Inside Crayola’s factory which produces around 12 million crayons a day
This kaleidoscopic wonderland is the inside of Crayola’s crayon-making factory – producing around 12 MILLION crayons every day.
In order to make their iconic crayons the world-famous institution uses a production line of multiple detailed steps.
A silo with 100,000lbs of uncoloured paraffin wax is heated and moved to mixing kettles where powdered pigment is added to create a colour.
The coloured liquid is then pumped into a water-cooled mould, before it is ejected through crayon-shaped cavities and sent for labelling.
Once the label has been attached, the crayons roll off the production line and are fed into funnels, which help sort them into boxes.
Finally, the boxes are date coded and checked via a metal detector, which confirms there are only crayons inside.
Keen photographer Bryan Derballa, 32, captured these incredible images during a visit to the factory in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.
The brand, which was founded in 1885, claims the name has 99 percent name recognition across US consumer households.
Bryan, from New York, USA, said: “The factory was massive.
“I probably walked a couple of miles during the course of our shoot just moving from one end of the factory to the other.
“That doesn’t even include the storage and shipping departments that we saw but didn’t really cover.
“I loved the mixing kettles where the pigment is mixed with the melted wax – they were these beautiful vats of molten colour.
“One of the best parts of this shoot was how earnest and innocent it all was.
“And the smell of paraffin brought me back to my childhood.”