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 .

We synthesize primary, high explosive and specialty chemicals, perform powder blending and pyrotechnic compounding and conduct propellant mixing, casting and machining. In addition, our R & D team develops new energetics for a variety of applications including high-temperature, product improvement and green drop-in replacements for existing primary explosives.

Our pyrotechnic materials transform energy to perform some kind of work when milliseconds matter, whether it be to actuate, detonate, generate, initiate, perforate, separate or terminate, you can rely on the necessary outcome you need to complete your mission. Energetic materials (EMs) have long been utilized for a variety of military, aerospace, commercial and oil and gas applications. While legacy materials deliver specific and established properties, there are circumstances and applications that demand new or customized EMs.
Whether you need to replace a legacy material that is no longer commercially available or have an application requiring new or modified EMs with enhanced properties— spanning reliability, sensitivity, stability, compatibility, output and safety—We can help. With a long history of EM synthesis and evaluation, chemists and chemical engineers on staff and dedicated testing and production facilities, we can help you with a range of EM needs.

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

Interested in our Energetic capabilities?

We would love to hear about your program and how we may help.

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

    ENERGETIC MATERIAL SYNTHESIS

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


    Thermal Analysis
    DSC
    TGA
    TMA
    Thermal Conductivity


    Chromatography / Purity
    Ion Chromatography
    Liquid Chromatography

    Physical Properties
    BET Surface Area
    Particle Size Analysis
    XRF
    KF Water Analysis


    Safety Properties
    BAM Friction
    Impact
    ESD


    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)

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