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Metal Keychains Vs Rubber Keychains

Oct. 25, 2021

These can serve as a powerful promotional item for a company's product and/or service. Custom Keychains can also be used as a corporate gift that freely advertises the company's basic information. Metal keychains and Rubber Keychains are two of the most commonly used .

While metal Keychains and custom rubber Keychains excel in different aspects such as durability and usefulness, it is also important to know when and how to use these materials. If you want to know how to decide between a metal or custom rubber Keychain, this article is for you.

Rubber Keychains

Rubber Keychains

Metal Keychains

Metal keychains are the most classic and traditional type of keychains. They beautifully complement important house keys and car keys with a shiny, sturdy construction. Customers love how they jingle and add a little weight to their keys, making them easier to keep track of in a purse.

Metal keychains are composed of a metal emblem attached to a metal keyring that’s large enough to fit plenty of other keys. They are traditionally made out of plated nickel. They can be made with an all-metallic finish or with enamel colors added to one or both sides of the keychain.

But note that metal Keychains are not always ideal for every event or application. Since they undergo various fabrication processes, metal Keychains can be costly and time-consuming. Also, some metals have high viscosity levels, which limit their ability to make more complex designs.

Custom Rubber Keychains

Rubber Keychains are often made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a soft, thermoplastic material that can be used repeatedly. Compared to metal Keychains, custom rubber Keychains are more lightweight and less expensive. Rubber keychains also have more vivid colours and better edge transition compared to metal keychains.

Rubber can be easily formed into highly complex geometric designs. This is because rubber has a significantly lower melting point. Rubber Keychains are also not vulnerable to chemical reactions such as oxidation or rusting. When they get dirty, you can simply wash them with plain water or detergent solution. While most metal Keychains have classic, elegant designs, custom rubber Keychains are more playful and aesthetically pleasing, particularly if you form a raised 2D logo on the front side. They are also more flexible and long-lasting.

Rubber Keychains

Rubber Keychains

Which Type of Custom Keychain is Best for You?

The truth is, there isn't one best type of custom keychain. Any of these two types of keychains can sell well and help your customers keep track of their keys! But the best choice of custom keychain for your business will depend on a few factors.

A metal keychain might be best for you if you're looking for a traditional, classic keychain option and you have the budget for them.

A Custom Rubber keychain might be the way to go if you’re looking for the most affordable type of keychain that's still durable and easy to spot.

If you're not sure which type of keychain would be most appealing to your employees or customers, contact us today. As a Corporate Gifts Supplier,I can tell you more about our rubber keychains options.