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Omnia Holdings and Hypex Bio Explosives Technology announce equity agreement and international strategic partnership.

Monday, 16 October 2023: Omnia Holdings (“Omnia”) announced today, a strategic partnership with Swedish-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology (“Hypex”) and the acquisition of a minority equity stake in the company. Hypex is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable civil explosives solutions and has developed a ground-breaking emulsion using hydrogen peroxide (HP), offering substantially enhanced environmental benefits compared to conventional products.

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BME Revolutionizes Quarrying with Viperdet MS Series Non-Electric Detonators

BME, a leader in mining solutions, has launched the Viperdet MS Series, an advanced range of non-electric detonators for the quarrying sector. Leveraging automated production lines and a certified supply chain, these detonators offer exceptional quality and reliability. BME’s investment in production technology, including robotics and artificial intelligence, ensures consistent and high-performance detonators that meet and exceed customer expectations.

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Towards electronic blasting systems

In their quest to improve productivity, safety and efficiency, local quarries are fast turning to electronic detonation systems, moving away from the traditional pyrotechnic methods. Leading mining explosive and blasting technology supplier, BME, reports increased uptake of electronic detonators in the South African quarrying sector, with an annual conversion rate of 12-14%.

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