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Inflatable Models: Airtight Vs. Continuous

Updated: Mar 27

Let's discuss the difference between giant airtight inflatables and giant continuous air inflatables. While we offer both options, the most common are the continuous air models. With continuous air, there is a blower system attached, with a sealed inflatable, there is an internal bladder in the shape of the inflatable and then a cover. The internal bladder is then inflated and sealed to maintain the structures shape. We can manufacture very large continuous air inflatables but we refrain from creating extremely large examples of sealed inflatables since they weigh far too much.


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Giant Airtight Inflatables:

Giant airtight inflatables are massive structures that maintain their inflated shape without the need for a continuous air supply. These inflatables are typically constructed using durable materials such as PVC or nylon coated with PVC and are designed with airtight seals or valves to prevent air from escaping. The inflation process for giant airtight inflatables involves using powerful air blowers or pumps to fill the structure with air until it reaches the desired firmness. Once fully inflated, the valves or seals are closed, creating an airtight seal that allows the inflatable to retain its shape for an extended period.


Giant airtight inflatables are commonly used for various applications, including outdoor advertising, event displays, or large-scale entertainment. Their size and durability make them suitable for creating eye-catching installations or interactive experiences. Since they do not require a continuous air supply, they can be set up in locations without easy access to electricity or where noise from blowers may be an issue.



Giant Continuous Air Inflatables:

Giant continuous air inflatables, on the other hand, rely on a continuous supply of air to maintain their large size and shape. These inflatables are typically equipped with built-in blowers or pumps that continuously push air into the structure.


The continuous airflow in giant continuous air inflatables ensures that they remain rigid and retain their shape, even with their substantial dimensions. These inflatables often feature complex designs, multiple chambers, or interactive elements to provide an engaging experience for users.


Giant continuous air inflatables are commonly seen in amusement parks, outdoor festivals, or sports events where their size and dynamic features attract attention and entertain large crowds. However, they require a reliable power source, usually electricity or generators, to keep the blowers or pumps running continuously.


In summary, the main difference between giant airtight inflatables and giant continuous air inflatables lies in how they maintain their shape and size. Giant airtight inflatables stay inflated through airtight seals or valves without the need for a continuous air supply, while giant continuous air inflatables rely on built-in blowers or pumps to maintain constant airflow. The choice between the two depends on factors such as portability, power availability, desired size, and specific event requirements.

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