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Helium and ULTRA HI-FLOAT®/SUPER HI-FLOAT® Information


ULTRA HI-FLOAT® and SUPER HI-FLOAT® are non-toxic sealants that can be used inside latex balloons to increase the floating time. Both dry crystal clear and form a barrier to the helium inside the balloon. Only use ULTRA HI-FLOAT® and SUPER HI-FLOAT® with latex balloons.

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Balloon Size Approx. CU. FT. of Helium Per Balloon Approx. Number of Balloons Per 242 CU.FT. of Helium Average Flying Time Helium Only* Average Flying Time Helium & Ultra Hi-Float®* Average Flying Time Helium & Super Hi-Float®*
9" Round .25 900 12-16 hrs
11" Standard Colors .50 485 12-24 hrs 1-4 weeks 4-10 days
11" Metallic & Pearl Colors .50 485 16-18 hrs 1-3 weeks** 4-7 days**
14" Round 1.00 240 26-30 hrs 2-5 weeks 8-14 days
16" Round 1.50 180 30+ hrs 3-7 weeks 14-20 days
18" Round 2.00 130 36+ hrs 3-8 weeks 16-24 days
11" Heart .30 843 8 hrs
17" Heart .90 268 14 hrs 3-8 days** 2-3 days**
16" GEO Donut® .70 340 22-26 hrs 4-12 days** 3-5 days**
16" GEO Blossom® .60 400 18-24 hrs 3-10 days** 2-4 days**
24" Round 5.00 50 2-4 days 4-10 weeks 18-30 days
3' Giant (inflated to 2.5' ) 8.00 30 3-5 days 6-20 weeks 4-8 weeks
3' Giant (inflated to 3' ) 15.00 16 3-5 days 6-20 weeks 4-8 weeks

*Please remember that these are estimates. Flying time will vary considerably due to factors such as latex quality, temperature, humidity, altitude, etc. Flying time estimates for ULTRA HI-FLOAT® and SUPER HI-FLOAT® are from the manufacturer.
**Pre-stretch these balloons with air before treating to get maximum floating life. †Neither ULTRA HI-FLOAT® nor SUPER HI-FLOAT® recommended..

Treating balloons with ULTRA HI-FLOAT® and SUPER HI-FLOAT®

  1. Choose the correct size restriction clip from the pump set. This will allow the correct amount of ULTRA HI-FLOAT® and SUPER HI-FLOAT® to be used for each balloon.
  2. Place the nozzle of the pump inside the balloon as deeply as possible and pump down only once.
  3. Gently twist the neck of the balloon side to side while pulling the balloon off the nozzle.
  4. Hold the neck of balloon closed and rub balloon around with fingers to completely coat the inside of the balloon. To prevent making a mess, keep the solution out of the neck of the balloon.
  5. Inflate the balloon. HI-FLOAT® is invisible when dry. Wear safety glasses when inflating balloons treated with ULTRA HI-FLOAT® or SUPER HI-FLOAT®.

Helpful Hint
Decrease the amount of the solution when treating pearlized or metallic latex balloons. These balloons are heavier due to composition and will float better if slightly less of the solution is used.

ULTRA HI-FLOAT® and SUPER HI-FLOAT® should not be used inside Superagate® latex balloons.