Spex•Lite® Lightweight Filler

What are the Attributes of SpexLite Solid Air?

Diesel Compatibility

 SPEX•LITE® 5510 Solid Air is compatible with Diesel Fuel, opening up possibilities and cost reduction opportunities.

Up To 95% Air Content

 SPEX•LITE® Solid Air is up to 95% air content, which provides many unique advantages as a lightweight additive in emulsion systems.

Cost Reduction

As an ultra efficient volume filler, SPEX•LITE® Solid Air's volume cost saves customers material and freight costs in almost every instance.

Weight Reduction

With a bulk density of ~0.9 pounds per cubic foot (pcf),  SPEX•LITE® 5510 Solid Air will significantly decrease the weight of industrial explosive systems.

Absorbs Minimal Liquid

SPEX•LITE® Solid Air may reduce the amount of liquid potentially absorbed in an emulsion system, which can lead to improved blast results.

Rounded Shape

SPEX•LITE® Solid Air has a rounded shape, which promotes flow of an emulsion system when it's being pumped.

SpexLite Advantages WITH CONVENTIONAL AN Prills

Improved Efficiency


Case studies using SpexLite Solid Air demonstrate that less holes are required per blast, saving both time and money.

Storage & Handling


SpexLite can be conveniently stored regardless of weather conditions and SpexLite can be handled either pneumatically or mechanically.

Diesel Compatibility

Spex•Lite® Diesel Fuel Comparison

Spex•Lite® 5510 (black bead) is compatible with diesel fuel, whereas polystyrene (white) has compatibility challenges.


Caution Sign

Traditional ANFO prills are hazardous both to ship and to handle. SpexLite Solid Air does not require hazardous shipping and handling surcharges.

Negligible Build-up


Conventional Prills provide warnings of potential build-up on shipping and storage containers. SpexLite doesn't contribute to residue buildup.

Decreased Weight

Hot Air Balloon

Conventional ANFO prills weigh ~45 - 55 pcf. SpexLite Solid Air weighs between ~0.9 - 15 pcf and it doesn't tend to break down during transit.

Get More Bang For Your Buck

Spex•Lite® Offers More for Less

Spex•Lite® Solid Air is up to 95% air content and is easy to ship, store, handle and use. Not only is it easy to handle, it provides tremendous advantages when mixed in with a conventional ANFO emulsion system.

Benefits of using Spex•Lite® Solid Air:

  • Compatibility with diesel fuel
  • Decreased volume cost of overall ANFO system (in most cases)
  • Improved blast efficiency (fewer holes required, in most cases)
  • Decreased system weight
  • Decreased water absorption 
  • Reduced build-up

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Spex•Lite® Solid Air Product Specs

Spex•Lite® 5510

SpexLite® 5510 in a pile on a table

  • ~95% captured air content
  • Typical Bead Size: ~4 mm
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~0.9 pcf
  • Polyolefin-based material

Spex•Lite® MB 4155

SpexLite® MB 4155 closeup.

  • ~94% captured air content
  • Typical Bead Size: ~45 - 65 microns
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~4 pcf
  • PVDC-based material

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Size and densities are averages and material may fluctuate.

PCF stands for pounds per cubic foot.