Spex•Lite® Lightweight Fillers and Resin Extenders

What are the Attributes of Solid Air?

Up To 98% Air Content

 SPEX•LITE® Solid Air is up to 98% air content, which provides many unique advantages as a lightweight additive in emulsion systems.

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 ANFO 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.

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 ANFO emulsion system when it's being pumped.

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SpexLite Advantages WITH CONVENTIONAL AN Prills

Improved Efficiency

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

Convenient Storage & Handling

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

Less Susceptible to H2O

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SpexLite Solid Air doesn't succumb to moisture, humidity, heat or temperature cycling like standard AN prills, and it doesn't tend to clump.

Non-Hazardous

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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

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

Decreased Weight

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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® Fills More Volume Than Ordinary Fillers

Spex•Lite® Solid Air is up to 98% 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:

  • 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 of your ANFO system? Call Spex•Lite® and ask for our Solid Air!

Spex•Lite® Solid Air Product Specs

Spex•Lite® ELA 1512

Spex•Lite® ELA 1512 Solid Air
~75% Air
Typical Bead Size: ~1 – 2 mm 
Avg Bulk Density: ~15 pcf

  • ~75% captured air content
  • Typical Bead Size: ~1 - 2 mm
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~15 pcf
  • 100% recycled amorphous silica

Spex•Lite® 5510

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  • ~98% captured air content
  • Typical Bead Size: ~4 mm
  • Avg Bulk Density: ~0.9 pcf
  • Polyolefin-based material

Spex•Lite® MB 4155

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

PCF stands for pounds per cubic foot.