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BOC has a proven international track record in providing an extensive range of foam blowing solutions to customers for a wide range of applications.
Whether your foam application is for construction, automotive, white goods OEM, food packaging, HVAC or leisure equipment, BOC has the ideal solution for you.
Because we are an active supporter of the foam blowing industry we are well-placed to advise you on the latest market and product developments.
BOC's unique blending capability enables you to customise your product blend to meet the application requirements. We are able to blend any of our foam blowing products in any proportion requested.
These proven blowing agents are available from BOC in four package sizes:
- 1000 litre drums
- 210 litre 'oil drums'
Natural foam blowing products (oxygen-free nitrogen and CO2)
BOC has been supplying compressed gas to a wide range of industries for many years.
Oxygen-free nitrogen (OFN) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are products which have applications in the foam blowing industry, mainly in the production of flexible foam.
OFN is also used to 'inert' enclosed spaces and to provide a protective blanket over flammable liquids.
CO2 can be used as a powerful fire extinguisher in unmanned, enclosed space (compactors).
BOC can offer a wide range of solutions.
|Hydrocarbons||Natural foam blowing agents||HFCs|
|Cyclopentane||Carbon Dioxide||HFC 152a|
|Isopetnane||Oxygen free nitrogen||HFC365/227|
We can offer a wide choice of package sizes from small sample cylinders, through to 1000l drums and bulk deliveries. This allows us to support customer through from trial stage to full production.
Security of supply
At BOC we work with a number of the world's most recognisable chemical producers to offer the full range of foam blowing products.
We are the UK and Ireland Exxon distributor for the branded pentanes Exxsol Isopentane and Exxsol Norpar.
BOC has a storage facility for pentanes located at Immingham Docks, providing an additional layer of supply security for our customers.
Our storage facilities, stock availability and flexible transport options ensure the reliability of our product supply is second-to-none and our unique position enables you to have confidence in our ability to offer secure and reliable supplies.
Technical and engineering expertise
We help our customers from the outset, providing you with advice on the initial selection of foam blowing agents through to assisting with the design and installation of storage tanks, project management, risk assessment and engineering expertise.
We will be onsite at the first offload, we will train your staff to ensure they are familiar and confident with the correct handling procedures.
BOC is committed to continuous innovation and advancement of the foam blowing industry:
Our foam blowing experts are members of key trade organisations including the British Rigid Urethanes Foam Manufacturers Associations (BRUFMA) and we support the activities of the Rubber and Plastics Research Association (RAPRA) and PU Europe (Federation of the European Rigid Polyurethane Foam Associations).
Handling products with care – product stewardship
BOC operates strict policies regarding product stewardship and the responsible and ethical management of health, safety and environmental aspects of products.
We implement these policies by:
- systematically identifying the product risks along the entire supply chain
- identifying and prioritising potential hazards and dealing with them appropriately
- tracking and managing emergency regulations
- assisting your company to meet its responsibilities in a cost-effective way, without compromising operations
- providing tailored training packages to help your teams manage foam blowing products as safely and effectively as possible
- offering a range of hardware including gas detectors and personal protective equipment, suitable for the safe handling of all our foam blowing products
BOC Packaged Chemicals were the 2008 award winners of the Responsible Care Award from the Chemical Business Association (CBA).
This was awarded in recognition of our outstanding commitment to our product stewardship programme and our pro-active approach to Responsible Care.
Product quality and environmental considerations
Our Immingham filling and blending facility has both ISO9002 and ISO14001 environmental management certification.
Blowing agent environmental properties