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PacSci EMC / Products / Energetics


Over 50 years of innovation in energetic materials: synthesis, chemical process, development and integration in end use items.

Plus over 30 chemical patents… we continue to innovate to meet future needs

PacSci EMC synthesizes primary, high explosive and specialty chemicals, performs powder blending and pyrotechnic compounding and conducts propellant mixing, casting and machining. In addition, our r & D team develops new energetic materials for a variety of applications including high-temperature, product improvement and green drop-in replacements for existing primary explosives.

The PacScie EMC chemistry facility is capable of receiving, analyzing, and performing safety testing along with fully documenting your projects which involve primary and secondary explosives.


With over 30 chemical patents to our name, we are an established and respected industry leader in providing environmentally responsible energetic materials to the industries we serve.

At our dedicated powder and propellant manufacturing facilities and our full service chemistry laboratories – all staffed by highly knowledgeable, quality-focused associates – we set new standards for energetic material research, development, characterization, and synthesis

Meeting Demands for the Future

  • Extreme temperature capability: energetics meeting the extremely high temperatures in deep underground applications and extreme cold temperatures for deep space applications.
  • Patented Green energetics providing the global need for environmentally responsible energetics.
  • Fully integrated chemical analysis capabilities helping our chemists create the new and patented energetic materials needed to meet future applications demanded by the market.
  • Full suite of chemical analysis capabilities available to drive your projects forward.

Over the past 50 years our energetics material expertise has been providing new and innovative energetic materials solutions in applications where no other solutions previously existed.


  • Extreme temperature materials
  • Complete materials characterization
  • Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
  • Primary explosives synthesis
  • Dedicated Powder/Propellant Manufacturing Facility


  • Lead Azide replacement: DBX-1
  • Lead Styphnate replacement: KDNP

Full range of energy transfer lines: Rapid deflagrating cords, Detonating Cord, Flexible or Linear Shaped Charge, Heat Sensing Cord.

Green Energetics
DBX-1 Lead Azide Replacement
KDNP Lead Styphnate Replacement

Energetic Material Research, Development, Characterization & Synthesis
MTX-1 Product Improvement for Tetrazene

Synthesis / Scale-up
Novel explosive materials

Specialty Chemical & High Explosive
Processing & Manufacturing

Complete Energetic Material Characterization

Molecular Analysis

Thermal Analysis
Thermal Conductivity

Chromatography / Purity
Ion Chromatography
Liquid Chromatography

Physical Properties
BET Surface Area
Particle Size Analysis
KF Water Analysis

Safety Properties
BAM Friction

Explosive Materials Compounding

Organic & Inorganic Chemistry

Primary Explosive Synthesis

Propellant Mixing, Casting & Machining

Powder and Propellant Manufacturing
Dedicated Associates to Ensure Process & Quality Control
Blending, Casting and Extrusion of Propellant/Formed Explosives
Full Range of Equipment for Blending, Inspecting, Testing and Evaluating Pyrotechnic Materials
Blending of Production Pyrotechnic Powders
Breakdown of Metal Powders For Use in Processing Powders
Grinding Oxidizers to Appropriate Particle Size
Maintaining Inventory and Proper Storage Conditions for Explosive
Performing Calorific Testing On Powders
Performing Average Particle Size Determination
Propellant Machining with 4-Bay Remote Controlled, CNC Lathe & Mill Cells (Video & CNC Control Equipment)


Green Energetics

High performing. Reduced impact.

Heat Powder

Fast ignition. Good sensitivity.

Hipel 710

Readily ignitable and stable.

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