Expancel microspheres a sensitizing agent for industrial explosives

The population of explosives consists of a variety of products differing in shape and size. Their chemistry and application methods are also diverse. One particular product type, namely, sensitized emulsion explosives, is well known to the entire mining community. The emulsions are used worldwide, both in surface and deep mining operations. Depending on rock type and desired results the emulsions are often sensitized for alteration of their detonation characteristics.

№6 (111) 2013

Key words: sensitizer, Expancel microspheres, chemical explosives, polymer microspheres, AkzoNobel.

Mining Industry Journal №6 2013, p.46