Important Information on
Airfill Balloons Mylar/Foil Balloons 14" and under are considered airfill
balloons. They do not float with helium and require heat sealing.
This is the same across all manufacturers of foil balloons. An airfill
balloon is typically displayed on a stick.
Why don't foil balloons 14" and under float with
They will not float because the amount of helium held in the balloon is not
enough to overcome the actual weight of the foil balloon. If you want a
foil balloon to float the standard size helium foil balloon is 18".
Why do foil balloons 14" and under require heat sealing and
what is it?
Unlike foil balloons 18" and larger balloons 14" and smaller do not have self
sealing valves inside. This is not unique to our balloon manufacturers
This is the same for all manufacturers of foil balloons. Because there is
no self sealing valve inside the air can escape from the tail of the balloon. Heat sealing is
essentially the melting of the two sides of the tail of the balloon together to
make a seal. A demonstration using a bag is shown to the right.
If you do not own a heat sealer (impulse sealer) you
can alternatively use a flat iron hair straighter or curling iron on the medium
setting. Cover the ends of the hair straighter with aluminium foil to avoid
damaging it. Fill the balloon with room temperature or cooler air (not with your
mouth) using a bike pump etc.. and then seal the end using the heat sealer or
hair straighter. One suggestion is to twist and tie the balloon tail first
and then seal it after. Tying it will stop most of the airflow, but not
all of it. Heat seal it as well since this will better guarantee a
complete seal. The knot may interfere with you putting the balloon on the
This will take a little practice so we suggest buying a few additional
Impulse sealers can be bought on Ebay and other websites for $20.00-$50.00.
Therefore if you are looking at getting into the business of selling airfill
balloons then it is best to invest in the correct equipment.
Do foil balloons 14" and under require cups and
It is not a requirement to purchase cups and sticks for your airfill
balloons, but since the balloons will not float they are typically put on sticks
and displayed that way. We sell one piece sticks that are both the cup and
stick together and sticks and cups separate so you may choose. Many people
prefer the two piece cup and sticks since they feel they hold the
balloons upright better.
An email will be sent to you once the product is back in stock in the quantity you need. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Please type your email below:
Please specify how many of this product you need:
Unlike many other
companies we do respond to all your balloon related e-mails and we will do it in a timely mannner.
Please never hesitate to email us at
with your balloon questions, balloon comments and/or special requests. We
will respond to all e-mails..
If you do not receive a quick response to your balloon related question please first check your junk mail.
Our response could have ended up
in your junk mail folder. Otherwise please send us another e-mail which should
include your phone number. For some reason our e-mail is not getting through to
Helium Balloon Chart
Common Sizes listed
18" Foil (Mylar)
0.50 Cubic Feet
Jumbo Foil (Mylar)
1-2.5 Cubic Feet
9" Latex Helium
0.25 Cubic Feet
11" Latex Helium
0.50 Cubic Feet
Latex Helium Balloons
2 Cubic Foot
3 Foot (inflated to
8-15 Cubic Foot
Canada's Lowest Priced Balloon Company
Canada's Discount Balloons Company
Balloons for Less
Mylar Balloons, Foil Balloons, Latex Balloons and Balloon
Accessories for less.
At Bargain Balloons Canada (Operated in Canada by Special
Buys Inc) we strive to offer the lowest possible Canadian
wholesale prices on Foil Balloons (mylar balloons, metallic
balloons) and other balloon accessories. We are able to do this because we
purchase in large volume and therefore can pass the savings onto you. We
also limit our own expenses which means not printing catalogs and not taking
phone orders. Your Canadian mylar balloon order is shipped from Toronto,
Canada. That means no customs fees etc... at the border. We look
forward to shipping you your first balloon order or shipping you your second,
third....hundredth etc.... balloon order.
Helium Balloons for Less.
Savings of 20-60% off normal
The design of our Canadian website and all logos are
the property of Special Buys Clothing Company Inc.