Austin Powder develops lead-free primary explosive

Cleveland, Ohio-based industrial explosives and engineered blasting solutions supplier Austin Powder has developed a lead-free alternative for detonators. The company said it is taking the lead in the explosives industry by developing lead-free primary explosive detonators before regulators mandate the change. Austin Powder started looking for a lead-free alternative to Lead Azide back in 2007 at its detonator facility, Austin…

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Nine IME Members Awarded Safety and Health Certificates of Excellence

The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) awarded nine of its member companies with a Safety and Health Certificate of Excellence. The announcement marks the highest number of IME Companies to receive the prestigious award in the last nine years. The Safety and Health Certificate of Excellence has been given annually since 2002 to IME member companies with a total…

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