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The Science of Promotional Products

All About Materials

All right, all right, settle down over there. I know learning about the materials used in promotional products is extremely fascinating. Like neoprene...you probably think it's just for koozies, but did you know it's also used to make scuba diving suits? What about polyester and polypropylene? Did you know those were types of plastic? Stick with me, and you'll be an expert on promotional products in no time!

The Syllabus

Different Types of Plastic

When it comes to creating the best promotional product, it’s important to know your GIFs from your PNGs. Get ready to dive into the world of file formats.

Different Types of Fabric and Their Uses

Fabrics are woven into our everyday lives and are used to create a number of popular products. Each has different chemical properties and can be used for everything from raincoats to power belting.

Difference Between Pill and No-Pill Fleece

Decide which material would be best for your promotional product needs (and comfort wants) with this informative course. You'll learn all about the differences between the two materials and how fleece is manufactured.

50/50 vs. 100% Cotton

Even if you're not the best at math, you can see that a fifty-fifty cotton blend just isn't the same as genuine one hundred percent cotton. Find out why!

What is Neoprene?

Learn all about the fascinating material known as neoprene and how it's used in a number of interesting products, including wetsuits for scuba diving!

Different Types of Lead

Did you know there isn't actually lead in the middle of your pencil? In this lesson, we'll learn what you're REALLY writing with!

BPA Promotional Products

What exactly is BPA? Why does everyone worry about it so much? Get the low-down in this lesson!

What is Proposition 65?

Prop 65 is a law that regulates BPA and other chemicals and materials in products. Read on to learn more about Proposition 65.

Ounces in Garments

Since garment weight is measured in ounces, it's important to know how heavy a piece of clothing will be based on the amount of material. Learn more here!

Custom Koozie Materials

Promotional koozies come in a variety of materials, each with a different purpose. The most common are made from neoprene or foam, which work as good insulators and keep your beverages nice and cold.

Further Reading

The Anatomy of Pens and Pencils

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