Leading Australian gases and engineering company BOC has invested $4 million in an expansion of its dry ice production facilities around the South Pacific.
BOC announced a major rollout of ICEBITZZZ dry ice production and retail facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, providing convenient, cost-effective and environment-friendly dry ice for a range of domestic and industrial needs.
ICEBITZZZ dry ice is flavourless and odourless, non-poisonous, non-flammable and much colder than water ice. It also produces no residue and requires no on-site electricity.
ICEBITZZZ hubs have been established at BOC’s Gas & Gear retail outlets in the Queensland towns of Mackay and Labrador as well as Canberra in the ACT, Dandenong in Victoria, Mount Gambier in South Australia, the West Australian mining hub of Karratha and the New Zealand wine region of Palmerston North.
BOC manufactures dry ice at several production facilities including in Townsville and Rocklea in Queensland, Preston in Victoria, Torrensville in South Australia, Canning Vale in WA, Darwin in the Northern Territory and the New Zealand cities of Christchurch and Auckland. The company has also established commercial dry ice production in Papua New Guinea with a new facility at Lae as well as Suva in Fiji.
BOC’s Market Manager for Advanced Gas Applications, Deian Jones explains that ICEBITZZZ dry ice has a wide range of applications in the hospitality and catering sector, the wine industry, cold chain logistics, dry ice blasting, camping, boating and more.
The company is expanding its dry ice footprint throughout the South Pacific as part of its ongoing commitment to progressive product development and service delivery.
Mr Jones adds that BOC works closely with leading manufacturers of dry ice equipment, scientific institutions and specialist technicians, enabling the company to develop uniquely innovative solutions tailor-made for optimal results.
The retail facilities, also known as ICEBITZZZ Collect produce their own dry ice on site for collection, ensuring high freshness and quality.