Rikagaku Dustless Chalk - White - Pack of 6

Rikagaku Dustless Chalk - White - Pack of 6

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Includes six pieces of white chalk.

Do you remember the old school days where you would hit a chalkboard eraser on the board and “Pouff!” out comes a cloud of white dust? This new chalk addresses that problem with its natural calcium carbonate composition made from scallop shells. The particles are heavier, creating less dust. In addition, the calcium carbonate lasts twice as long as chalk plaster, making them more economical. JetPens finds dust still gets on your fingers when using this chalk, but is not as airborne as standard chalk. We are dedicated to providing our teacher customers with healthier, more fun writing alternatives!

The manufacturer of this product, Japan Rikagaku Industry, was established in 1937 on the belief that every human being needs to “be loved, be useful, be praised and be needed”. The company chose to manufacture chalk made from calcium carbonate because there was an indication that teachers who used chalk had a higher probability of tuberculosis than others. In 1953, the resulting dustless chalk was the only one approved by the Educational Ministry of Japan. In their two factories, Rikagaku employs people often overlooked by society. In the Kawasaki factory, there are 48 employees in total: 22 severe mentally-disabled people and 9 mildly mentally disabled people. In the Misaki factory, there are 28 employees in total: 13 severe mentally-disabled people and 9 mildly mentally disabled people. The company has a model blend of environmental and people friendly management policies.

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Already saw the incredibly...
February 28, 2011
Already saw the incredibly motivational documentary on them, but here's a link in case anyone's interested http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20090312jk.html
And their products are true to their word, and I will certainly keep supporting and buying from them :)
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This chalk is both easy...
October 7, 2011
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This chalk is both easy to read and easy to erase. I hope they get some back in stock again soon!
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Nice, thick chalk that...
September 6, 2016
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Nice, thick chalk that writes smoothly and with little dust. It's not quite "dustless," but it's a huge improvement over normal chalk. It's also a lot more comfortable to write with, and it doesn't feel like it'll snap in half if I use it. Highly recommend!
Great company that really...
July 30, 2016
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Great company that really makes an effort to employ developmentally and intellectually disabled people. Read the story about the company, and you'll want to buy their products even more!
I don't know how this...
May 8, 2015
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I don't know how this happens, but this chalk is "soft" enough to write easily without gouging through the blackboard, yet it is (as promised) almost completely free of dust. There seems to be some kind of very thin rind or coating that keeps the dust in check. Outstanding!