Primacord

Primacord is a registered trademark of detonating cord used in blasting, originally manufactured by the Ensign-Bickford Company. Ensign Bickford sold the trademark to Dyno Nobel Inc in 2003 and it is now manufactured in Graham, Kentucky. Primacord consists of a core of pure powdered PETN in 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. genericized trademark.


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