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Chemical Economics Handbook

Explosives and Blasting Agents

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary8
Introduction12
Ammonium nitrate–fuel oxide (ANFO) explosives14
Slurries and water gels14
Explosive emulsions14
ANFO versus emulsion explosives14
Low explosives16
High explosives16
Alternative technologies17
Industrial explosives18
Military explosives19
Environmental and security issues19
Study methodology20
Coal mining20
Metal mining21
Nonmetal mining and quarrying21
Supply and demand by region21
North America21
United States21
Producing companies21
Accurate Energetic Systems, LLC24
Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc24
Austin Powder Company24
BAE Systems Ordnance Systems24
CF Industries (formerly Terra Industries)24
Dyno Nobel Inc25
El Dorado Chemical Company26
Goex, Inc26
D.C. Guelich Explosives Company26
Mining Services International (MSI)—MAXAM International26
Nelson Brothers LLC27
Nitrochem LLC27
Orica USA Inc27
PCS Nitrogen, Inc27
Viking Explosives & Supply, Inc27
Consumption28
Industrial explosives28
Coal mining37
Metal mining38
Quarrying materials and nonmetal mining (industrial minerals)40
Construction41
Other industrial uses43
Marketing and distribution channels44
Customer purchase of ingredients44
Customer purchase of formulated/mixed products44
Customer purchase of formulated/mixed products and complete blasting services45
Price45
Explosive-grade AN45
ANFO and emulsions48
Trade48
Canada49
Producing companies49
Consumption50
Coal mining52
Metal mining53
Quarrying materials53
Industrial minerals (nonmetal mining)53
Price53
Trade53
Mexico55
Producing companies55
Consumption55
Metal mining56
Quarrying materials56
Coal mining57
Industrial minerals (nonmetal mining)57
Price57
Trade57
Central and South America58
Producing companies58
Consumption60
Argentina63
Brazil63
Chile65
Colombia65
Peru66
Venezuela67
All other68
Price69
Trade70
Europe71
Producing companies72
Consumption79
Albania82
Austria83
Belgium84
Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro85
Bulgaria86
Czech Republic86
Denmark87
Finland88
France88
Coal mining89
Metal mining89
Quarrying and nonmetal mining90
Germany90
Coal mining90
Metal mining91
Quarrying and nonmetal mining91
Greece91
Hungary92
Iceland92
Ireland93
Italy93
Metal mining94
Quarrying and nonmetal mining94
Malta95
Norway95
Poland96
Portugal96
Romania97
Slovakia98
Slovenia99
Spain99
Coal mining101
Metal mining101
Quarrying and nonmetal mining101
Sweden101
Metal mining102
Quarrying and nonmetal mining102
United Kingdom103
Coal mining103
Quarrying and nonmetal mining104
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)104
Producing companies104
Consumption106
Africa112
Producing companies112
Consumption114
Algeria116
Metal mining116
Quarrying and nonmetal mining117
Democratic Republic of the Congo117
Coal mining118
Metal mining118
Quarrying and nonmetal mining118
Egypt119
Metal mining120
Quarrying and nonmetal mining120
Morocco120
Coal mining121
Metal mining121
Quarrying and nonmetal mining121
Namibia122
Metal mining123
Quarrying and nonmetal mining123
South Africa124
Coal mining126
Metal mining126
Quarrying and nonmetal mining126
Zambia126
Metal mining128
Quarrying and nonmetal mining129
Zimbabwe129
Coal mining130
Metal mining130
Quarrying and nonmetal mining131
Other Africa131
Coal mining132
Metal mining133
Quarrying and nonmetal mining133
Middle East137
Producing companies137
Consumption137
Iran137
Coal mining137
Metal mining137
Quarrying and nonmetal mining137
Israel137
Turkey137
Metal mining137
Quarrying and nonmetal mining137
Other Middle East137
Socialist Asia137
China137
Producing companies137
Salient statistics141
Production142
Consumption143
Coal mining145
Metal mining145
Quarrying and nonmetal mining145
Price146
Japan146
Producing companies146
Salient statistics148
Production149
Consumption150
Coal mining152
Metal mining152
Quarrying and nonmetal mining152
Construction152
Price152
Trade153
Southeast Asia153
Producing companies153
Consumption155
Indonesia156
Consumption157
Republic of Korea158
Consumption158
Malaysia158
Consumption158
Myanmar159
Consumption159
Philippines160
Consumption160
Taiwan162
Consumption162
Thailand163
Consumption164
Other Southeast Asian countries164
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea165
Southwest Asia167
India169
Producing companies169
Consumption170
Coal mining171
Metal mining172
Quarrying and nonmetal mining172
Pakistan172
Producing companies172
Consumption172
Other Southwest Asian countries174
Consumption174
Oceania174
Producing companies174
Consumption176
Australia176
Coal mining178
Metal mining178
Quarrying and nonmetal mining178
New Zealand178
Other Oceania179
Bibliography180

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