Suprameca has designed and developed a new generation of charges using a powerful liquid binary explosive (LIBEX™). We offer these new charges for the following applications:
- Cutting, Perforating, Breaching
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
- IED defeat
- Underwater operations
LIBEX™ Liquid Binary Explosive is supplied as a two component system. It has the following advantages over conventional explosives The components are not explosives prior to mixing, they do not need to be transported as explosives and they do not need to be stored as explosives (in most places), therefore no expensive storage “magazines” are required.
The components are not too dangerous or toxic to handle safely during the mixing process. They have excellent shelf life under non-ideal storage conditions. When the two components are mixed, LIBEX™ becomes a powerful, ready-to-use secondary explosive.
LIBEX™ is sensitive to No.8 strength detonators as well as 10g/m detonating cord. LIBEX™ is stable and usable over a long period of time and over a wide temperature range. It has a high detonation velocity, high total energy and a small critical diameter.
LIBEX™ is suitable for use in shaped charges (both linear and conical), explosively formed projectile charges, disrupters, breaching and demolition charges, Bangalore torpedoes, bulk charges and other items.
Key features and benefits
- LIBEX™ components are not explosive prior to mixing
- Reduced logistical constraints
- Quick and easy to mix
- Can be used as explosive for shaped charges
- Safety in operation
- Underwater use
Suprameca has extensive experience in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke equipment that meets high safety and reliability requirements.