Totex

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A TA balloon at Cambridge Bay Upper Air station, Nunavut, Canada

Totex Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of meteorological balloons. The company began production of balloons in 1937.

They currently produce three types of balloons:

  • TA is a rubber/latex balloon and was developed in 1940.
  • CR is a chloroprene balloon and was developed in 1966.
  • TX is a latex balloon and was developed in 1988.

The TA balloon is the standard used by Environment Canada in their Upper Air program (see Radiosonde).

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