TOVEX IS SAFER:
contains no nitroglycerin. Dynamite is made with nitroglycerin.
This is big safety difference. Since its introduction more
than 4 billion pounds of Tovex
have been shipped, handled and used without an accidental
detonation attributable to Tovex.
is reliably sensitive to conventional priming method yet
much more resistant than Dynamite to accidental intimation
from impact, shock or fire. Every standard industries test
proves it. Because Tovex is so
outstanding in safety and performance. Dupont stopped making
Dynamite in 1977.
TOVEX SAFETY MEANS GREATER PRODUCTIVITY:
With the switch to Tovex,
users have improved morale and increased productivity on
each shift as nitroglycerin headaches disappeared.
TOVEX INCREASED PRE-BLAST SAFETY:
resists accidental detonation from impact friction and fire
far better than Dynamite. So hazards posed in shipping, handling
and storage are greatly reduced.
is a class 3 division I explosive with good balance of energy,
density, velocity, sensitivity and water resistance. Tovex
comes in diameters down to 7/8” for a full range of
explosives operations. Its tampable can be loaded into rough,
ragged holes, and offers excellent shelf life.
TOVEX MINIMIZES PROPAGATION:
Since Dynamite is much more
sensitive than Tovex, propagation
between holes can occur, disrupting delay sequences causing
more vibration and fly rock. Tovex
is formulated to minimize hole-to-hole propagation
making it ideal to use when tough shooting condition exist.
TOVEX ELIMINATES NITRO HEADACHES:
Unlike Dynamite, Tovex
water gel explosive contain no nitroglycerin so there’s
no way you can get nitro headache from either handling Tovex
or breathing fumes after blasting. A miner once described
a nitroglycerin headache as “five time worse than
worst headache as “five time worse than headache I
ever had. Worker with nitro headaches just can’t be
TOVEX REDUCE SMOKE AND FUMES:
Smoke and fumes after a blast
contain Tovex carbon monoxide of nitrogen. The amount of
Tovex fumes and smoke generates
with less Tovex then with dynamite
.operators find with Tovex productivity
increased, since the men can return to work more quickly
and safely than with Dynamite.
TOVEX CAN SAVE MONEY:
In all type of explosive operation
Tovex is providing .it can save
money by reduce drilling and blasting costs. Shortening
work cycles and improving productivity over Dynamite.
More efficient hole spacing
reduced the cost of blasting in quarries .In coal mines
the loader can work all the way to the back of the cut when
shot with Tovex,but not when shot
with Dynamite .in tunnel operation ,with tovex virtually
no fumes allowing for almost immediate mucking operation
with no significant delay in the work cycle.
The precision drilling
and smooth blasting that are possible with Tovex reduced
the overhead .eliminated unwanted slides helps time saving
and planning without interrupting traffic. Tovex is less
dense than Dynamite; you can Shoot More Sticks per pounds