Save money on helium gas costs with a new invention from B-Loony

b-loony helium saving valve fitted

Save money on your helium gas costs with world’s first helium-saving balloon valve (HSV™) which has been launched by B-Loony Ltd.

Tests have shown that the HSV™ can save up to 30% of the amount of helium gas normally required to fill a latex balloon.

The clever little invention (international patent applied for) is inserted into the neck of a latex balloon, and works by drawing air into the balloon at the same time as inflating it with helium gas from a cylinder.

James Clephan, B-Loony’s production director, stated: “Being so light, the balloons still float for at least six hours which is typical of most other balloon valves. Importantly, they are also child-safe and EN-71 Toy Safety tested.”

The valve, which also features a handy pre-attached length of ribbon is set to make an enormous difference to the balloon industry. Users of the HSV™ will not only save money on helium balloon gas, but will reduce demand for the scarce resource and lessen the subsequent impact on the environment.

For a number of years now helium has become an increasingly expensive commodity, due to ever-increasing demand for the resource and the rising costs of extracting it from the Earth’s surface.

Priority is given for liquid helium (in its pure form) to the medical industry for use in MRI scanners, and whilst there has been some controversy around party balloons being blamed for an alleged global shortage, in reality helium gas for balloons is actually recycled, impure gas, re-captured and saved as a by-product from such applications.

Nevertheless, as the demand for helium balloon gas increases, so too does the need for the raw material from which it is recycled, which is why B-Loony Ltd, the UK’s leading balloon printer, has developed the world’s first helium-saving balloon valve.

Marketing manager Kris Baker commented: “Nature has given us the rubber latex from which we make balloons and the helium gas we fill them with, it is our duty at B-Loony Ltd to help sustain these precious resources.

“It is through our commitment to ethical standards and the demand of our customers that we continuously invest in research and development, as a result, we have established many eco-friendly and biodegradable alternatives to our popular products, several of which are unique in the marketplace.

“We hope that use of the HSV™ proves to be just as popular, as it will benefit both the balloon industry and the environment as a whole.”

B-Loony Ltd are ISO: 9001 certified, SEDEX audited members and have recently adopted an FSC® policy promoting their commitment to the responsible management of the world’s forests.

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b-loony helium saving valve fitted

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