Building on our explosive blending and processing capability, AES can pelletize explosives to meet individual customer requirements.  Our pellets are used for a variety of applications including:

  • Ammunition, Bomb and Missile Fuzing systems
  • Medium caliber ammunition
  • Munition explosive train applications
  • Testing applications including simulation testing and explosive gap testing
  • Sensitizing systems for Mining Boosters


Low volume orders are pressed using specialized hand tooling and high volume orders are pressed on automated presses.   AES presses pellets ranging from .050” up to 8” in diameter and from milligrams up to 20 pounds in weight.  AES can pelletize any pressable explosive composition including:

  • HMX – Pure and desensitized formulations
  • HNS
  • PBX formulations
  • PETN
  • RDX – Pure and desensitized formulations including Compositions B, C-4, CH-6 and others
  • TNT – Pure and mixed formulations including Pentolite