Latex Balloons - General Information

Qualatex® latex balloons and ProPak® latex balloons are made of all natural latex. They are photo degradable and biodegradable. Latex is a natural product of rubber tree sap. It degrades when exposed to the elements of nature.

How much helium to I need?

Latex Helium Chart
Use this chart to estimate helium needs for latex balloons. Volume and lift ability are average estimates. Float times for latex balloons vary widely with temperature and atmospheric conditions. Larger balloons will float for longer periods of time and float times can be increased by using Hi-Float™.
Description Volume (ft3) Lift Ability (g)
5" Round .06 Do Not Float
9" Round .25 6
11" Round .5 10
11" Heart Shaped .3 3
12" Round .55 11
16" Round 1.5 34
16" Geo Donut® .7 14
16" Geo Blossom® .6 11
30" Round 8 184
3' Round 15 339
646 Airship 1 10
4' Chloroprene 34 771
5.5' Chloroprene 66 2132
8' Chloroprene 267 7031
Warning: Choking Hazard - Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
Latex Balloon Material Safety Data SheetLatex Balloon Material Safety Data

Hi-Float® - General Information

Hi-Float® is a clear, non-toxic, biodegradable, viscous liquid used to provide longer float times for latex balloons.
Hi-Float Treatment Chart:
Ultra Hi-Float® 96 oz. bottle - treats 568 11" latex balloons
Ultra Hi-Float® 24 oz. bottle - treats 142 11" latex balloons
Ultra Hi-Float® 16 oz. bottle - treats 100 11" latex balloons.
For official information about Hi-Float, download a safety data sheet here.Helium Material Safety Data