How are balloons made?

Posted: 5 May 2017

Balloons are made from a natural latex fibre, which originates from the sap of rubber trees. With the addition of curing agents and stabilisers the latex can be fashioned into the traditional uninflated balloon shape on a light-bulb shaped die called a “form.”

Colouring of balloons is called “tinting” and is produced by pigments in the selected dye, which is added to the raw latex state before forming. Also, to allow the latex to adhere properly to the “form” it is dipped into a coagulant before being dipped into the latex.

The “form” then passes through a further series of automated production processes: revolving brushes, a hot water wash, oven curing and finally to high-pressure water or air blasting to remove the finished balloon from its “form.” After that, the balloon is ready for packaging. Specialty balloon manufacturers use this process to produce millions of units per day.

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