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What is Hi-Float

WHAT IS HI-FLOAT?

HI-FLOAT and SUPER HI-FLOAT are aqueous solutions containing a special water soluble plastic. They dry inside the latex balloon to form a barrier coating which helps hold in helium. This coating greatly increases the floating life of the balloon. WHEN TO USE HI-FLOAT?

A simple rule of thumb is that you may use Hi-FLOAT if the coating is on the inside of the balloon.

IS HI-FLOAT SAFE?

Yes. HI-FLOAT is non-toxic, non-irritating, non-corrosive, non-flammable and biodegradable. They are very similar to the adhesive found on the back of postage stamps. Wash off the skin with water. If accidentally splashed into the eyes, flush with water for several minutes. FLOATING LIFE When used properly, SUPER HI-FLOAT increases floating life about ten times. The following table shows the typical floating lives for various sizes of balloons.

Latex
Balloon
Size
Latex
Balloon
Type
Number of
Balloons Per
242 Helium Tank
Average
Flying Time
Helium Only*
Average
Flying Time
Helium and
SUPER HI-FLOAT
Average
Flying Time
Helium and
Ultra HI-FLOAT *
11” STANDARD COLORS 485 12-24 hrs. 4-10 days 1-4 weeks
11” METALLIC &
PEARLIZED
485 12-24 hrs. 4-7 days 1-3 weeks
14” ROUND 240 26-30 hrs. 8-14 days 2-5 weeks
16” ROUND 180 30+ hrs. 14-20 days 3-7 weeks
18” ROUND 130 36+ hrs. 16-24 days 3-8 weeks
17” HEART 268 14 hrs. 2-3 days 3-8 weeks
16” GEO DONUT® 340 22-26 hrs. 3-5 days 4-12 days
16” GEO BLOSSOM ® 400 18-24 hrs. 2-4 days 3-10 days
24” ROUND 50 2-4 days 18-30 days 4-10 weeks
3’ GIANT 15 3-5 days 4-8 weeks 6-20 weeks

 

* Please remember that these are estimates based on typical indoor conditions and following all of the instructions contained in this website. Flying time will be less if outdoors. Flying time varies greatly due to factors such as latex quality, humidity, temperature, altitude, etc. Balloons typically half as long in hot, humid weather. For maximum floating life, hand-tie balloons.