Dyno Nobel Inc.

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Established over 180 years ago, Dyno Nobel has a unique history and an unsurpassed tradition of practical innovation. We are a global leader in commercial explosives, creating and investing in products and solutions to help our customers remain competitive.

Dyno Nobel provides customer solutions through our people, our products, and our services. Our blasters are among the most highly trained in the industry. Dyno Nobel provides a full range of reliable explosives products from manufacturing plants around the world, and blasting services from a distribution network unmatched in the industry. Our R&D is focused on practical ways to use new technologies to benefit our customers.

With an emphasis on safety, this wealth of explosives expertise is embedded in more than 3,000 employees working around the globe.

Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere is our number one priority. Our company Value, Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere, reflects our commitment to the highest standards of safety, ensuring the well-being of our people, both at work and at home.

Our customers have learned that they can count on us to offer the best products and services to help them save time and make money. We are the only explosive provider in the world to offer a complete line of commercial explosive products and services.

Our team of experienced and diversified explosives application specialists has one goal: to help improve our customers' overall profitability through implementing groundbreaking blasting solutions. DynoConsult develops technical solutions to assist our customers' operations to perform optimally at all levels, generating sustainable downstream processing efficiency, cost savings and productivity gains. Our experienced consultants adopt a holistic approach to each project. With an emphasis on results – not just recommendations. The DynoConsult team works in close partnership with our customers from the initiation stage through to implementation and results monitoring.

Because Ammonium Nitrate (AN) is a primary ingredient in our bulk and packaged explosives, we own and operate several strategically located plants where natural gas is converted into AN prills and solution. Our ability to manufacture and transport more than 1 million tons of AN per year is vitally important to ensure that a reliable supply is available for our manufacturing facilities, distributors and customers.

Bulk Explosives

Today 95% of all explosives consumed are delivered in bulk form. At large scale mines and quarries, specially designed trucks combine the ingredients and pump or auger them into the borehole.

Bulk explosives range from simple ANFO (ammonium nitrate + fuel oil) to straight emulsions and include a wide variety of ANFO/emulsion blends - each with unique performance/cost characteristics.

Our revolutionary Portable Modular Emulsion Plants allow us to respond to our customers' need for high quality bulk emulsion on site, in remote locations where raw materials may be difficult to source

Packaged ANFO

Where boreholes are dry and the geology is suitable, ANFO, a mixture of ammonium nitrate prills and fuel oil is the most economical and commonly used explosive. For small shots, ANFO is premixed and packaged in 50 pound bags

Our line of packaged emulsion explosives are typically produced in chub-type cartridges from 1 to 3 inches in diameter. However, paper wrapped emulsions and larger diameter shotbags are also commonly used. Packaged emulsions are widely used in quarry and construction work. They have excellent water resistance and do not contain nitroglycerin.


As the only remaining dynamite manufacturer in North America, we recognize that although emulsions have replaced dynamite in many applications, dynamite still has performance and reliability characteristics that make it a superior product for certain demanding blasting applications. Dynamite is also commonly used as a booster in an ANFO column.

Although nonelectric detonators are now widely favored, many blasters still prefer electric detonators for the ability to test the circuit before firing the shot. Our electric detonators are manufactured in a range of precise millisecond and long period delays. This allows the blastholes to detonate in a predetermined sequence to control ground vibration and improve rock fragmentation.

NONEL utilize a plastic tube to carry a signal to the detonator instead of a pair of wires. The inside wall of the tube is coated with a reactive powder. When ignited, the shock wave travels inside the tube at 7000 ft per second to the detonator. The major advantage of nonelectric initiation is its immunity to potential misfires caused by radio-frequency energy or other stray electrical charges.

Electronic detonators utilize microchips to deliver more precise timing to improve blasting results. Our DigiShot® electronic initiation system is an important advance in technology, enabling users to achieve accurate benefits of electronic initiation systems with the easy connections of traditional nonelectric shock tube systems.

Every blast in this video used Dyno Nobel electronic detonators.

Cast Boosters

Virtually all of today's bulk explosives (and some packaged explosives) are not detonator sensitive. That is, a standard strength detonator fired in the explosive will not cause it to detonate. Boosters amplify the detonator's energy to initiate a reliable full-order detonation in the explosive column. We manufacture a full line of cast boosters in a variety of types and sizes.

Detonating Cord

For those who require the exceptional strength and durability of detonating cord in their initiation system, we manufacture a line of reliable, high quality cord in all of the popular core weights.

The gas and oil exploration industry utilizes specialized explosives to generate an acoustic wave for seismic data acquisition. We manufacture a comprehensive line of seismic explosives that are in use by exploration crews worldwide.

We pioneered most of the bulk explosives delivery equipment in use by the explosives industry today and has always been the leader in introducing new and innovative explosives delivery systems.

See how the TITAN® Bulk Truck equipped with Differential Energy technology and automated controls can improve your operations overall profitability.

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Americas Headquarters
2795 East Cottonwood Parkway
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States, 84121
Phone: +1 801 364 4800
Fax: +1 801 321-6706
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