Aluminum Bottles vs. Stainless Steel Bottles for Promotional Use

  • Sep 8, 2009

which promotional bottles are better: aluminum or stainless steelSports bottles have become a very popular promotional product for trade shows, employee on-boarding programs and for employee gifts, as they reduce the need for water bottles. 

Imprinted stainless steel and aluminum water bottles have been one of the fastest growing segments in drinkware ¬ noted for their sporty looks and rugged design. At, we stay clear of any bottles that contain BPA.

Mainly aluminum bottles are subject to dinging very easily, whereas stainless can be knocked around and still hold up quite nicely. The other disadvantage is that in order to get rid of the aluminum taste and odor, a liner has to be melted in place. In stainless steel, like in stainless steel eating utensils and cookware, no coating is needed.

My recommendation is to pay the extra buck and go with stainless steel water bottles. They are more solidly constructed, will last longer than any other drinkware and are BPA-free. You can get stainless steel water bottles with or without a carabiner, depending on the demographics of your audience. Most of my clients are going with the wide-mouth water bottles, as they accept ice cubes and are easier to clean.

Water bottles are an ideal way to showcase your logo and message, as they are used over and over again. And they prevent the widespread use of single use plastic water bottles that end up in landfills. Don’t pinch pennies when it comes to drinkware. 

Happy green marketing and promoting.

  • Category: green marketing
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