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Detonating Cord

Austin Powder manufacturers a wide variety of detonating cord to meet the requirements of the mining, quarrying and construction industries. Detonating cord is used to initiate detonator sensitive commercial explosives such as cast boosters, dynamites and emulsions. Detonating cord is also used to provide a path of initiation to non-electric detonators. Detonating cord has a core of PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate) encased in multiple polypropylene yarns, over-extruded with a polyethylene jacket and high strength textile yarns.


  • Water and abrasion resistant.
  • High tensile strength.
  • Color coded for easy identification.
  • Electronically & mechanically inspected.
  • Insensitive to extraneous current.
  • Assures reliable non-electric initiation.

Typical Uses

Lite Line  & Lite Line Slideline: Downline or upline under all but the most severe conditions.

A-Cord & A-Cord Slideline: Small, medium and large hole downlines and trunklines; secondary blasting and long hole blasting underground.

 50 Reinforced: Excellent general purpose detonating cord for reliable blast initiation under virtually all conditions.

Heavy Duty 200: For severe conditions to meet a wide range of specialized applications.  Well suited for dimensional stone and wall control.

Product Documents

Safety Data Sheets
Detonating Cord SDS
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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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