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  1. 1. Balloons Flower: Cushion Pomp Term: Mylar - Latex
  2. 2. Cushion Pomp or Spray Mum <ul><li>Chrysanthemum </li></ul><ul><li>Availability: year-round, many cultivars </li></ul><ul><li>Color: white, yellow, lavender, purple, bronze, and burgundy </li></ul><ul><li>Flower form consists of solid ray florets. Stems often have long laterals </li></ul><ul><li>Known for its longevity and durability. </li></ul><ul><li>Medium mass flower: Round form adds mass to any style of design. </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity: weeks 2-3 long lasting </li></ul><ul><li>Sold by Bunch (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $4.00/bu </li></ul>
  3. 3. Terms <ul><li>Mylar – a thin strong polyester material used for balloons. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also called foil balloons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-elastic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-lasting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Latex – an elastic rubber product used for balloons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opaque </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short-lived </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Balloons <ul><li>Air filled – last longer </li></ul><ul><li>Helium filled – float </li></ul><ul><li>Helium costs $20 tank </li></ul><ul><li>1 tank fills 500 11” latex balloons </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing Helium can make you pass out!!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Mylar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lasts 1 – 2 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of sizes and shapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholesale cost: $1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Latex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11” most common </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lasts 8 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholesale cost: $.10 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cool New Balloons
  6. 6. Hi-Float <ul><li>HI-FLOAT is an aqueous solution containing a special water soluble plastic. </li></ul><ul><li>It dries inside the latex balloon to form a barrier coating which helps hold in helium. </li></ul><ul><li>ULTRA HI-FLOAT increases the average float time of latex balloons by 25 times </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disadvantages <ul><li>Expensive - ~$.10 balloon – doubles the cost </li></ul><ul><li>Messy </li></ul><ul><li>Balloons loose their elasticity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t handle temperature changes! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Balloon Bouquets <ul><li>Use odd numbers of balloons </li></ul><ul><li>Stagger the height by adjusting the length of the ribbons </li></ul><ul><li>Mix colors at all levels </li></ul>
  9. 9. Balloon Arches <ul><li>Balloons are tied around a base </li></ul><ul><li>All balloons must be the same size </li></ul><ul><li>Use air not helium </li></ul><ul><li>Stagger colors to get patterned appearance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Grades <ul><li>Quiz today </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure notebooks are ready for grading </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have your design report in your folder before you leave today! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Today <ul><li>Each person needs 4 balloons </li></ul><ul><li>Label them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Untreated Helium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treated Helium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Untreated Air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treated Air </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fill them accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor their float-time appearance </li></ul>