IDL Explosives Limited adheres to all the regulatory requirements as prescribed under Explosives Act 1884 and Explosives Rules 2008. Our supplies will be made only to one who is a holder of a license to possess the explosives or the agent of a holder of such license duly authorized by him in writing. All deliveries will be made only against submission of indent in form RE-11 as prescribed
Metal Cladding Group
IDL diversified into the manufacture of explosive clad products in 1978, and set up the metal cladding division with a licence from E.I. DuPont USA which was updated & adapted to Indian conditions. This division harnesses the energy released by explosives to metallurgically weld various metals into composite clad plates, harden metals, compact powders, etc. IDL is one of the few leading companies in the world offering EXPLOBOND® (IDL's registered trade mark) clad products for over three decades to the industry.

Explosion Cladding Process

The cladding plate is placed over the backer plate with a small gap between the two. A layer of specially prepared explosive charge is spread on top of the cladding plate. On detonation, the cladding plate collides progressively with the backer plate at a high velocity . This collision is completed in milliseconds and removes the contaminating surface films like oxides and absorbed gases in the form of a fine jet at the collision front thereby bringing together two virgin metal surfaces to form a metallurgical bond by electron sharing. This unique solid state welding process of Explosion cladding is capable of bonding most metals and the resulting composite clad retains the individual characteristics of each metal such as corrosion resistance of the cladding metal and strength/economy of the backer metal.

Advantages of EXPLOBOND® Products
  • Guaranteed strong metallurgical bonds
  • Wide range of metal combinations
  • Economic use of scarce and dearer metals
  • Wide range of sizes and composite thicknesses
  • Custom made products
  • Adoption of conventional fabrication procedures
  • Extremely low electrical resistance at interface
  • Retention of individual metal properties
  • Good heat transfer
  • Licensed Technology and years of experience

The different products and their applications are listed below:
Product Product Description Utilities
EXPLOBOND® Clad Plates Withstand high temperatures, thermal and pressure cycling Thermal, hydroelectric & Nuclear power plants, hydrocarbon, chemical, pulp & paper
EXPLOBOND® Electrical Transition Joints Reliable, energy saving, maintenance free and strong electrical connection Electrochemical & Electrometallurgical industries
EXPLOBOND® Structural Transition Joints Permanent, strong, crevice-free and leak proof metallurgical weld Construction vehicles, Ship buildings and Equipments
EXPLOBOND® Tubular Transition Joints Mechanical strength at low temperatures Cryogenic and nuclear applications