Riogel causing a LatAm blast

Explosives manufacturer Maxam has selected its Cocachacra plant in Peru, where it produces initiation systems, to also manufacture and market its high-energy cartridge watergel Riogel, with the ultimate goal of consolidating its position and services as it increases its Latin American capabilities
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Maxam will manufacture and market Riogel from its Cocachacra plant

The company said Riogel, the latest generation of high-energy cartridge watergel, allowed for optimal rock fragmentation and, thus, greater mine productivity. It can also create adequate blasting results, because it reacts better under dynamic pressure.

"With a better balance of oxygen in its composition, Riogel reduces the emission of toxic fumes such as nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO), shortening the return times to blasting fronts, thus, optimising the operations' performance," the company said.

The manufacturing process, too, requires 95% less water than an emulsion, giving it an environmental advantage.

Maxam provides solutions to Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and the rest of South America.

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