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Austin Star Detonator

Brownsville, TX USA & Matamoros, Mexico

Austin Star Detonator is located in Brownsville, Texas & Matamoros, Mexico. These facilities manufacture an array of detonator products that are distributed and used around the world.

Established in 1991 as part of the Maquiladora (IMMEX) Program, the Brownsville Shocktube plant, and its twin blasting cap manufacturing and non-electric detonator assembly plant in Matamoras, Tamp. Mexico is key to the vertical integration supply chain for  Austin Powder.

Austin Star Detonator proudly combines automation and a local labor force in a way that eliminates the potential for error in production areas that require a superior level of consistency and perfection. In order to maintain the highest possible safety standards and to produce and assemble the highest quality detonators, the facility is designed so that employees will never handle highly volatile explosives in a dry state and explosive materials are moved in small, precisely measured quantities.

Our Products

  • Blasting Caps
  • E*STAR
  • Shock*Star Dual Delay
  • Shock*Star In-Hole
  • Shock*Star Quick Relay
  • Shock*Star Surface Delay
  • Shock*Star L-I-L
  • Rock*Star
  • Coal*Star

Industries That Use Our Products

  • Surface Mining
  • Underground Mining
  • Construction
  • Quarrying
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pipeline




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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