The manufacturing of non-toxic primary explosives is one of the core competencies of RUAG Ammotec. Already in the 1920s the first corrosion-free primer composition in the world was developed under the brand name of SINOXID. In the 1980s the first primer composition free of heavy metals followed under the brand name of SINTOX and is still beyond comparison on the world market. At present RUAG Ammotec consequently continues to manufacture the most non-toxic (free of lead and other heavy metals) priming compositions.
Priming Compositions of RUAG Ammotec are applied by the customers primarily in automobile safety systems (e.g. airbags and belt pretensioners etc). There are also many other fields of their application, the aircraft and space industries inclusive.