What are the Attributes of SpexLite Solid Air?

Diesel Compatibility

Up To 95% Air Content

Up To 95% Air Content

 SPEX•LITE® 5510 Solid Air is compatible with Diesel Fuel, opening up possibilities and cost reduction opportunities as a lightweight fill for explosives.

Up To 95% Air Content

Up To 95% Air Content

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

Up To 95% Air Content

Weight Reduction

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

Weight Reduction

Absorbs Minimal Liquid

Weight Reduction

With a bulk density as low as ~0.75 pounds per cubic foot (pcf),  SPEX•LITE® 6503 EPS Solid Air will significantly decrease the cost and weight of industrial explosive systems.

Absorbs Minimal Liquid

Absorbs Minimal Liquid

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

Absorbs Minimal Liquid

Absorbs Minimal Liquid

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

Low Cost Lightweight Fill Compatible With Diesel!

While EPS generally costs less than EPP, the EPP is well worth the nominal extra cost where exposure to diesel is possible or required, such as diesel emulsion systems for explosives and maritime, nautical and offshore applications.  
Here we compare EPS vs EPP and test their chemical resistance to diesel. Check it out!

SpexLite Advantages WITH CONVENTIONAL AN Prills

Improved Efficiency

Diesel Compatibility

Improved Efficiency

Fireworks

Case studies using SpexLite Solid Air demonstrate that less holes are required per blast, saving both time and money as a lightweight fill for explosives companies.

Storage & Handling

Diesel Compatibility

Improved Efficiency

Stockroom

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

Diesel Compatibility

Diesel Compatibility

Diesel Compatibility

Spex•Lite® Compatible with Diesel Fuel

Spex•Lite® 5510 (black bead) is compatible with diesel fuel, whereas EPS / polystyrene (white) has compatibility challenges as a Lightweight Fill for Diesel Fuel Explosives. Whichever you need, SpexLite has both!

Non-Hazardous

Negligible Build-up

Diesel Compatibility

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

Negligible Build-up

Negligible Build-up

Bricklaying

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

Decreased Weight

Negligible Build-up

Negligible Build-up

Hot Air Balloon

Conventional ANFO prills weigh ~45 - 55 pcf. SpexLite Solid Air EPS, EPP and PVDC products weigh between ~0.75 - 10 pcf and they do not tend to break down during transit.

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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 for explosives companies 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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Improve Your Profits

Want to improve efficiency for your blasts? Call Spex•Lite® and ask for our Solid Air!

Spex•Lite® Solid Air Product Specs

Spex•Lite® 5510 EPP

Spex•Lite® MB 4155 PVDC

Spex•Lite® MB 4155 PVDC

SpexLite® 5510 in a pile on a table

  • ~95% captured air content
  • Typical Bead Size: ~4 mm
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~0.9 pcf Super Lightweight!
  • Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) based material
  • Compatible with Diesel Fuel Explosives

Spex•Lite® MB 4155 PVDC

Spex•Lite® MB 4155 PVDC

Spex•Lite® MB 4155 PVDC

SpexLite® MB 4155 closeup.

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

Spex•Lite® 5125 EPP

Spex•Lite® 6503 EPS

Spex•Lite® 6503 EPS

SpexLite 5125 EPP for Industrial Explosives

  • Typical Bead Size: ~2.5 mm
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~10 pcf 
  • Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) based material
  • Compatible with Diesel Fuel Explosives
  • Superior Compression Performance!

Spex•Lite® 6503 EPS

Spex•Lite® 6503 EPS

Spex•Lite® 6503 EPS

SpexLite 6503 EPS for Industrial Explosives

  • Typical Bead Size: ~3.2 mm
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~0.75 pcf - Ultra Lightweight!
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) based material

 Don't see what you're looking for? To discuss your specific needs, please call Spex•Lite®  today at 440-462-1500! 

Size and densities are averages and material may fluctuate.

Additional sizes, densities and colors are available upon request for most products.

PCF stands for pounds per cubic foot.