We care about the environment
At I&A Events We only use the highest quality balloons and products which have been manufactured by reputable suppliers such as Qualatex, Sempertex, Grabo and many more.
Qualatex Environmental Policy
Qualatex latex balloons are made from 100% natural latex — not plastic. Our latex balloons are biodegradable, and decompose as fast as an oak leaf in your backyard! Latex balloons come from rubber trees. Latex is collected by cutting the tree’s bark, then catching the latex in a cup. Latex harvesting doesn’t hurt the tree! Latex balloons are Earth-friendly! Rubber trees grow in rain forests. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years!
Sempertex Environmental Policy
Balloons are not made out of plastic but they are made out of the juice of a rubber tree. These rubber trees abstract carbon dioxide (c02) and contribute to a reduction of the global warming. Each year thousands of trees are planted especially for latex production. This helps against the deforestation. Sempertex balloons are made out of 100% natural latex. The rubber is transformed by vulcanization into latex. In contrast to cheaper brands of balloons, there are no artificial additives used to keep the flexibility in the balloons.
What are balloons made of?
Natural latex rubber and metalized nylon (sometimes mistakenly called “Mylar”) are the most common materials use in modern balloon manufacturing. I&A Events only uses latex balloons. Latex is a natural product derived from trees, and is biodegradable. Many plants natural make latex and tapping trees for the material doesn’t harm them. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. In fact, a tree can produce latex for up to 40 years.
What gas/equipment do you fill the balloons with?
Depending on the project and the resources available, balloons are most often filled with air or helium. Most I&A Events projects use air. We use everything from small hand pumps—similar to those used to inflate sport balls and bicycle tires to large air compressors.
What is helium and is it safe?
Helium is a chemical element with the symbol He and atomic number 2. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert, monatomic gas, the first in the noble gas group in the periodic table. Its boiling point is the lowest among all the elements.
Bascially helium balloon gas is a safe, non-flammable, non-toxic gas that is lighter than air. It can be used safely either indoors or outdoors, provided appropriate care and attention is taken.
We do not encourage the inhalation of helium, it is dangerous and can cause serious harm