Army

Spray drying of metallized explosive

  • US Patent No. 9212102
  • Issued: December 15, 2015
  • Status: Active
Military Technology

An insensitive crystalline high explosive molding powder, usable as a booster HE. The subject insensitive crystalline high explosive molding powder being manufactured by adding the crystalline high explosive, metal or semi-metal particles and a polymer or wax based binder to a solvent to form a solution, spray drying the solution to drive off the solvent, thereby co-precipitating the HE and binder to form granules in which the crystals of HE and metal particles are uniformly distributed in the binder.

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