• Stationery Industry

Alloys for the Stationery Industry

lbaG Precision Drawn Wire, Rod, Blanks, and Profiles
lbaG develops and manufactures special copper alloys for the writing instruments industry. With lbaG large product range, we are the leading supplier for the pen tip industry.

Product range
lbaG’s product range includes:

  • wire, rod in brass and nickel silver for the production of pen tips
  • blanks in brass and nickel silver for the production of ballpoint pen tips
  • the new alloy NSA for cost reduction and “best writing characteristics” compared to stainless steel ballpoint pen tips
  • brass rods for machined pen parts
  • brass rods for mechanical components
  • profiles for drawing instruments

Next Generation Cu-based Alloys for Writing Instruments.
lbaG Innovation of High Strength & Ductility Nickel Silver Alloys and Environmental-Friendly Products
lbaG Research and Development Department invents patent pending new alloy solutions. The alloy properties are suitable for various demands of writing instrument applications, including anti-corrosion alloys made for gel-ink applications, high strength alloys for dimension of wires < 1.6 mm Ø, nickel silver alloys including very high deformability for cold heading applications.
lbaG alloys are environmental friendly and free of lead, bismuth, or beryllium.



Stress-Strain Diagram.

NSA in comparison to standard NS and stainless steel.

Description DIN EN ASTM Machinability rating
Brass Alloys
58S CuZn39Pb3 CW614N C38500 100
61A CuZn36Pb3 CW603N C36000 100
Nickel Silver Alloys
NM21 CuNi7Zn39Pb3Mn2 CW400J ~ C79800 95
NM31 CuNi7Zn39Pb3Mn2 ~ CW400J ~ C79800 90
NM6 CuNi12Zn37Mn6Pb2 CW407J C79860 90
NM436 CuNi11Zn37Mn5Pb2   C79860 90
NSA2 CuNi12Zn36Mn5Pb2 ~ CW407J ~ C79860 90
EnviN12 CuNi12Zn38Mn5     70
N15 CuNi15Zn23Pb2     85
M18 CuNi18Zn20 CW409J C75900 20
1 used for cold heading
2 newly developed by lbaG
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