOPEX are not created like the traditional lead and coloured pencils by gluing wooden panels together in several steps. Pencils and coloured pencils made out of WOPEX come about from a single mould.
For more information go to www.staedtler.co.uk
Posted on 6th August 2015 by Hazel Fieldwick