About BOC Edwards
Edwards is a supplier of integrated solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells and engaged in vacuum technology for industrial, scientific, process and R&D applications. The company employs around 3,600 people worldwide in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards invented the concept of the low-maintenance, cost-effective, commercial oil-free 'dry' vacuum pump and offers a range of other pumping technologies, and related products, supported by an international sales and service organization.
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BOC Edwards Patents
BOC Edwards has filed 6 patents.
Vacuum pumps, Gas technologies, Laboratory equipment, Vacuum systems, Pumps
Vacuum pumps, Gas technologies, Laboratory equipment, Vacuum systems, Pumps
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