Chemicals that Enrich

Biocel Ltd. is among Irelands leading chemical manufacturers and suppliers of high quality, cost effective and specialist formulations to industry.
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About Biocel

Biocel Ltd. was founded by Dr Karl McCarthy in 1966. We are one of Irelands leading chemical manufacturers and suppliers of high quality, cost-effective and specialist  formulations to industry. We develop biochemical and chemical process aids and additives for a variety of Irish industries, including Brewing and Beverage, Dairying, Food Production, Laundering, Construction, Water Treatment, Pharmaceutical and the Public Sector.

Our History

“Our Biocel truck” on Bridge St. Cork City ca. 1970.

CEO Luke McCarthy, Manager Maura O Sullivan, & Karl McCarthy, Technical and Innovation

Our 50th Anniversary at Fota Island Resort Hotel.

After Coronavirus

It’s time to set new goals and succeed in the post-pandemic world. At Biocel we provide a wide range of Hand sanitisers and detergents that keep you safe.


It is the policy of Biocel Ltd. to produce and supply products to the highest quality standard while minimizing adverse environmental effects.

Bespoke Solutions

Having been involved in a range of industries since 1966 we constantly strive to evolve, so that we can harness the best solutions for your benefit.

Awards & Accreditations

Biocel has been awarded ISO:900, an internationally recognised quality management system (QMS) standard. Find out more about our policies here.

Dr Karl McCarthy Prize

In recognition of our founder the late Dr Karl McCarthy’s contribution to the development of the Irish Processing industry. Click here for more details

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Chlorine Free

Chemical detergents for the modern dairy farmer, suitable for use in manual & automatic systems. We are working with nature for a better future.

Process Aids, Electrolytes and Buffer Solutions:

Food Ingredients

Biocel has worked at the forefront of the Irish food sector for over fifty years. We supply a wide range of food process aids, electrolyte salt solutions and key process aids, all manufactured in the protected atmosphere of our dedicated food ingredients preparation plant.

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Food & Beverage

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Dairy Processing

Industries We Serve

At Biocel we manufacture a wide range of disinfection, sanitising and cleaning products, including chemical process aids and food additives. Our products are manufactured at our plant here in Cork, Ireland. Our facilities include four dedicated manufacturing plants and a number of bulk chemical storage tanks.
Chemical Solutions for the Dairy Industry Sector
Contract Manufacturing Solutions
Industrial Cleaning Chemicals
Industrial Manufacturing Chemicals
Food Additives, Process Aids and Buffer Solutions for the Food Industry Sector
Brewing and Distilling Chemicals

Bespoke Chemical Formulations

We excel in bespoke chemicals and product development. Our research and development scientists are highly experienced in the formulation of chemical solutions and products to meet our customer’s specific requirements. Our R&D facilities here in Cork allow us to develop products to individual customer specifications.

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Latest Industry News

Biocel At the National Dairy Show 2022

Biocel At the National Dairy Show 2022

The National Dairy Show 2022 As we are all relieved to have finally been out of lockdown, we are looking forward to the return of the National Dairy Show in the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co. Cork. This year marks 40 years since the first Dairy Show took place...

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Launch of Hand Sanitiser Station

Launch of Hand Sanitiser Station

Routine Sanitising Of Hands Is Key To Prevention Of Covid 19 Cross Contamination In The Workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great upsurge in innovation focusing on combating the spread of the virus.   At Biocel we bring you a Hand Sanitiser Station for use...

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Get in Touch

Send us a message or request to speak to one of our dedicated specialists.


    353 (0)21 435 3516

    Out of Hours

    353 (0)86 257 5805
    353 (0)86 242 3577


    Biocel Ltd.

    Little Island
    County Cork

    Business Hours

    9 am to 5:30 pm


    We develop biochemical and chemical process aids and additives for Industry.

    © 2022 Biocel Ltd.