explosives

AEL expands South American operations

AEL Mining Services is growing its already established base in South America by going direct to customers, and no longer via distributors, with explosive...

Record blast for BME’s AXXIS down under

In another record blast for BME’s AXXIS digital initiation system, Omnia subsidiary Advanced Initiating Systems (AIS) successfully blasted 4 485 detonators in a coal...

BME gets new managing director

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings has appointed Joseph Keenan as the new managing director of its mining explosives division, BME, as from 1 September 2015. Explosives specialist...

Blasting optimisation can save millions of rands for coal mines

Coal mines, which are under pressure due to weak prices and rising operating costs, can save millions by making improvements of just one second...

Steady supply of mining explosives provides security for industry

With declining commodity prices, mines cannot afford any interruptions to production over a lack of supply says Denvor Govender, Global Supply Chain Manager at AEL...

Mining boom in Sub-Saharan Africa bolsters explosives and chemicals market

The rapid growth of the mining industry, especially in Central Africa, is being mirrored in the market for mining explosives and chemicals across Sub-Saharan...

Stolen explosives put illegal miners at risk

The theft of explosives presents a great danger to illegal miners and steps need to be taken to ensure the prevention of such products...

Revolutionary non-detonable rock breaking device launched

Blasting and explosives company AEL unveiled a technologically-advanced range of non-detonating, self-stemming rock breaking cartridges at the Institute of Quarrying conference and exhibition in...

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