Not so long ago, we thought maybe the simple helium balloon was doomed, it’s popularity cut short by helium shortages. Today helium balloons are back, and their presence more welcome than ever. One of the unexpected benefits of the helium shortage, was a product that we have come to use in all of our latex helium balloons.
The simple latex balloon filled with helium used to have a short life. Typically we would not guarantee them to stay afloat longer than 12 to 18 hours. Today, thanks to a product known as HIFLOAT, that life can be extended greatly. HIFLOAT is a gel like substance that Cappel’s adds to all of our latex helium balloons. It can extend the longevity of these balloons anywhere from 3 to 7 days or more. In addition, it enables customers to have their helium balloons the day before a big event, and avoid the last minute rush. There are enough last minute details to any large party, so this is a welcome improvement. Our customers love the fact that their balloon bouquets can be enjoyed for more than just a night.
Balloons! Just the thought of them brings mental pictures of celebrations, and fun times. They are a part of our celebration landscape, and are often used in times of sorrow. We seem to float with them as they are released, and our secret thoughts, often inserted in the balloon, float with them too. Their color can add to the emotions we feel, or the theme we are trying to build. Three cheers for the simple latex balloon!