The manufacturing of non-toxic primary explosives is a core expertise of RUAG Ammotec. In the 1920s the world’s first corrosion-free primer composition was developed with the brand name SINOXID. In the 1980s the first heavy metal free primer composition followed with the brand name SINTOX®, which even today is still without competition. Today RUAG Ammotec continues to manufacture most of its products where possible with non-toxic (lead and other heavy metal free) primer compositions.
Primer Compositions and pyrotechnical primer mixtures from RUAG Ammotec are primarily applied by customers in automotive safety systems (e.g. airbags and seat belt tighteners). Furthermore, there are many other fields of application including the aviation and space industries.