Party Entertainment and Balloons by Mighty Mac
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||Balloons have always been a fascination to young and old. Transforming balloons into a variety of toys, animals, flowers etc. you can always be sure of a smile. With Mighty Mac you can let imaginations bring the smiles to your special occasion. Providing quality entertainment for all ages and occasions.
Mighty Mac can provide a 'Mix and mingle' service to entertain customers at store openings, galas, shopping centres, open days etc.
Whatever the event, people love balloons. Mighty Mac gives away a wide variety of models from dogs to giraffes, rabbits to dinosaurs, airplanes to swords. Mac will attempt to make whatever is asked for!
Kids just loves balloons too! Child entertainment at it's best. Children always want more balloons and Mac it there to please.
With Mighty Mac, balloons are the main event. The birthday boy/girl are given a special balloon model.
Balloon modelling can be utilised to brighten up almost any occasion, from Galas and large events to small private parties and dinners. I can wander between groups of people, hop from table to table, or set up a stand at which the models can be produced, allowing flexibility to match your particular function.
Because the guests are allowed to choose their own designs from an extensive list of animals, hats and objects, their models will seem all the more personal and will serve as a perfect reminder of your event even after they have returned home.
Balloon artistry is fun for all ages and injects extra colour, fun and novelty into your occasion. It can be used alone or in a package with Mac Robot.
Book Mighty Mac for your event, and ensure that your guests are treated to the best models, and the best memories.
How Balloons are Made
If the mold is turned over as the latex runs, the wall is more even from end to end but one side is a little thicker than the other. This 260 balloon will blow up with a curve. The drip that collected on the end of the mold as it came out of the latex runs down one side.
Making a 260 (Qualatex balloon name, 2"diam x 60" long) involves dipping a mold (the same shape as the inside of a 260) into liquid latex. Once they're dipped in liquid latex, they are not allowed to cool. The dipped forms go through a vulcanizing oven, the nozzles are rolled, the balloons are washed, and then they're allowed to return to room temperature and pulled off the mold (stripped).
260's are not easy to produce; the mechanical action of making the 260 affects the final product.
How the latex runs on the mold as you pull it out of the liquid affects the eveness of the wall of the balloon. As you pull the mold out, the viscous latex is going to run (a little or a lot, but it is going to run).
If the mold hangs straight down, the wall of the 260 is thinner at the top, thicker at the bottom. The nozzle will be weaker and fatter, the end of the balloon will be stronger and thinner. If the mold hangs straight down as it dries the balloon will blow up straight.
When you blow up a 260 you can tell how it was made. I assume the older balloon making equipment let the mold hang straight down. Mechanically, it is less expensive. To make balloons that are more even from top to bottom, a manufacturer has to invest in fancy and expensive equipment. To make a really good 260, the mold would need to spin as it turned over. This would give the best chance at an even walled 260.
The quality of the raw latex, how well it has been cleaned, the amount of vulcanization, the type of color and finish, the kind of powder, and variations in temperature and humidity during manufacturing all combine to make every batch of balloons different. How well the manufacturer balances the elements with the tools he has determines his consistency.
Facts about Balloons
Balloons were invented in 1824.
- Latex Balloons decompose as fast as an oak leaf in your back yard!
- Latex Balloons come from rubber trees. Latex is collected by cutting the tree's bark, then catching the latex in a cup. Latex harvesting doesn't hurt the tree!
- Latex Balloons are earth friendly! Rubber trees grow in rain forests. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years!
- Malaysia produces the most latex of any country in the world.
- Helium filled balloons float because helium is lighter than nitrogen and oxygen, the two components of air. Helium is an inert gas, meaning it is non-toxic, non-flammable, odourless and colourless, but should not be inhaled on purpose as it does not contain enough oxygen to support life.