Orica Expands Lead Free Technology


Orica has announced it is set to expand its lead-free Non Primary Explosives Detonator NPED technology to manufacture the world’s first lead-free electronic blasting system range at its plant in Gyttorp, Sweden. This follows the successful introduction last year of the world’s first fully lead-free non-electric detonator range, Exel™ Neo.

The lead-free alternative will be made available across the full range of electronic blasting systems, including the new eDev™ II Neo, uni tronic™ 600 Neo and i-kon™ III Neo. The new fully lead-free variant will integrate Orica’s NPED technology, eliminating lead azide in the detonator. The product range will not contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation1.

“With the expansion of our lead-free NPED technology to our market-leading electronic blasting systems range, Orica takes another step towards a more sustainable future for the industry. It’s a testament to Orica’s 150-year history of innovation and commitment to safer and more responsible solutions that deliver positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. I would like to thank our teams around the world for their outstanding commitment to delivering innovative solutions to our customers and the industry.” said Angus Melbourne Orica’s Chief Technology Officer.

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Categories: Blasting Accessories & Equipment 


2024-05-24 | Orica | Sweden | Views 27

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