Orica’s first Exel Neo leaving Sweden

Orica has prepared for delivery and now shipped its first orders for the world’s first lead-free detonator Exel Neo from its Sweden production facility.

Orica first announced the launch of the new release in September to address a market need for environmentally friendly initiation systems.

The Neo range of Exel non-electric detonators uses a safer and more sustainable lead-free formulation in the detonator, including in the pyrotechnic delay elements, and is made at the company’s Gyttorp plant campus.

Designed for underground and surface mining operations as well as quarry and construction projects, Exel Neo performs with the same precision levels as Orica’s standard Exel detonators. The product has been lab tested as part of the CE certification process, including for the timing delay accuracy and scatter patterns.

The Exel Neo non-electric range incorporates the proven Non-Primary Explosives Detonator (NPED) technology, which Orica has used with success for three decades.

“We thank our customers for their support in conducting trials across Europe in the last few months and invite other customers to experience the newest generation of Exel detonators in their operations,” Orica officials said.

Source: orica.com

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