Little Known Facts about Qualatex Balloons:
They're made from 100% natural latex, not rubber, as you'll find in other brands.
Our latex balllons are bio-degradable, and will decompose as quickly as an oak
leaf in your backyard!
Balloons that fly away, by accident or during a planned release, usually reach an
altitude of 5 miles! Currently, the states of PA, NY, and NJ have no legislation
regarding planned balloon releases. States that do have regulation, usually only
prohibit the release of non-Qualatex balloons.
Latex comes from rubber trees. It is harvested by catching the latex that drips from
the bark. It doesn't hurt the tree! Harvesting latex discourages de-forestation,
becuase a tree needs to be intact and healthy, in order to produce latex. One tree
will produce latex for up to 40 years!
Balloons were invented in 1824, the same year as the electromagnet!
One billion balloons are produced annually
If the sound of a bursting balloon startles you, you're not alone. A bursting
balloon actually creates a small sonic boom! Once a hole is made in an inflated
balloon, the quick release of the balloon's air (or helium), causes the hole to grow
at the speed of sound.