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The Biology of Promotional Products

How are Promotional Products Made?

Well, hello there, all of you wonderfully curious people! What does "The Biology of Promos" mean, exactly? Well, to be perfectly accurate (which we always strive to do in the scientific community), promotional products are more than just biology. A solid understanding of how promotional products work requires knowledge from all different disciplines – physics, engineering, chemistry, you name it. I think that you'll find this extremely interesting once you know more about the amazing ways they operate! So get fired up like the flame in your Bunsen burner and take a look at the courses below!

The Syllabus

How a Pen Works!

You might not enjoy pressure when you face it in a job interview, but air pressure is incredibly important to many everyday items... including pens!

How Do Mood Pencils Work?

Nothing gets people more excited about science than a color-changing pencil. We'll take a look at the chemistry that makes mood pencils and other color-changing items work.

How are Umbrellas Made?

We'll examine the parts of an umbrella – what they're made from, how they work, and other interesting pieces of information!

How are Stress Balls Made?

We would prefer to say that stress balls are made with lots of love and attention to detail, but that doesn't explain the science of how it's done. Learn more here!

How are Sticky Notes Made?

A little bit of precision measurement combined with a lot of chemical know-how produces the sticky notes you see in offices everywhere!

What are Magnets Made of?

Believe it or not, magnetic minerals can be found in nature! But are those the same kinds of materials used to make your promotional refrigerator magnets?

How is a Sports Bottle Made?

In this lesson, we'll see how manufacturers shape different kinds of plastic into the water bottles you use every day.

How are Golf Balls Made?

Did you know that according to the rules of golf, golf balls cannot weigh more than 1.62 ounces? Making golf balls is a precise task!

How Injection Molding Works

It’s time to dive into the injection molding process and how it’s used to create your fabulous promos!

The Anatomy of Pens and Pencils

If you're curious about what the different parts of pens and pencils are called, then you've come to the right place!

How Effective are Hand Sanitizers?

How effective are these promotional products and will they really eliminate all of that gross bacteria from your hands? We’re about to find out!

How Ceramic Mugs Are Made

How are ceramic mugs made? Pour yourself another cup of joe, and get ready to learn all about the process of creating ceramic mugs.

How Are Pens Made?

Whether you’re at home or the office, you likely use a personalized pen every day. What is the pen making process? What plastic are pens made from? Let’s take a moment to appreciate all the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into that little writing wonder!

How Pencils Are Made

The core of a pencil is made of graphite, clay, and water. During the 17th century, the graphite and clay were grounded down by hand, put into a cylindrical mold, and fired in a kiln. Today, pencils are mass-produced by machines that cut down the wood, insert the lead, and stamp or print a design.

How Tote Bags are Made

Whether you’re going to the grocery store or carrying books to class, chances are a tote bag makes transporting your things a lot easier. No matter what you choose to stuff them with, they’re there to give you a helping hand. While tote bags come in a variety of materials, some of the most popular are actually made from plastic! In fact, a lot of things we wear, from faux leather coats to nylon stockings to polyester sweaters, all come from different types of plastic.

Further Reading

The Anatomy of Pens and Pencils

Curious about the different parts of pens and pencils? Read here to find out more.