Since November 2007, DYNAenergetics has been part of DMC (Dynamic Material Corporation), the global market leader in explosive cladding. The merger of the two companies will exploit synergy effects in research and development as well as networking worldwide services - to the benefit of all our customers. Some People still know us DYNAWELL and some products are still called DYNAWELL, but we changed the name into DYNAenergetics.
How it all began
Our experience and expertise are second to none. Maybe it's got something to do with our founder, Alfred Nobel (1833-1896). Nobel's genius laid the foundations for a successful business that has not only survived for nearly 150 turbulent years but also prospered in specialist explosive applications.
Though posthumously honored for the Nobel Prizes he so generously funded, Alfred Nobel's claim to fame in his own lifetime was the invention of dynamite. Back in 1862 Alfred Nobel had recorded the world's first successful explosion of nitroglycerine - in the River Nevka in St. Petersburg. Two years later, Nobel patented a fuse to explode pure nitro-glycerine and in 1867 he made his groundbreaking invention - the safe explosive he called dynamite.
In 1886 the Rheinisch-Westf√§lische Sprengstoff-Actiengesellschaft (RWS) was set up in Cologne to manufacture detonators. Shortly afterwards, production began at a factory in Troisdorf. In 1903 two German businessmen established a factory in W√ľrgendorf to manufacture explosives for the iron-ore mines and slate and basalt quarries of Germany's Sauerland and Siegerland. In 1928 the factory was taken over by Dynamit AG, as Alfred Nobel & Co. was then known. In 1930 RWS also became part of Dynamit AG, which subsequently moved its head office to Troisdorf later in the 1930s. In 1959 Dynamit AG was renamed Dynamit Nobel AG in recognition of its famous founder. Nearly a century of pioneering patents prove that RWS and Dynamit Nobel had stayed true to the innovative tradition of Alfred Nobel.
RWS and Dynamit Nobel survived the upheavals of World War I and II to come back even stronger in the post-war years. In 1961, for example, Dynamit Nobel developed the pressure- and temperature-resistant detonator Z-480 and in 1990 the pressure- and temperature-resistant detonating cord Octocord PT 165. The Troisdorf factory began manufacturing shaped charges in 1991 and the world's first oil field related RF-safe electronic detonator, the 0015FDE, was developed in 1997. Throughout the 20th century, the site in Troisdorf repeatedly demonstrated its ability to adapt to changing markets - through innovative skills and business acumen.
The cutting edge
In 2001 Dynamit Nobel sold its oilfield-related division and its explosion-cladding division to a newly formed company known as DYNAenergetics, newly formed by seasoned Dynamit Nobel Managers. Since then, DYNAenergetics has carried on where Dynamit Nobel left off in special-purpose explosives. Over the years DYNAenergetics has recorded several firsts. In line with this tradition, DYNAenergetics is totally committed to staying at the cutting edge of explosives technology. Alfred Nobel would have expected no less.