Wednesday 24 June 2009


Mitsubishi Pencil Co., owner of the uni-ball brand, is celebrating Armed Forces Day by offering a free Power Tank pen to the brave men and women currently serving in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.

The company is attempting to resurrect the heart-warming tradition of posting love letters home. Troops have been given an open invitation to apply for one of a thousand free pens by emailing

The Power Tank pen can write in the most unpredictable of environments and features uni Super Ink, a unique pigment ink with outstanding levels of protection.

Stuart Barker, Marketing Manager at Mitsubishi Pencil Co. said: “Our Power Tank can write clearly upside down, in freezing temperatures and on wet paper without blurring. Featuring a pressurised refill, which allows it to write in extreme conditions, it will be perfect for soldiers to take with them. We also want to encourage them to write a letter home to their families, as it can make such a huge difference to morale.”

A recent Power Tank survey revealed that only 30% of people write letters to friends and family, while people who received letters instead of emails felt far more uplifted and appreciative as a result. Stuart added: “We want to support our troops while they are on their tours of duty. It’s a long time to be away from home in tough conditions. Our research suggests that writing a letter is a far more rewarding experience, so we hope they put their Power Tank pens to good use.”

There are 1,000 Power Tank pens up for grabs. Any soldier wanting to apply for one should send an email to by the end of July 2009 with the name and address of their military base.

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Issued on behalf of Mitsubishi Pencil Co. by Connect PR. For further information, please contact: Lee Southen on 01902 714957 or email

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