Emulsion Explosive

Explosives consisting of droplets of a saturated aqueous solution containing oxidizing salts, suspended in an oil/wax matrix, and other additives.
They can be either cap or non-cap sensitive, depending on their composition.

Emulsion explosives consist of small droplets of water containing dissolved AN surrounded by a fuel phase. These are of the water in oil type.

Water in oil emulsions are water resistant because the oil phase covers and protects the water phase from being diluted by external water. 

Emulsion explosives can be both bulk and packaged.

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