Balloon is a flexible bag in inflatable form, which can be filled with a gas like hydrogen, helium, air, oxygen or nitrous oxide. The balloons may be made from latex, nylon, polychloroprene or rubber. Earlier balloons were, however, made out of dried animal bladders. Balloons can be used for many things like medical treatment, transportation, military defense, meteorology as well as decorative purposes.
The cost and density of balloon is very low and this is why, the scope of its application has widened. Nowadays, balloons are used in many forms like flowers, animals as well as other characters. These are used for decorative purposes and are commonly seen used in birthdays, wedding, anniversary and many other occasions. Balloons are manufactured in numerous colors and because of the bright and vibrant colors; they are a favorite of small kids. A fact to be known about balloons is that they cause allergies.
Those that are made out of 100% natural rubber are biodegradable. The oxidation process converts these balloons into opaque or milky white color. The balloon’s degradation would directly depend on the sunlight and oxygen’s amount to which it is exposed. This degradation process of balloon is generally compared tot hat of oak leaf. The time it takes an oak leaf to degrade is almost similar to latex balloon. There are loads of interesting facts about balloons and these are used in many important things. Hot air balloon is used for travelling purposes. These balloons rise up in air and navigate through air.