Technical Subcommittee


  • More than 100 experts of 50 companies from 10 countries
  • Open to guests from non EWIMA countries
  • International guest speakers are invited
  • Regular sessions twice a year


  • Product safety
  • Toy safety
  • Chemical and environmental legislation in Europe
  • Standardisation, i.e. ISO, CEN
  • Current issues of importance
Working Groups
  • Deal with current topics of relevance for members
  • Established upon demand by the EWIMA experts
  • Focus on one specific issue, i.e. designation of substances
  • Results are provided to all members
Patent Service
  • Monthly compilation of industry property rights with relevance for the writing instruments industry
  • Query of the most important international databases
  • Focus on international patent classes, sub-classes and key words
  • Clear summary of relevant property rights with around 200 results per month
Pencil Committee
  • Represents the 8 leading pencil manufacturers from 8 European countries
  • Informs regularly on current issues concerning the production and sale of wood-cased pencils, i.e. wood supply and specific statistical data
  • If required, specific topics, i.e. EU environmental regulations, are dealt with on expert level


EWIMA Pencil Committee Members: