Erasers - PVC & Latex-Free
All erasers distributed by Faber-Castell USA are PVC and Latex-Free.
The kneaded eraser, is also known as putty rubber as it resembles putty or gum. It functions by adsorbing and "picking up" graphite, charcoal and pastel particles. There is no wearing away to leave behind residue, therefore it lasts much longer than other erasers.
Kneaded erasers are commonly used for correcting and lightening charcoal and pastel work, for cleaning slides and final drawings. It is a soft pliable eraser that is extremely kneadable and absorbent.
Small amounts can be "pinched" off the rectangular block in order to work on minute detail. The small pieces can be worked and kneaded by hand to any shape (hence the name) for precision erasing and detailing work. It can become saturated to the point it is no longer able to absorb which will then leave marks instead of erasing. If the eraser is too warm, it may smear or stick. The Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser is the perfect artist's erasing tool! Available in assorted colors.
Used for graphite and color pencils the Faber-Castell Dust-Free Erasers cause less dust and do not contain harmful phthalate plasticizers. Phthalates have been reported to cause several undesirable effects when exposed to the human body. To date, phthalates are still commonly used to produce erasers around the world.
Dust-free erasers are great for correcting graphite artwork. They erase extremely clean and there is less eraser waste as the residue rolls together.
Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser Pencils do not contain natural rubber, latex or silicone but instead contain thermoplastic, synthetic rubber, filler and additives. Faber-Castell Eco-Pencils such as the Perfection Eraser Pencils are created with wood from sustainably managed forests.
Read more on our blog... An Artists' Guide to Choosing the Right Eraser