LA-CO Markal Introduces Dura-Ink Dry Erase Marker

New Dry Erase Marker Removes Easily, Leaving No Residue or Scratches

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - January 2010 - Today, fabricators and manufacturers are using dry erase markers for a variety of applications ranging from whiteboard marking on the production or shop floors to temporary marking during assembly, fabricating and quality control processes. With a 75-plus year tradition of seeking constant innovation and offering customers the most wide-ranging line of industrial marking tools, LA-CO/Markal announces the addition of dry erase markers to its multi-purpose DURA-INK line. An industrial strength, felt-tip ink marker designed for temporary applications, DURA-INK Dry Erase offers a bolder, fast drying mark that can be removed quickly and easily without leaving behind residue or ghosting.

Only DURA-INK Dry Erase Markers offer an innovative cap-off ink technology. When applications require the cap to be left off the marker for extended periods, the safe, non-toxic ink is specially formulated to provide a longer marking life compared to the competition. Able to withstand the rigors of repeated, heavy use, DURA-INK Dry Erase markers also write on a wider variety of industrial surfaces such as metal, glass, stone, plastic, white boards, other non-porous surfaces and those that require a low-chloride/low halogen specification. The 1/8-inch bullet tip on the marker will not scratch the surface of unfinished parts and is soft enough so that it can be used on most painted surfaces. Marks wipe away simply with a dry rag, towel or eraser.

"Markal strives to be the worker's choice and has developed and tested the DURA-INK Dry Erase marker to exceed the performance of other dry erase markers," states Daryl Warren, Marketing Manager for the Industrial Division of LA-CO/Markal. "DURA-INK Dry Erase markers offer a bolder, more opaque and quick drying ink, and a nib to last through repeated usage in the industrial environment. We've also taken the user's ease into account with a pocket clip for easy storage and a strong plastic marker body that is ergonomic."

DURA-INK Dry erase markers excel at a variety of applications. In manufacturing, dry erase marks are used as temporary identification for quality control, worker identification or parts identification. Color-coding can also be used to identify different actions, with marks easily being removed prior to any further step in part finishing. In fabrication, DURA-INK Dry Erase markers can be used for measurement and cutting marks. They are also ideal for color-coding and identifying various shifts or operators at job stations.

Available in red, black, blue and green, the DURA-INK Dry Erase Marker is part of a broad family of Markal removable markers including soapstone, PRO-WASH® detergent and water removable liquid paints markers, and the Markal WS-3/8® Paintstik®, a solid paint marker that is removed with water. Visitors can learn more about DURA-INK Dry Erase Markers and request a free trial sample at
LA-CO Industries is a diversified manufacturer of the Markal brand of industrial marking products, the LA-CO brand of plumbing chemicals and supplies, and the All-Weather® brand of animal health marking products. Since 1934, LA-CO has manufactured the finest industrial marking and plumbing products.

Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, LA-CO manufactures more than 2,000 products for the plumbing, HVAC, industrial, agricultural, lumber, welding and other industries. Today, LA-CO products are sold around the world through a network of 6,500 distributors in the U.S. and more than 50 countries globally. For seven decades, one overriding ideal has shaped the face of family-owned LA-CO and its extensive product offering: listening to the needs of the customer. For media inquiries, please contact Mandy Meszaros at (312) 946-6004 or For more information, please contact LA-CO Industries, Inc./Markal at 1201 Pratt Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; (800) 621.4025, or visit online at or

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