Rubber was discovered in the eleventh century by the indigenous tribes of America, who carved the bark of a tree (Hevea Brasiliensis), and collected the milky resin to make objects.
The plant has its origin in Brazil, but over time it spread to the Middle East, particularly in Malaysia and New Guinea.
In Europe, the rubber was brought over by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
In 1790, it was possible to prevent coagulation during transportation, and in 1839, Goodyear discovered that bringing the rubber to a high temperature and with the addition of chemical agents, it itself transformed acquiring mechanical properties superior to those in their raw state.
It is thanks to all these findings that among the many latex products the balloon was born.
Cattex produces natural rubber balloons since 1931, and what started off as a craft business became an industry in 1987.
Over the years, production has increased considerably. The needs of a constantly expanding market and the demand for new products have helped to improve the quality of our balloons.
In 1993, machinery installed was entirely run by computers, and during the same period the company began working with plastic materials and the production of articles for medical use.
In 2001, Cattex built a new factory and renewed all its machinery.
Thanks to continuous investments, Cattex was able to grow and become an important industry leader.
The continuous development and research of manufacturing techniques and state of the arts printing quality have elevated Cattex to be one of the leading companies in Europe, and its balloons flying in the skies all over the world.
Today, Cattex offers a complete range of products and accessories in over 70 different colors. Cattex has the ability to print on two sides from 1 to 8 colors, up to 3 colors all-around, and giant balloons up to 6 colors.
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