Biafo Industries Limited having
its registered office at 1st Floor, Biafo House, Plot No. 23, St No. 38-40, I&T Centre, G-10/4, Islamabad, Pakistan would like to take this opportunity to introduce their product-Tovex
Water Gel Explosive manufactured at their plant located at Hattar
Industrial Estate, KPK, Pakistan.
Tovex has been an important break through in explosives
since the invention of dynamite by Alfred Nobel more than a century
ago. Dynamite has served the industry well but hazards associated
with the use, manufacture, transportation, storage and toxic nature
has been the cause of serious concern. After intensive studies
and research, in 1974 Du Pont, the largest manufacturer of Nitro
Glycerin based dynamite in the United States of America introduced
Tovex Water Gel, and in 1976 they decided to withdraw from the
dynamite business in favour of Tovex.
Tovex Water Gel is substantially and demonstratively
safer and is designed to perform equal to, if not better than
dynamite in all sectors of the industry i.e. construction, mining,
quarrying, seismic, tunneling etc. Tovex compositions manufactured
by Biafo are cap sensitive and other features are as follows:
1- Wide range of bore hole densities.
2- Improved flexibility in loading.
3- Water resistant.
4- No Nitro Glycerin and noxious fumes.
5- Reduced handling, transportation and storage hazards.
6- High bubble energy (Under water explosion)
7- Reduced sound levels and better control on vibrations
The Du Pont technology and goodwill was purchased
by Explosive Technology International (ETI) in 1988 and Biafo
are the licensee of ETI in Pakistan using the Du Pont Technology
and formulations which include MMAN sensitisor, raw materials
and control procedures. Due to the quality of its product Biafo
in a short period of time has captured a substantial share of
the market in the following areas:
1- 20 major cement plants
are using Tovex for their limestone quarries.
2- 80% of International oil companies use Tovex
for seismic exploration, also local seismic surveys are carried
out using this product e.g. Union Texas, British Gas, Premier Oil,
Hunt Oil, Lasmo, BHP, Mari Gas, Oil and Gas Development Corporation
of Pakistan, Tullow Oil, OMV (Pakistan) & Polish Oil & Gas.
|1- Blasting for
road construction by local as well as international companies.
||2- Mining for minerals and quarries for the construction
and building industry.
|Biafo has signed
contracts for the entire supply of explosives and accessories
with Ghazi Barotha Hydel Project, with China Geo Engineering for
the Malakand Tunnel & Hydel Project, with National Logistic
Cell for explosives for all their Projects with China Petroleum
Engineering Corporation for their Indus Highway Project with Sezai
Turkes Feyzi Akkaya for the Lahore Bypass Project, with Bayindir
for the Islamabad/Peshawar Motorway, with Joannou & Paraskevaides
for its quarry for Lahore’s new international Air Terminal
with PAMIC Ltd for M-3 i.e. 6 lane Pindi Bhatian-Faisalabad Motorway
& with Taisei Corporation for Kohat tunnel & access road,
with China International Water & Electric Corp for Malakand
III Hydel Project, with MCC Resources Development Co. (PVT) Ltd
for Saindak Gold & Copper Mining Project & with Sinohydro
Corporation for Khan Khawar Hydel Project at Besham.
has the modern and state of the art manufacturing unit which is
highly automated and can produce more than 2500 metric tons of explosives
per shift annually.Due to its commitment with E.T.I, Biafo only
manufactures products, which meet the international standard of
produces the following accessories for explosives from technology
obtained by Hanwha Group of South Korea
2- Plain Detonators (Instantaneous) No.8
3- Electric Detonators (Instantaneous) No.8 with 3 meter leg wire.
4- Detonating Cord.
5- Safety Fuse.
6- Shock Tubes / Non Electric Initiating System.
|We will also be
in a position to manufacture and market Delay Detonators (Millisecond
and Half Second) in the near future. Biafo Industries is well positioned
to minimize transportation charges for explosives, as these are a
significant cost for end users especially in countries like Iran,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Gulf States.