Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
This industry has rebounded strongly since taking a major blow during the recession. Renewed revenue is expected to continue growing at a steady rate through 2018. Increased demand from nonferrous mining and emerging markets will keep the growth rate moving along. However, as the trade-weighted index rises, our exports become more expensive to other countries, which could ultimately hamper industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Explosives are chemical compounds or mixtures that burn or decompose rapidly, generating large amounts of gas, heat and pressure. According to data from the Institute of Makers of Explosives, there are two main product classifications for explosive goods manufactured and sold within the United States: blasting agents and oxidizers and high explosives.
Blasting agents and oxidizers
Blasting agents and oxidizers are materials or mixtures consisting of a fuel and an oxidizer used for blasting, but in which none of the ingredients are classified as an explosive. These products are so insensitive to shock that they cannot be detonated by a blasting cap, but instead require an intermediate booster, typically from a secondary explosive... purchase to read more