NITRO-CHEM Explosives and Ammunition
Established in 1948, the Chemical Plant NITRO-CHEM S.A. Joint Stock Company, a member of the Ammunition Division of Bumar Group, is an experienced and globally renowned Polish producer of explosives and ammunition.
The Chemical Plant NITRO-CHEM supplies its products to the Polish Army and to other foreign armies around the world and gradually develops cooperation with world leaders in the defence market.
- High explosives (TNT, HMX, RDX)
- Explosive compositions (Comp. A3, A4, A5, RDX/TNT, HMX/TNT, RDX/WAX, HMX/WAX, etc.)
- Chemical products
- Artillery ammunition
- Aerial bombs
- Antitank mines
- Tear grenades
- Engineer ammunition
- TNT pressed boosters
- TNT cast charges
- Body shell filling services
- Technological solutions
- Plastic films
Large-scale TNT production
NITRO-CHEM is a leader of TNT production in Europe. Its owned installation allows the company to produce TNT and DNT on the same line on a large scale and in quality that meets customer requirements. A system for precise dosing of raw materials and the verified production technology ensure high quality parameters of the finished product. Therefore our TNT meets the requirements of both Polish and foreign standards, including MIL, TL and STANAG.
HMX and RDX production
NITRO-CHEM also has one of the most modern installations for HMX and RDX production that uses the non-acetic method. The installation obtains the best usage of raw materials, energy saving, high quality and repeatability of products. Those requirements were met in full, achieving, amongst others, material purity at the level of min. 98% for octogene and min. 97% for hexogene, in accordance with the MIL series standards. During the recrystallisation process different grain size classes of material are obtained, and the product received may then be phlegmatised with, for example, waxes or fluoroelastomers.
With the ability to manufacture these high explosive materials, NITRO-CHEM offers compositions based on RDX and HMX e.g. Comp. B, Comp, A-3, Comp. A-4, Comp. A-5, compositions with wax or Vition and other like TNT/RDX, TNT/HMX, TNT/PETN, TRITONAL. Since 2010 NITRO-CHEM has got a pilot installation for production of new insensitive explosive material, for instance NTO.
Body shell filling services
NITRO-CHEM offers a wide range of opportunities for ammunition elaboration services. A technological background, rich knowledge and experience in filling services enable us to prepare and proceed with various elements of ammunition for different purposes.
NITRO-CHEM is able to press charges in the range of a few to several thousand grams, fill in bodies of artillery ammunition employing screw threading method in caliber from 60mm to 160mm and it also makes individual charges or fill in shells using cast method. Charges can be made in a wide range of weights (from less than a kilogram up to 25kg), and of different material, e.g. TNT, TGAF-5 composition, B-composition, etc.
NITRO-CHEM provides body shell filling services to the other Bumar Group companies and Polish or foreign manufacturers of ammunition by doing, inter alia, pressed blocks of explosive material for scatterable mines, minidetonators for fuses or filling bodies of side-action mines by cast method.
Ammunition in accordance with NATO standards
The company’s current range of those products includes, amongst others, 120mm tank ammunition and 120mm and 98mm mortar ammunition in accordance with NATO standards, and 122mm, 125mm and 152mm HE projectiles, as well as aerial FRAG-HE bomb LBOB-100.
TNT pressed boosters
NITRO-CHEM offers TNT pressed boosters used for boosting insensitive explosives e.g. emulsions, ANFO or both as separate charges in opencast mining and in the field of geophysics. They are also used in the performance of specialised blasting works. Thanks to the modern installation for boosters production, the company is able to meet different customer requirements, adapting to their expectations.
TRINIFLEX plastic polypropylene films
The newest installation, built in 2011, is an installation for the production of plastic films. The modern highly automated machines allow annual productivity to be achieved at the level of 4,500t of films of various thicknesses, designated for production of packaging and laminates. The production technology developed for us covers several types of film, both for standard and applications.
Technological support based on 60 years’ experience
NITRO-CHEM is able to provide customers with technological solutions based on machinery and equipment produced by several different manufacturers. In this way NITRO-CHEM is able to create a customised and unique combination that optimises the production process from the technological and economic point of view. It is the company’s sole responsibility to ensure that the machinery and equipment provided is tuned to the manufacturing needs of its customers and is mutually compatible.
NITRO-CHEM takes utmost care in the selection of machinery and equipment for a particular manufacturing purpose. In this process the company utilises its in-depth knowledge and 60 years’ experience of the technological process as well as the Polish and the world industry.