ISEM 2021

The details of the upcoming international symposium on energetic materials, ISEM2021, in Tokyo, Japan, have just been published.


The 7th International Symposium on Energetic Materials

The 7th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Applications

(ISEM2020) November 16-20, 2017, Tokyo, Japan


The 6th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Applications

ISEM2017 that would be held at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, on 6-10 November, 2017

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JPyro – Issue 33, 2014 – Contents


Ref: JPyro, Issue 33, 2014




Electro Explosive Device Training Course July 22-26, 2013

Location: Oaks, Pennsylvania, USA, the home of Franklin Applied Physics, Inc

Lectures:  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday, and finishing at 2:00 PM on Friday

Cost:  US$1352.00

Note: This course is for electroexplosive device (EED) handlers, their supervisors, safety engineers, and instructors. It is also for designers, R&D personnel, quality control personnel, and inspectors. This year, we offer the course July 22-26, 2013. Next year this course will be July 28-Aug. 1, 2014.


Nature of Explosions – Mechanical, Nuclear, Chemical


Chemistry of explosives and Explosions

Explosive Trains – Primary, Booster, Secondary

Safe and Arm – Separation, One Person, Insertion,

Mechanical, Automatic, Bore-riding, Set-back, Spin, etc.

Ignition of EEDs – Bridge types, Energy (short time),

Power (long time)

Inadvertent Ignition of EEDs – Wrong time, Batteries,

Galvanic Cell, Ground Currents, Electrostatic (ESD),

Radio Frequency (RF), Stray Voltage, Lightning

Physical Effects of Explosions

Uses of Electro Explosive Devices (EEDs)

Quality Control of EEDs – Non-destructive tests, All-fire/

No Fire tests, Output tests

Definitions – Classify by use

High Explosives

Detonation and Effects

Propellants – Guns, Rockets


Testing Explosives

Accident Protection

Storage & Shipment


Sources of Information


9th Workshop on Pyrotechnic Combustion Mechanisms

Dear colleague!

We would like to remind you of an interesting event, the 9th Workshop on Pyrotechnic Combustion Mechanisms on Saturday 9 June 2012 at the Westin in Denver/CO USA

This workshop is held at the same location as the upcoming 39th IPS Seminar at the Westin Hotel in Denver, Colorado, USA from June 10-15 2012

Invited speakers: 

Karl O. Christe, University of California, Novel, high-performing green replacements for AP

Santanu Chaudhuri, Naval Research Laboratory, Quantum chemical investigation of combustive reaction kinet-ics of aluminum in oxidizer medium

Lori Groven, Purdue University,  Doping and selective inclusions for advanced energetics

Sebastian Knapp, Fraunhofer ICT,  A new approach on modelling granular pyrotechnic reactions

Jesse J. Sabatini, Picatinny Arsenal,  Meeting the 21st century challenges of pyrotechnics: devel-opment of environmentally friendly illuminators with en-hanced battlefield performance

Steve Son, Purdue University,  Reaction modification of mechanically activated intermetallics

Registration Desk open starting 8:00 am

Meeting starts at 9:00 am

Meeting closes ~ 5:00 pm

International Advisory Committee

S. Date, JAPAN



A. Tappan, USA

V. Weiser, GERMANY

Workshop Co-Chairs



The participation fee is 150 USD.

This includes

  • continental breakfast, coffee & beverages, lunch
  • USB memory stick with the presentations

To register please send an e-mail to

K I S H E M- 2

2nd Korean International Symposium on High Energy Materials

from September 17 to September 20, 2012 in Inha University, Incheon Korea

for more information click here inviteKISHEM



High Energy Material Research Center(HEMRC) is pleased to host
‘2nd Korean International Symposium on High Energy Materials(KISHEM-2)’
from September 17 to September 20, 2012

in Inha University, Incheon Korea.

Download: KISHEM-2 Brochure

International Pyrotechnic Automotive Safety Symposium

IPASS 2011

Bordeaux Centre de Congres – Place de la Bourse

Within less than four weeks begins the fourth edition of IPASS. This edition promises to be particularly attractive, with participants from all over the world (Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, …), as well as representatives of OEMs such as FAW, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Tata.

For more information click here

UK Pyrochemistry Course

New course date is planned in the UK this 20th/21st/22nd March 2012.

This course will be run at Grafham Water Sailing Club, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The venue is easily reached and a variety of local accommodation is available. Further details are available from Davas Ltd. Each course will run from 9 am to 5 pm all three days. It is also possible to arrange bespoke courses to be run at your site if this is of interest.

Click here for course details

Click here for a registration form

Click here for local accomodation information