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Your Leading Supplier of Helium Gas

Whether you are throwing a party, arranging a wedding or are a balloon artist, you’ll all have one thing in common. Helium gas will be at the top of your list of things to purchase. Balloons add colour and fun to a whole range of festivities and celebrations, and nothing could add a better finishing touch than helium-filled balloons. Fortunately, we at Essex Industrial Gases offer a range of helium gas cylinders that will help you make your event a truly memorable one. Contact us today!

Where can helium gas be found?

Helium gas is a non-renewable natural source that is typically recovered from natural gas deposits. Most commonly, helium can be found in the USA in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas which are known to be some of the most helium-rich areas of the world.

How does helium gas work?

Any object, completely or mostly immersed in a liquid or fluid, is lifted by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. Helium gas weighs less than air, therefore, when a balloon filled with the gas weighs less than the air it displaces and will be buoyed upwards.

How can helium gas be used?

Helium can be used in a variety of ways and can typically be found in medical equipment, airships and even assists rockets as they take off! These uses though, use extremely large quantities of helium for their purposes. Suitable for use with latex and foil balloons, our helium cylinders are primarily used to inflate balloons for displays for parties, special events and more!

Latex Balloons

Latex balloons are the most common type of balloon that you’ll find and use for parties and events. Designed to expand up to five times their original size, latex balloons can tolerate helium. However, they will begin to slowly deflate after 8-10 hours. Latex balloons are ideal for birthday parties at home and one-off events where balloons will only be used for one day.

Latex Helium Balloons

Latex helium balloons are specifically designed for helium gas. Latex helium balloons last up to four days and are a better option for events that are happening over the course of a few days. Additionally, latex helium balloons are the balloon of choice for event planners as they can be prepared ahead of an event without worrying about them deflating.

Foil Balloons

Foil balloons filled with helium can remain buoyant for over a week and are a popular choice for those who want long-lasting balloons. Foil is a resilient material which means that it’s less likely to pop than latex. Furthermore, foil balloons are available in many patterns and colourful designs which make them ideal for children’s parties.

Our tips for balloon inflation and decoration…

Use helium-quality balloons such as latex helium balloons or foil balloons.

Keep in mind buoyancy time compared to your requirements.

Arrange group balloon designs in odd numbers for best aesthetics.

Coordinate balloons with their ribbon colours.

Use balloon weights to secure large balloon arrangements.

Place the lowest balloons no less than 24” from the tabletop for table decoration.

Why choose us…

Over 20 Years of Experience

Our team has a fantastic combination of skill and experience with our Directors boasting more than 40 years of combined experience in the gas industry.

Leading Gas Supplier

We are the premier industrial gas supplier in Essex and the surrounding areas specialising in the supply of a wide range of gases. Whatever you need, we can supply it.

Range of Products

As well as Helium gas cylinders, we supply Cellar/ Pub Gas, Industrial Gases (Nitrogen), Welding Gases (Argon) and more! Contact us for more information.

Need something else?

As well as quality helium gas cylinders, we also offer a selection of other gases at affordable prices including…


Argon is used primarily within the welding and casting industries, especially in the making of speciality alloys and manufacturing titanium.


Nitrogen is primarily used in refrigeration and air conditioning. It can also be used to remove contaminants from process streams through methods such as stripping and sparging.

Cellar/Pub Gas

We work with Maxi-Mix for Customers with very high usage, we can supply and install Analox Co2 Detectors plus supply the Calor range of products.

And more!

If you’re looking for a reliable company to supply your helium gas cylinders at affordable prices, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.