A balloon is essentially an elastic bag that can stretch and be made of various materials like latex rubber, rubber, chloroprene, and nylon fabrics. They are then filled with helium hydrogen, nitrous oxide, or just plain air. They are typically employed for different purposes of decoration to decorate parties and celebrations. Like their nature, balloons have seen an exciting change. 

While balloons are usually decorative, however, they can also be used in other fields that require specialized expertise like military meteorology, medicine, in addition to a method of leisure transport. Many companies provide a designer balloon box used to deliver balloons.

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The genesis of the term "balloon" is traced back to the French word "ballon," which is a reference to a large ball. Other possible sources include the Latin "ballone", which means ball, or maybe from the ancient German term 'balla', which also refers to balls. Balloons were originally filled with hydrogen to help them float. 

However, hydrogen is very flame-proof, so the use of hydrogen was limited to experiments in science. Helium was the most suitable choice because it is safe and non-flammable. It is also naturally found within the atmosphere. Helium's greater safety permitted balloon manufacturers to utilize it in numerous ways. 

In the late 1970s foil balloons became popular and quickly gained popularity due to their being more durable, albeit they were a little more costly. They were made from thin plastic films that are less permeable, preventing Helium from being ejected for a few days. Foil balloons are buoyant, and they aren't flexible as balloons made of rubber. 

 
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