Balloon Facts

Favor Lane are proud and active members of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance (PEBA).

Members of PEBA do not support, or condone, nor will they facilitate the deliberate release of balloons and promote the correct disposal of balloons.


Latex Balloons:

At Favor Lane we stock Qualatex, Tuftex and Sempertex, professional grade  latex balloons.

Each brand is made of 100% natural latex. Latex balloons are not plastic. They are a plant based product made from natural rubber harvested from rubber tree plantations which are a renewable resource. Latex is a natural product of the Rubber Tree Per Cambium and breaks down and decays when exposed to the elements of nature.

Research shows latex balloons breakdown faster than plastics when exposed to specific conditions, including the amount of UV exposure, the amount of oxygen present, the temperature and biological influence (bacteria, fungus and algae).


Latex balloons can be inflated with either air or helium. Because latex is a porous material, gas (helium or air) molecules can pass through the surface, which will eventually cause the balloon to deflate or descend. Please note that air-inflated, latex balloons will stay inflated longer than those inflated with helium because air molecules are larger and move slower than helium molecules. This means the air doesn't escape as quickly as helium.

Foil Balloons:

We stock a wide range of premium quality foil balloons including, Qualatex, Anagram, Betallic and Unique, Unlike latex balloons, foils balloons are not very porous. This means they will take a lot longer to deflate. Foil balloons can be filled with air or helium. This excludes small foil letter or number balloons which should be inflated with air using a straw or hand pump. 


Foil Orbz - Watch the balloon seams closely while inflating. SLOWLY inflate until seams appear wrinkle free and all wrinkles have disappeared. 

Note: Foil balloons do not have a lot of elasticity therefore will burst when over inflated.

All of our foil balloons are self sealing. This means they have you are not required to tire the balloon as the air cannot escape. A self-sealing valve is made of two pieces of plastic sealed on the edges with open ends. When air or helium is forced through the valve, the pressure opens the valve. When there is nothing to force open the valve, it closes and seals the air or helium inside the balloon. 

Most of foil balloons are reusable. To deflate the balloon, simply insert a straw (to open the valve) and gently press on the balloon to release the air. Store flat or rolled without creasing.

Balloon Care:

We stock the highest quality latex and foil balloon available, however please use care when inflating. Balloons are fragile in nature, therefore we do not offer refunds on balloons that are damaged during inflation. If you are concerned please order extra balloons for your event if you are concerned about popping. Our balloons are sold uninflated, therefore we cannot take any responsibility for damage during inflation. 

Creating Custom Colour Latex Balloons

Double stuffing balloons is a new and exciting initiative which allows you to create unique and custom colours.This is done by insterting one coloured balloon into a different colour balloon. Double stuffed balloons can be air or helium inflated. The Qualatex custom color charts below can be used as a guide to creating your own unique colours.