Company Profile

Biafo Industries Limited having its registered office at 1st Floor, Biafo House, Plot No. 23, Street No. 38-40, I&T Center, 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, Haripur Pakistan.

The Company has been selected amongst Top 25 Companies of Pakistan Stock Exchange for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018. We are also an ISO 9001-2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 certified company.

Tovex ® has been an important breakthrough 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 DuPont, 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:

  • Wide range of bore hole densities.
  • Improved flexibility in loading.
  • Water-resistant.
  • No Nitro Glycerin and noxious fumes.
  • Reduced handling, transportation and storage hazards.
  • High bubble energy (Under water explosion).
  • Reduced sound levels and better control on vibrations.

The DuPont technology and goodwill was purchased by Explosive Technology International (ETI) in 1988 and in 2007 by Dyno Nobel of USA and Biafo is the licensee in Pakistan using the DuPont Technology and formulations. Due to the quality of its products Biafo has captured a substantial share of the market in the following areas:

  • Major Supplier to the Saindak Copper & Gold Project and Dudder Lead & Zinc Mining Projects in Baluchistan.
  • Major cement plants are using Tovex ® for their limestone quarries.
  • Majority of oil companies working in Pakistan used Tovex ® for Seismic exploration, all over Pakistan.
  • Blasting for road construction by local as well as international companies.
  • Mining for minerals and quarries for the construction and building industry.

Biafo has the modern and state of the art manufacturing unit which is highly automated and can produce Tovex ® Explosives and Powder Explosives (ANFO).

Biafo also produces the following Blasting Accessories for explosives from technology initially obtained from Hanwha Group of South Korea and with continuous in-house research and development has developed other products as per demand of local market. Our main Blasting Accessories includes the following products:

  1. Plain Detonators
  2. Electric Detonator Instantaneous
  3. Seismic Electric Detonators
  4. Delay Electric Detonator
  5. Non-Electric Delay Detonator - Binel
  6. Two Way Delay Relays
  7. Biafo Cord
  8. Safety Fuse

Biafo has also developed a strong technical support team to assist customers for safe use of explosives and to provide blasting services.