Much of what we advertise here is strictly controlled by national governments. Ribbands Explosives complies with explosives and export/import legislation in the UK and any client country.
Please do not ask us to provide anything illegal, since a report to your national security service often offends.
If you require a quotation for any high explosives or accessories listed on our products page, please note that we will not enter into negotiations until we are satisfied that you are authorised to acquire the items. This will include your explosives acquisition certification. Note that export orders are automatically processed through the UK's Department of Trade and Industry. An end-user certificate is required for military products.
If you are visiting our site because of a private interest in explosives or weapon systems, please feel free to browse and ask questions if you wish. We do receive a lot of e-mail and we cannot always guarantee to answer it all, due to lack of time since we sometimes have to make a living rather that play on the internet, but we do try our best. If we don't know the answer to something the chances are we'll know who does, and can often pass your enquiry on. Our staff share an enthusiasm for the fascinating subject of energetic materials and are always pleased to hear from kindred spirits.
We have close contacts with the UK's Institute of Explosives Engineers, and our Director, Mark Ribbands, serves on their Council from time to time. The IExpE is highly recommended as a forum for explosives users worldwide, and we certainly suggest that those interested in the subject join either as an Associate or Member.
Please do not send us emails asking how to make better pipe bombs, or how best to dispose of your mother-in-law. This does happen and is always reported to either the UK, or your local, police.