Our Labelling

We know that you want more information about the products you buy, and there’s so much we would like to tell you! Far more than we can squeeze onto a label. Here you will find everything that didn’t fit onto that little bit of card, extra information and explanations for all those mystifying symbols.

Go Green. Lifting the moment, Loving the planet

At Gemar, we’re passionate about lifting the moment and creating memories that last, spreading the joy of balloons around the world as we work with our partners and customers. Balloons are loved by everyone, a symbol for fun, love and happiness without the need for words. The simple sight of a balloon brings joy to people of all ages, and we firmly believe that we can spread that joy in an environmentally friendly, sustainable and ethical way.

Gemar commitment to a better future

This legend combines all of the symbols that you will find above and indicates that Gemar® products are made of a natural rubber which contributes to the net reduction of CO2, and they’re certified as meeting our high safety standards by accredited labs worldwide and are made in Italy.
This legend indicates also that our management system is certified ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO45001.
The QR codes are directly linked to our responsability page on the website.

Reusable ZIP Bags

We now supply many of our balloons in zip bags. Just re-seal the bag and use it to store left over balloons and other items. Please reuse our zip bags as many times as you can and when they eventually reach the end of their useful life dispose of them according to your local guidelines.

Environmental labelling. Recycling instructions in Italy

All Gemar packaging is reusable or recyclable according to standard UNI EN ISO 13430. This means that efficient recycling technology already exists for the materials in our packaging, the quantity of material has reached a critical mass that makes the recycling process efficient and there is a market for the recycled product.
Our plastic bags are made from either polypropylene PP5 which is fully recyclable or a mix of polymers. Those containing two or more polymers are identified by the code “7” within the triangle symbol. When you see the symbol 7 on the packaging, the bag can be re-sealed and reused to store left over balloons or other items. Please reuse our zip bag as many times as you can.
Gemar paper packaging is mostly made from recycled fibres and can be recycled again with your household collection. Please empty all packaging, separate the paper from the plastic bags and reduce the volume before recycling them according to local guidelines.
For more information about the environmental labelling and how waste is managed in Italy please check here.

Triman. Recycling instructions in France

The Triman logo is a symbol used in France, to communicate the recyclability of a product. All products with the Triman logo should be recycled and are subject to extended producer responsibility. If a product in France does not have a Triman label it can be disposed of in general household waste.
The Triman symbol has three elements. The human silhouette represents the consumer, three arrows symbolise sorting to allow for better waste management and the circular background represents recycling.
Each label has further symbols, showing the different elements of our packaging. After emptying the packaging, please separate the components as shown, reduce their volume where possible and dispose of everything with your household recycling.

Natural

We are very proud to say that we have always used caoutchouc natural rubber to manufacture Gemar balloons. Caoutchouc, a milky sap harvested from the Hevea Brasiliensis rubber tree in the same way that maple syrup is tapped from maple trees, is a natural and renewable material ethically sourced and 100% bio-based.

Carbon footprint

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Our whole manufacturing process, from the rubber plantation to the moment the balloons leave the factory, actually saves 29.09 tons of carbon for each ton of Gemar balloons.

100% FSC®-certified (C155424)

This is to certify that our company is certified FSC Chain of Custody We can supply 100% FSC®-certified balloons from well-managed forests (FSC® C155424) upon request. Click here to find out why it is so important to protect tropical forests.

Certified product

All Gemar® products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they don’t just meet regulatory safety standards but also the high standards we set for ourselves.

Made in Italy

Our products are exclusively made in Italy. We take great pride in our Italian heritage and support the local community in Casalvieri where our manufacturing takes place.

FSC mix certified packaging (C155424)

This indicates that Gemar is certified FSC Chain of Custody. We can supply FSC®-certified MIX credit packaging (FSC® C155424) upon request. Click here to find out why it is so important to protect tropical forests.

Don’t let go

This symbol represents Gemar’s stance on balloon releases.
Our motto is ‘Don’t let go’ and we encourage you to hold on to your balloons, using weights or tying them securely where necessary to prevent them from floating away. Balloon releases cause litter and we are always working towards protecting the environment in every way possible. All balloons should be popped after use and disposed of in household rubbish, along with any accessories.

Use a pump

When you see these symbols by Gemar® products we ask you to use a certified balloon pump to inflate them, for your own safety.
Using a pump removes the risk of injury caused by a balloon bursting close to your eyes and face.

Natural rubber latex

This symbol indicates that the product is made using naturally and ethically sourced latex.
Please be aware of the symptoms of latex allergy and seek medical help if necessary, do not use the product if you have a known latex allergy.

EU conformity mark

This symbol can only be found on products that meet EEA (European Economic Area) standards for health, safety and environmental protection.
All Gemar products carry this certification.

UK conformity mark

This is the UKCA mark and shows that our products conform to the safety requirements of the United Kingdom.

Eurasian conformity mark

This is the Eurasian Conformity Mark.
It indicates that products meet all the technical regulations and have passed the assessments needed by the Eurasian Customs Union to ensure their safety standards are met.

Ukrainian conformity mark

This symbol shows that our products meet all the safety requirements needed in Ukraine.

Gulf states conformity mark

This is the GSO mark and shows that our products conform to the safety requirements of the Gulf States.

Age recommendation

Although balloons bring joy to many children, those under 8 years old should be supervised by an adult. Children can choke on broken balloons, or while attempting to inflate them.

Product certificate

SGS-TÜV Saar certification is a guarantee of consistently high quality.
Inspections ensure that materials, components and end products are all of proven quality and regularly monitored.
Our products are certified as having a high degree of safety all along the value-added chain.

Storage instructions

As our balloons are made from natural latex they must be stored correctly to make sure that they reach the customer in the same premium quality condition that they were when they left us.
Balloons should always be stored in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and at a temperature between 5 and 25C.