Our PIBSA (polyisobutylene succinic anhydride)-based emulsifiers for explosives have over 25 years of proven performance in the industry. Explosives present a hazard when they become unstable during storage, and they are useless if they don't explode in the borehole. Both were common occurrences until Lubrizol introduced its PIBSA-based emulsifiers for explosives in the 1980s.
Explosives made with our emulsifiers are:
Our emulsifiers for explosives can be tailored to meet our customers’ blasting needs.
Emulsifiers: Our product line is quite versatile. We have a series of key building block emulsifiers that when used alone provide unique performance characteristics. Our customers also take advantage of the benefits of blending our emulsifiers. When blended with each other, or with Lubrizol's SMO, our product line can provide tailored solutions to our customer's blasting needs.
Cross-linkers: Our cross-linkers make the emulsion stiff or rubbery. The explosive will then harden and "lock" itself into a bore hole, fractured hole or up hole. This patented cross-linking technology provides solutions to severe loading conditions.
Oils: As the oil experts, we can make emulsions from virtually any oil the customer wants - from general to specialized. We also can give customers different variations of a product, depending on shipping or formulation needs.
Optimum Flexibility in Delivery
Our global, multi-plant capability offers optimum flexibility to our explosives customers, ensuring world-class service and batch-to-batch product consistency. Our ability to multi-source presents our customers with the opportunity to enjoy lower freight costs and more timely delivery, resulting in lower inventory and carrying costs. For many customers, our forward warehouses and bulk storage facilities offer the luxury of drawing product on an as-needed basis.