The EPC Groupe is one of the world’s leaders in explosives manufacturing, storage and distribution and in particular drilling and blasting. For over 120 years, the EPC Groupe has enjoyed a reputation for effective solutions, technological innovation and high-quality customer service.

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Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. EPC-UK has introduced the DuPont Safety programme, which was originally initiated by the EPC Groupe. The DuPont programme is focused on reducing the risk of accidents by monitoring behaviour patterns and improving the safety culture within an organisation.

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Our ethos is simple. We work in some of the most demanding fields in the world, and we understand that our customers require solutions that are not only effective but safe, secure and ethical. With EPC Groupe, you can be assured of the highest standards of safety, professionalism and care.

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Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonium Nitrate is a white crystalline, dry prill with the chemical formula NH4NO3. It is made by reacting nitric acid with anhydrous ammonia under very carefully controlled conditions.


ANFO explosives are supplied either in cartridge or bulk form and are suitable for use in dry borehole conditions. EPC-UK’s range of ANFO explosives includes Ammospex and Ammoblast.

Black Powder

Black Powder is a low explosive powder made from a combination of Sulphur (10%), charcoal (15%) and potassium nitrate (75%).

Dunarit Boosters

Dunarit cast boosters are products suitable for the priming of a variety of explosives. EPC-UK can supply a wide range of cast priming solutions to suit your requirements – please contact us for more information.

Bulk Emulsions

Bulk emulsions are an emulsified Ammonium Nitrate solution incorporating a fuel phase. Classified as an oxidizing agent for transportation purposes the composition does not become explosive until mixed with gassing agents and sensitized at the point of delivery to the borehole.

Detonating Cord

Detonating Cord is a linear explosive consisting of a PETN powder wrapped in a flexible plastic outer coating. Manufactured in the EU, EPC-UK is able to supply a comprehensive range of cord weights for a variety of applications.

Non – Electric Detonators

Minexplo supplies non-electric detonator systems for initiation of surface blasts & long delay tunnel detonators for underground and demolition blasting.

Electronic Detonators – Digishot®

Electronic detonators are modern, fully programmable and intelligent high strength detonators.

Electric Detonators

EPC-UK supply standard electric detonators manufactured by Davey Bickford in France.

Emulsion Primers

EPC-UK supply Explus TSR primers in 50mm and 35mm diameter cartridges. This explosive is suitable for use as a primer for initiating Ammonium Nitrate based explosives in shallow large diameter holes as experienced in opencast coal sites.


Authorised Nitroglycerine Explosives

EPC-UK supply a nitroglycerine based explosive in a range of diameters suitable for use in the civil engineering, demolition, tunnelling and quarrying industries. The product currently supplied is Perunit E.

Packaged Explosives

EXEM emulsion cartridges manufactured by EPC Groupe in Europe are water in oil emulsions, that is, oxidiser salts dispersed as microscopically fine droplets, surrounded by a continuous fuel phase.



EPC ROBIS (Remote Operated Blast Initiation System) is a remote firing non-electric detonator initiator that provides users with an effective range of up to 1,000 metres. Developed in partnership with specialist innovator, Technical Concepts Ltd, EPC ROBIS enables safe, remote, line-of-sight, non-electric blast initiation without long lead wires or shock tube lines.


The POLAREX OP (open pit) probe resolves customers’ down-the-hole measurement issues and has been built directly by EPC Groupe. This effective borehole deviation monitoring tool measures and maintains the orientation and angular velocity of blast holes, controls energy and manages flyrock issues as well as QA/QC hole constraints.


Vibracord Tellus

EPC-UK’s Vibracord Tellus is a latest generation vibration metre manufactured by equipment specialist, Vibraquipo, and managed, supplied and calibrated by EPC Metrics in the UK. It features a GPS function to provide the position of and synchronise all the precise timing analysis equipment used in a quarrying environment and enable users to remotely access and operate equipment.

Vibracord Gaia

EPC-UK’s Vibracord Gaia is an advanced ground borne blasting vibration monitoring solution designed for use in challenging quarrying and environmental conditions. Contained within a strong aluminium case and manufactured by equipment specialist, Vibraquipo, Gaia features a hi-contrast illuminated LCD screen, designed to be effective under all light conditions. It’s user friendly and recommended for portable vibration measurement applications. The equipment can be managed, supplied and calibrated in the UK by EPC Metrics. 

Blasting Accessories

EPC-UK supply a complete range of complementary blasting accessories.

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