Black Powder

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

Black Powder deflagrates rather than explodes (i.e. has a velocity of Detonation <1000m/s) when confined and as such is suited for use in ‘gentle’ blasting applications such as dimension stone production, primarily to limit the formation of excessive cracks in the deposit being worked.

For specialist blasting applications EPC-UK stocks as standard Wano NPMG medium grained black powder (particle size approx. 0.8mm – 4mm), other grades are available on request.

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Product and Company Identification
Product IdentifierBlack Powder
Including
Blasting powder, fireworks powder, golden glitter powder, musket powder, fuse powder, black powder according to TL 1376-05xx, black powder according to MIL-P-223-C, black powder according to INT. DEF. STAN. 13-167/1, black powder according to BOFORS standard W9-33.
Use of the ProductBlasting, Pyrotechnics, Propellant.
Manufacturer / SupplierEPC-UK EXPLOSIVES
AddressROUGH CLOSE WORKS
CARNFIELD HILL
SOUTH NORMANTON
ALFRETON
DERBYSHIRE, DE55 2BE
Telephone Number01773 832253
Contact e-mailinfo@epc-groupe.co.uk
Emergency Telephone Number01773 832253

Product Specification
Product TypeBlack Powder
Product NameWano NPMG Black Powder
Weight Strength (% ANFO)N/A
Bulk Strength (% ANFO)N/A
Density (g/ml)1.7
VOD (m/s)300-600
Gas Volume (l/kg)280
Water ResistanceNone
Fume Characteristics Poor
Detonator SensitiveYes (0.6g PETN or Equivalent)
Temperature Range (use) oC -20/+50
Shelf Life10 yrs (if stored unopened)
UN Number UN0027
UN DescriptionBlack Powder (Gun Powder)
UN Class/Compatibility Group 1.1D
CE Mark 0589.EXP.0086/98
*may depend on loading method

Packaging Details
Product PackagingPlastic Bag/Fibreboard Box
Cartridge DiameterBulk
Cartridge LengthBulk
Cartridge WeightBulk
Cartridges/box Bulk
Box Weight (kg)25