Frequently asked questions
Latex balloons are made from latex, which is derived from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis).
As explained above, latex balloons are made from latex that comes from the rubber tree. Organic pigments are added to this latex to create different shades and also different colour ranges.
According to the study “A STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF BALLOON RELEASES ON THE ENVIRONMENT” D. K BURCHETTE , “latex balloons are an all-natural product. They are essentially the dried, coagulated sap of the Hevea tree with the addition of a small amount of non-toxic dye. These balloons degrade in exactly the same natural way that the hevea tree they come from degrades when it falls in the forest. Much of the concern about balloon releases is due to a lack of understanding of this fact by the general public, including legislators. The public confuses natural rubber with man-made synthetic rubbers and plastics which are not natural products and, in most cases, are not degradable by natural means”.
Natural rubber latex balloons disintegrate completely and are elastomeric. These take 1 to 2 years to degrade.
Balloon releases consist of letting thousands of balloons fly into the sky and although it looks really nice, we at Balloonia ® do not recommend it. In many places around the world, balloon releases have been banned to avoid unnecessary litter. When the balloon reaches a certain height, it freezes due to the low temperature and air pressure, this makes the balloon itself unable to expand any further, which causes “brittle fracture”, this causes the balloon to break into very small fragments.
To keep the balloon in perfect condition, it should be stored in places where the temperature does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius and is not below 5 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, you cannot give them direct sunlight, and it is important that they are sealed in their bag.
In summary, latex balloons should be stored in a dry place at a moderate temperature, avoiding extremes of heat and cold. They should also be kept in a sealed container and protected from light.
Yes, although the balloons biodegrade completely in approximately 2 years, they should ideally be disposed of in the organic waste bin. Simply because such remains in nature could be interpreted as food by an animal, for example.
- Do not inhale helium.
- Supervises children under 8 years of age.
- Throw the balloon remnants in the trash.
- Do not release balloons.
- Use an inflator to inflate your balloons.
We will not accept returns of goods after 30 days from receipt of order.
We do not accept labelled, marked or broken goods.
Only goods that remain in their original packaging as shipped from the factory will be credited.
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