There are 6 different types of keychains: couple keychain, car keychain, souvenir keychain, keychain for daily ornaments, pet keychain, anti-static keychain. A keychain is also known as a keyring, key hanging, etc. In general, materials for making keychains are PVC rubber, Acrylic, Zinc Alloy, Leather, ABS, crystal, wood, etc. So, the delicate and ever-changing shape is a daily necessity and decorative item that people carry with them.
Meanwhile, there are many shapes of keychains. Such as cartoon shapes, brand shapes, simulation models, pet keyrings, etc. The materials are generally such as copper, aluminum, rubber, plastic, etc. It is mainly rust-proof elements. Such as nickel plating or rhodium on the surface of zinc alloy. Now the keychain has become a small gift during festivals or promotions.
Although keychains are small objects, with the increase of people’s personalized needs, there are more and more types of logo keychains and materials. But what are the different types of keychains? What are the keychain materials? I will explain to you below.
What are the 6 different types of keychains?
A couple keychain is a popular jewelry for the young. And the most common materials are silicone, PVC, rubber, zinc alloy, metal, etc. It is craftsmanship for brand promotion and business promotion. And it is also an attractive gift.
Then, it can customize a laser LOGO on the back. Such as the blue and pink jingle cat, Stitch, etc. are meaningful as a couple of keychain pendants.
Car keychains are also called automotive car keyrings, car key hangings, etc. In general, car keychains materials include metal, tripod steel, leather, plastic, wood, etc. But, the most common of these are metal, as well as a combination of metal and leather. The specific process includes stamping, hydraulic, electroplating, baking paint, enamel, printing, sticker dripping, corrosion, etc.
The finished customized product has a clear pattern and a strong 3D effect. Then, it is exquisite and diverse in shape as a car accessory. So people carry with them almost every day.
“Bing Dwen Dwen“, a mascot in recent sports events, quickly became the focus. Among them, the creative doll “Bing Dwen Dwen” has been sold out in seconds.
The “Bing Dwen Dwen” keychain has also become a particularly sought-after souvenir. Therefore, many large events will have Souvenir Keychain and its surroundings.
Keychain for Daily Ornaments
There are many keychains used in daily ornaments. Such as home door & bike keychains, electric cars & scooter keychains, luggage keychains, bottle opener keychains, bag accessories, etc.
Especially in jewelry stores, small stores, and convenience stores. Keychains often appear in those common everyday objects. And we supply custom personalized keychains with a name or brand logo. And any material, color, size, or type is available.
For many dogs and cat lovers, pet keychains have become very popular in recent years. Many brands will customize the brand logo on it. Besides, you can even engrave your dog’s name, birthday on it. Then, you can even engrave the owner’s contact information and phone number.
In this way, even if your pet gets lost one day, you may get it back. Because pet keychains can help you find your lost pet. In addition to the good-looking shape, it is really a good helper.
An anti-static keychain refers to a keychain that eliminates static electricity in daily life. Such as the human body, quilt, household items, and household appliances.
When you touch objects with static electricity in your life, you only need to hold the keychain. And the static electricity on the object can be eliminated. Wow, this is really an amazing invention, right? Yes, it can avoid the trouble that people always encounter static electricity in their lives.
What are the keychain materials?
▪ Zinc alloy
PVC was once the largest general-purpose plastic in the world. And it has wide use in all aspects of daily life. And both PVC and silicone are a type of rubber. Therefore, if you want to make keychains, you can choose this light and soft PVC material. Of course, if you want to be natural and harmless, you can choose a keychain made of silicone. But, in the keychain material, except metal, the most common material is PVC silicone. The PVC soft rubber keychain can be made into various effects and types. Also, the surface can be flat, 2D, 3D raised, etc. So, the visual effect is very good.
Meanwhile, we can add transparent oil to make it transparent and translucent. Moreover. Then, adding phosphor powder can make it into a luminous keychain. We can customize according to the customer’s desired size and shape.
Acrylic is a type of plexiglass. There are hollow and solid. And very transparent and bright. Also available in different colors and sizes. Its advantage is that it has good toughness and is not easy to break. Therefore, it is very suitable to be made into an acrylic keychain.
First, the keyring part can have various shapes, sizes. Second, the pendant part can use transparent acrylic material. A variety of product patterns can be designed to the needs of the customer.
Further, it can also print corporate LOGO patterns and cartoon shapes. So, exquisite styles and shapes are ideal gifts for corporate promotional activities.
Zinc alloy has strong plasticity. So metal keychains are mostly made of zinc alloy. In general, the surface process includes polishing, electroplating, baking paint, printing, oil injection, sandblasting, etc.
The post-processing process of it is electroplating and painting. Zinc alloy keychains are durable, water-proof, and will not fade. So, many customers customize the Zinc alloy keychains for their brand.
Many brands will use genuine leather and PU leather to make keychains. And we know that leather is divided into genuine leather, imitation leather, PU, microfiber leather.
Sometimes designers will use leather and metal keyrings together, and it will play a very good effect. There are many keychains like car keychains, door keychains, etc. that use metal for the key body and leather for the keyring.
ABS keychain is a passive radio frequency tag product. And it is suitable for a wide range of fields with its compact and fashionable appearance. Besides, it is easy to carry, stylish and beautiful. Thus, it is perfect for personnel ID, item information management, hotel access control, valuables opening keys, etc.
ABS keychain features:
- The appearance is small and exquisite; it is durable and does not fade;
- We can spray and engrave logos, serial number or letters on the surface.
Crystal keychains are generally made of shining artificial crystals. And we could make them into various colors, sizes, and shapes. According to the custom logo, brand name, etc., a personalized 3D engraved design and the content of the event is available. It is fashionable, and become the favorite of fashionistas.
The material and craftsmanship of crystal & cast steel are very delicate and durable. Also, it is popular with young friends. The exquisite shape attracts the attention of girls. And in summer, it is good decoration.
Many brands will engrave the company’s name or logo on the wooden keychains. Sometimes they will add 2D or 3D patterns. Or use them as a gift to engrave with blessings, etc.
Buddhists and Taoists will often use them. Some will print on the zodiac or the head portraits of Buddhist figures to express their beliefs. But wood keychains are not wide in daily use. It didn’t sell as well as metal and PVC keychains.
What are the uses of the different types of keychains?
Cartoon/animation characters can be more popular by making some keychains and plastic craft gifts.
Personal items and accessories
Many people like to get a keychain on their keys. As a decoration, keychains made of eco soft plastic materials are beautiful in patterns and styles. Meanwhile, they are non-toxic, safe, and not irritate to the skin.
Many tourist attractions sell keychains to show some features of this scenic spot. And many tourists will also buy them and keep them as souvenirs.
Now there are more exhibitions. If you can present a keychain with your own company logo in the exhibition, it may achieve a good publicity effect. By giving away some small keychains as gifts, you will also attract more people to your stall to buy products.
Brands can also bring personalized keychains with logos to some conferences. In this way, more people can understand your brand and products. So it will achieve a good effect.