Explosives

15.10.2013

Within our Explosives business, efforts to mitigate the environmental impacts of our products continue to be focused on improving the sustainability of the input materials we use.

Within our Explosives business, efforts to mitigate the environmental impacts of our products continue to be focused on improving the sustainability of the input materials we use to manufacture the product, as well as the impacts resulting from its use. 

This includes activities such as: Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste associated with the manufacturing and transport of our explosives products.

Substituting higher impact raw materials such as perchlorate contaminated sodium nitrate with cleaner synthetic materials.

Replacing traditional bulking agents with renewable or recycled materials.

Recycling product that did not meet final specifications, has been returned by customers or was used during experimental work to manufacture new product. 

This product was previous treated as waste and burnt.

Replacing virgin petrochemicals with oils from renewable and waste sources.

Researching and developing explosives to minimise post-blast NOx fumes.

Researching blast designs and products to reduce nitrate leaching and other post-blast impacts. Find out more about Dyno Nobel by clicking here.