Why are my Balloons Wrinkled?

Brand new 260Q twisting balloon, direct from the manufacturer, are all wrinkled. What’s up with that?

When you buy latex balloons, you never expect them to be wrinkled up like a used 1-dollar bill.  If you try to wrinkle a balloon, you cannot do it.  So why is it that now and then you get a bag of 260 balloons that look like a steamroller crushed right after production?

The manufacturers and balloon entertainers will all vogue that the balloon does not lose any performance. The color and latex are still consistent throughout the balloon.  So the balloon’s wrinkles do affect upon balloons’ performance. They do not look pretty – if you can call a latex balloon pretty.

I did some investigative research and learned that sometimes the wrinkled appearance results from the way the balloons are manufactured and packaged during production.  Balloons are naturally “fluffy” at the end of the production process.  This happens because of air and powder forced into the balloon when removing it from the mold. These newly “fluffed up” balloons then go to the packaging process, which deposits them into the packages.  The packaging process adds compression to conserve space and carton efficiency.  This compression process can result in some “wrinkling” of the balloon.

So the next time you open a bag of 260 wrinkled balloons, do not worry. The balloons are good.  Just think of it as the balloons are just getting ahead started on being twisted.

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