How are crayons manufactured and what are the basic ingredients?

The basic ingredients contained in Crayola Crayons are paraffin wax and colour pigment. The ingredients are the same for all Crayola Crayon colours, with some modifications in special effects crayons. We manufacture almost 3 billion crayons each year. The paraffin wax is melted and mixed together with pre-measured amounts of colour pigments. We purchase the powder pigments and either use individual colours or mix the pigments to produce the many colours of Crayola Crayons. The hot wax mixture is poured into moulding machines. In about four to seven minutes, the crayons cool and become solid. The crayon manufacturing process can be viewed on our web site by visiting http://​www​.cray​ola​.com/​f​a​c​t​o​r​y​/​p​r​e​v​i​e​w​/​f​a​c​t​o​r​y​_​f​l​o​o​r​/​c​r​a​y​o​n​_​m​f​g.htm. There is a book available titled Crayons From Start To Finish”. The book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the whole manufacturing process. To obtain this book, please visit your local library. As a further reference, the ISBN is 1567113907 and the author of the book is Samuel G. Woods.

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Keep designs permanent on fabric and other surfaces when you choose Crayola products with non-washable pigments:

  • Crayola Acrylic Paints 
  • Crayola Fabric Markers
  • Crayola Portfolio Series Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers

Check for availability at your favourite local and online retail stores or at Cray​ola​.ca.

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Crayola products are sold through a network of distributors and retail store locations. If you are not from the United States or Canada, please contact the office located nearest to you:

Country/​RegionCompanyContactWebsite

Africa, Middle East, Russia, South Africa & European countries (not listed separately)

CrayolaLaurent Dubois — LDubois@​Crayola.​com
Asia (if country is not listed separately) 
Crayola

Yvonne Lam — ylchan@​crayola.​com

Money Yap — myap@​crayola.​com

AustraliaCrayola Australia

Cray​ola​.com​.au/​a​b​o​u​t​-​u​s​/​c​o​ntact

1800657353
Cray​ola​.com​.au
Austria
Vivid/​Goliath — Germany Office

Sup​port​.goliathgames​.com/​d​e​u​t​s​c​h​-​g​o​l​iath/

+496103459180

BangladeshCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
Benelux
Crayola Benelux

InfoBenelux@​crayola.​com

+31104596 580

Cray​ola​.be
CambodiaCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
ChinaCrayola China

June Xu — jxu@​crayola.​com

Cray​ola​.cn
FranceUK QATC

Crayola.fr/a‑propos/contact.aspx

+33 (0) 1 410654 54

Cray​ola​.fr
GermanyVivid/​Goliath — Germany Office

Sup​port​.goliathgames​.com/​d​e​u​t​s​c​h​-​g​o​l​iath/

+496103459180


Hong KongCrayolaAllen Chan -achan@​crayola.​com
IndiaCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
IndonesiaCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
Ireland
Vivid/​Goliath

Cray​ola​.co​.uk/​a​b​o​u​t​-​u​s​/​c​o​n​t​a​c​t​.aspx

0800389 6238

Cray​ola​.co​.uk

ItalyCrayola Italy
info@​binneysmith.​itCray​ola​.it
JapanCrayola
Allen Chan — achan@​crayola.​comCray​ola​.jp
KoreaCrayolaAllen Chan — achan@​crayola.​com
LaosCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
Latin America: Caribbean, Central America & South America
Crayola

support@​crayola.​com

Lichtenstein
Vivid/​Goliath
Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
MalaysiaCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
MaldivesCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
MexicoCrayola Mexico

Manuel Gonzalez — mgonzalez@​crayola.​com

018007178 222
Cray​ola​.com​.mx
Monaco
UK QATC

Crayola.fr/a‑propos/contact.aspx

+33 (0) 1 410654 54

Cray​ola​.fr
MongoliaCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
MyanmarCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
NepalCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
Nordic Region: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden 
Vivid/​Goliath
Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
New ZealandCrayola Australia

Cray​ola​.com​.au/​a​b​o​u​t​-​u​s​/​c​o​ntact

1800657 353
Cray​ola​.com​.au
PakistanCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
PhilippinesCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com

Poland

Vivid/​Goliath
Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
PortugalCrayola Italy
info@​binneysmith.​it
SingaporeCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
SpainCrayola Italy
info@​binneysmith.​it
Sri LankaCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
Switzerland
Vivid/​Goliath
Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
TaiwanCrayolaAllen Chan -achan@​crayola.​com
ThailandCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
United KingdomVivid/​Goliath UK 

Cray​ola​.co​.uk/​a​b​o​u​t​-​u​s​/​c​o​n​t​a​c​t​.aspx

0800389 6238

Cray​ola​.co​.uk
VietnamCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
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The powdery deposit you may see on the surface of your Crayola product is called bloom. This occurs naturally and is perfectly safe. 

Bloom appears on Crayola wax-based products, such as crayons and coloured pencils. It occurs when oil contained in the paraffin wax used in these products seeps to the surface and re-crystallizes into a milky powder. You may also see this with sculptures made with Crayola Air-Dry Clay as the product ages or is exposed to varying temperatures and humidity. Rest assured, this process is harmless, and the powdery substance and crystallization do not affect the quality or performance of the product. Remove by gently wiping away with a dry cloth. 


If you have additional questions, we want to hear from you! Feel free to send us an email, call, or text us at 18002729652 on weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. Text charges may apply. 

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It’s glow time! We have some tips to help you get the best results from Crayola Glow Fusion.

  1. The Glow Fusion technology is a marker-paper system. The paper and marker set combined work together to give your masterpieces up to four hours of glow time. 
  2. Protect your work surfaces. Glow Fusion Markers are not washable. 
  3. When the markers (activated or not) are not in use, cap and lay them flat in the marker tray to prevent leaking. 
  4. For the brightest glow effect, use the markers promptly after activating. 
  5. To activate the markers: 
    • Bend the marker barrel at the star points to crack the glow capsules. 
    • Shake the capped marker for 5 seconds.
    • Remove the cap and hold the marker tip down until it glows. 
  6. Turn off the lights to see your art shine at its brightest! 

Need a visual? 

  • Scan the QR code on the box or check out the video here.

Want to keep the creative fun glowing?

  • Check for Glow Fusion Marker Colouring Sets in the Crayola aisle at retail stores or your favorite online shopping sites. 
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By definition, acid-free is having a pH of 6.5 to 8.0. *Currently, the following Crayola products meet an acid-free” definition, having a pH of 6.5 to 8.0:

  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Crayons

*Vendor and product ingredients may change and cause a product that was once acid-free to no longer be, and vice versa.

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If you are interested in becoming a licensee, please contact Margot Somerville (Marketing Manager — Crayola Canada) at 9055139753 ext 5203.
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If you like to collect old/​vintage Crayola products, you may wish to look at flea markets, auctions, estate sales and garage sales. More information about older products can be found in a published book titled A Century of Crayola Collectibles — A Price Guide”. This book covers history and products offered through the years. To obtain this book, please visit your local book store. As a further reference, the ISBN is 0875886388 and the author of the book is Bonnie Rushlow.

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If your Crayola Colour Explosion Marker stops working, rub the tip on a clean, dry paper towel. In addition, the marker may be revived by placing it cap down for about one hour.
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