BOC, the UK's largest provider of industrial gases, will be explaining to a new generation the science that lies behind the products it supplies to virtually every industry in the UK - from steelmaking, through medical and food applications to the party balloons available in every high street.
BOC, a member of The Linde Group, is taking part in the Schools Programme at this year's British Science Festival, which takes place from 5-10 September at the University of Surrey in Guildford.
The company will be running a series of demonstrations during the festival showing some of the more interesting scientific properties of the gases in the air around us, such as oxygen and nitrogen, as well as other less common gases (at least on earth) like hydrogen and helium. BOC will also be participating in the exhibition of science-related companies at this year's Festival.
"We have a long history of involvement with educational activities," explained Mike Dennis, BOC's Head of Corporate Responsibility. "Our future success relies on our ability to enthuse successive generations of young people in the science of gases. Our participation at this year's Festival continues that tradition and, given that we are one of the largest employers in the local community, we are very happy to be taking part at this year's event here in Guildford."
BOC is a member of The Linde Group. An industrial and special gases provider, the company supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment. For more than a century the company's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in many areas of everyday life, and industries including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For more information see BOC online at www.boconline.co.uk
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.
1. The British Science Festival is held every September. This year it takes place in Guildford, Surrey.
2. Guildford is also the location of BOC's UK headquarters.
3. For more details of BOC's activities in the education sphere, contact the Communications Team on 07500 815166.