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For nearly 200 years, Austin Powder has been in the business of helping customers break rock safely and efficiently. Our long history of serving the quarrying industry reflects the continuous development of new, safer, and more reliable blasting products and innovative technologies. Today, Austin serves quarrying operations around the world.

Coal is critical to our world through its use in providing much-needed affordable electricity and also in building our societies through its use in steel and cement. 37% of the world’s electricity and over 70% of the world’s steel is produced using coal. Coal Facts – World Coal Association

Without blasting, the coal industry would be incapable of meeting the demand for producing heat energy.  Coal mining from the surface and underground deposits today is a highly productive, mechanized operation.

Our commitment to the industry begins with our commitment to safety. We employ certified blasters, state-of-the-art delivery systems, and the safest and highest quality products. We also emphasize environmental concerns, minimizing or eliminating any environmental impacts.


Each surface and underground coal mine is different, and every day, the conditions in the operations are different. Getting the right-sized rock while minimizing oversize and fines is the goal no matter the changing conditions. Austin knows that the most cost-effective place to break rock is at the face.

So, here at Austin, we begin with helping our customers choose the right product for the specific application. Products such as Austin Powder’s E*STAR Detonators are critical – not only to achieve maximum environmental control but also for the best fragmentation results possible.




We are a traditional manufacturer of initiation systems for industrial blasting operations and an important technological and research base for production and further development of initiation systems.

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Austin Powder Service CZ implements the latest technologies and products for blasting works, such as laser profiling, electronic modeling, and electronic detonators.

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