Many people wrongly assume that the balloons we use are made from plastic – they’re not, they are 100% latex. But where does latex come from?
Latex comes from the sap of trees that grow in the Rain Forest and is harvested by scoring the tree and catching the sap that runs out. A latex tree can be harvested for 30 years without it damaging the tree and gives the farmer a reason to keep the trees growing, rather that chop them down to plant other crops.
This liquid latex is then mixed with vegetable dyes for 16 hours to form the colour needed before moulds are dipped into the liquid to create the shape needed.
The balloons are then heat treated to keep their shape before a small puff of air releases them from the machine so they can be packaged up ready for use.
The balloons that we at VIP Balloons sue come from Qualatex, the leading manufacturer, and have nothing else added to them (other than a bit of talc to stop them sticking!). This means they are the very best they can be. Often cheaper balloons may have additives added to reduce the cost, however this means the colours may vary and the quality is less, causing them to pop more easily.
Qualatex is part of the Pioneer group which has been making balloons for over 100 years. Their staff are dedicated to ensuring they provide companies, like ours, the very best balloons so that we can be sure to proved you the best decor possible.
As our balloons are 100% latex, once you have finished with your balloons, they can be put on a compost heap, or put with your garden waste to biodegrade. If you would prefer us to do this for you, please mention this when you book and we’s be happy to help.
If you have an event coming up and you would like us to help you out, please contact us for a free consultation.