Black powder (Gunpowder)
A high quality, free-flowing gunpowder ideal for use in muzzle-loading firearms and cannon, in fireworks manufacture, and for blasting.
The material is supplied in two grades, of different grain specifications.
The chemical composition of each grade is identical.
|Designation||Grain size, mm||Packaging type|
|Type 2 (medium)||0.70 - 1.30||15kg case containing 30 x 500g tubs|
|Type 3A (fine)||0.25 - 0.50||15kg case containing 30 x 500g tubs|
UN No. 0027 - HazCat 1.1D
Packaging: In 500g tubs. 30 tubs (15kg net) packed in a fibreboard box.
Appearance: Glossy, uniform grains, with greyish black to black colour.
Trade price: (Pounds Sterling, ex-works UK) £9.00 per kilo (£135 per case).
Stock level: Currently unavailable due to international transport difficulties.
Control Status: Controlled. Black powder authorisation required.
Moisture content: 1.0% max
Hygroscopicity: 1.5% max
Bulk density: 0.9 min
Specific gravity: 1.6-1.75
Firing temperature: Approx 430 Celsius
Explosion temperature: Approx 2300K
Shelf life: 15 years minimum if kept dry 91 ± 1%