Primacord is a
registered trademarkof detonating cordused in blasting, originally manufactured by the Ensign-Bickford Company. Ensign Bickford sold the trademark to Dyno NobelInc in 2003and it is now manufactured in Graham, Kentucky. Primacord consists of a core of pure powdered PETNin an outer textile jacket (sometimes waxed), and is produced in 8 strengths:
Primaline is a related product differing principally in having a plastic jacket instead of textile. Primaline is also available in higher loadings, up to 85 g/m (400 gr/ft):
"Primacord" is frequently used as a synonym for any detonating cord; c.f.
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