Latex balloons are made by combining natural latex with man-made chemicals. Because latex is porous, it does not hold helium as long as foil balloons. Latex is biodegradable and will naturally break down at about the same rate as an oak leaf.
11" Latex balloons are usually sold in 100 count bags. 3' latex balloons are sold in a minimum of 3 and multiples of 3.
Latex balloons sized 9" and larger will float when inflated with helium. The rubber tilt valve on an inflator should be used when inflating latex balloons.
Remember, the inflator does not have automatic shut-off capabilities for latex balloons unless a sizing device is attached to the inflator.
Latex balloons should be inflated until they are oval but not in a pear or light-bulb shape.
Latex balloons can be sealed by hand-tying or by using sealing discs or clips. Hand-tying is the most popular and preferred method, since it has the tightest seal and gives a finished look to the balloon. However, if there are a large number of latex balloons to inflate, using sealing discs or clips is a smart option.
Air-filled Latex Balloons Any size latex smaller than 9" should be air-filled. Small latex balloons cannot hold much helium a
Balloon Stuffing Latex
For balloon stuffing machines such as Classy Wrap®, 18" latex is recommended. The wider neck and larger size make it perfect for balloon stuffing machines. 18" latex is available in many different upside-down print designs.
Entertainer balloons are long, thin latex balloons which are air-filled and then twisted to make animals and other shapes. 2" X 60" balloons are the most common size entertainer balloons. They are usually air-filled by using a hand inflator but can be inflated by mouth after much practice.
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