The Permanent Collection

The mythical BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen, the emblematic pocket-sized BIC® Maxi lighter, the ubiquitous BIC® one-piece, single-blade shaver... Pioneering products whose original designs intact and still current

today have triggered a cult following across the decades.

THE BIC® CRISTAL® BALLPOINT PEN

Pure and simply functional I

Crystal the most organized form of solid matter is known for its transparency, shock resistance and longevity. Introduced

in 1950, BIC® Cristal®, the world s first high quality and affordable ballpoint pen, with its unique clear body and cap

matching ink color created quite a stir. The revolutionary pen dribbled a little, and wrote a bit thickly on the first strokes

but, as for each new product to come, a state-of-the-art industrial process is evolved, combining technological and

chemical advances to deliver the perfect object.

ANNUAL REPORT 2015

WHY EVERYBODY LOVES BIC®