Nex-Pand is a patented, noiseless and non-explosive solution that is perfect for sensitive projects where blasting is prohibited. This simple, easy to use product allows the owner/contractor to do his own rock and concrete breaking without the risks associated with more regulated and controlled rock breaking products.

To determine how much Nex-Pand you’ll need, please apply the following rules;
32mm drill hole – 1.1kgs per running meter
32mm drill hole – 1.3kgs per running meter
34mm drill hole – 1.5kgs per running meter

  • When you can’t use explosives
  • When you don’t have the requisite permits or training to use other products
  • When the job is highly sensitive and the potential to do surrounding damage is very likely (HIGH)
  • Where safety is paramount
  • Good control of breakage
  • Works quietly and securely
  • Safe & simple to use
  • No special preparation needed besides the drill holes
  • Quiet with no dust or flying debris
  • Efficient & cost-effective
  • Pressure = 18,000 PSI
  • Takes approximately 24 hrs (but have short-cuts if time is of the essence)
  • Works in temperatures as low as -5°C, and as high as 40°C
  • No toxic fumes
  • Easily washes away with water
  • Environmentally friendly

Do both of these at the same time:

  • You can drill the holes oversize, for example instead of drilling them the 36mm diameter you can drill them 45mm diameter keeping the holes 300mm apart.
  • You can keep the 36mm diameter holes and reduce your hole spacing to 24cm apart.

Yes you can, just space your holes at 15 – 20cm apart.

  • Electric drills
  • Pneumatic drills
  • Hydraulic drills
  • Yes you can, as long as it is covered after you have poured it. This will prevent the rain water diluting the mixture.
  • If the holes are full of water already, you have to blow the water out before pouring, then cover with plastic to prevent water from diluting the mixture.
  • Yes you can, as long as it is covered after you have poured it. This will prevent the rain water diluting the mixture.
  • If the holes are full of water already, you have to blow the water out before pouring, then cover with plastic to prevent water from diluting the mixture.

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13mm, 28mm, 34mm, 42mm and 60mm (These represent the outer diameter of the cartridges).

We also have a 90mm cartridge range but they are not available for export.

120 grams and 34mm outside diameter.

Yes. A maximum of 25kgs of NEQ can be stored in a locked container.

Yes, a minimum 4 day course followed by supervised blasting for 20 shifts.

The training consists of 4 days.

1 day theory and 3 days practical, followed by a written exam.

The Standard Cartridges can be used in casual water.

If you require the cartridges to be permanently underwater then it is better to use our Underwater Range.

We have an underwater range that is 10% more expensive than the Standard Cartridges that can be comfortably used up to 15m underwater.

  • Noxious gasses are produced so this must be taken into account when using the cartridges in confined spaces.
  • Fly Rock is also a consequence so cover in the form of mats, sandbags, netting, soil and sheets must be used.
  • Safety Distances must be observed and strictly adhered to.