Dyno joins Mining3 to boost explosives development

Australian mining research organisation Mining3 has welcomed a new member - commercial explosives specialist Dyno Nobel
Dyno joins Mining3 to boost explosives development Dyno joins Mining3 to boost explosives development Dyno joins Mining3 to boost explosives development Dyno joins Mining3 to boost explosives development Dyno joins Mining3 to boost explosives development

Dyno believes that by collaborating with Mining3 and its other members it can offer a richer set of solutions – and reach this goal much faster

Incitec Pivot, Dyno Nobel's parent company, signed the membership deed on March 1.

As part of the organisation, the explosives company will collaborate in Mining3's research and development activities.

Mining3 CEO Professor Paul Lever said so far Mining3 hasn't had any explosives manufacturer memebers, even though it's working on projects in this field, including its alternative explosives research into blasting without toxic fumes.

"Dyno Nobel will provide a greater level of insight into our blasting projects and assist in solving complex solutions for our near-future focused portfolio," he added.

The explosives manufacturer currently has offices all around the world, including Australia, Canada, America and Mexico.

Dyno's newly appointed CTO Robert Rounsley said that the company is "actively building out Dyno's technology development capability".

The company believes that by collaborating with Mining3, and its other member, Dyno can offer a richer set of solutions - and reach this goal much faster.

Dyno Nobel said it plans to leverage the Mining3 membership through the identification of and collaboration in the development of new technologies important to their industry.

Wayne Stange, Dyno Nobel's vice president of mining technology, said: "There are several Mining3 projects that are aligned with our technology development initiatives.

"Through our Mining3 membership we will be able to work with a range of researchers and METS to accelerate the development of transformational technology."

Mining3 membership is open to mining companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), mining equipment and technology services (METS), and universities.