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    • Propellants

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    • Pyrotechnic chemicals

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    • Pyrotechnic compositions

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    • Pyrotechnics

    • Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound. Its etymology stems from the Greek words pyro ("fire") and tekhnikos ("made by art"). Pyrotechnics include not only the manufac ... Read »


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    • American Pyrotechnics Association

    • The American Pyrotechnics Association is an advocacy group that aims to get consumer fireworks legalized across the United States and educate citizens on the safe use of fireworks. The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) was established by a group of seven fireworks manufacturing companies in 1948 with the aim ... Read »


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    • Bang snaps

    • Bang snaps (also known as Throwdowns, snap-its, poppers, poppies, pop-its, snappers, whip'n pops, Pop Pop Snappers, whipper snappers, fun snaps, party snaps, pop pops or snap'n pops) are a type of small novelty firework sold as a trick noisemaker. Bang snaps consist of a small amount of gravel or coarse sand impre ... Read »


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    • Black match

    • In pyrotechnics, black match is a type of crude fuse, constructed of cotton string fibers intimately coated with a dried black powder slurry. When black match is in a paper tube, called quick match or piped match, the flame front propagates much more quickly, many feet per second. Quick match is often used in model ... Read »


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    • Blue light (pyrotechnic signal)

    • Blue light is an archaic signal, the progenitor of modern pyrotechnic flares. Blue light consists of a loose, chemical composition burned in an open, hand-held hemispherical wooden cup, and so is more akin to the flashpan signals of the Admiral Nelson era than the modern, encased signal flares, often launched by mortar ... Read »


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    • Boga (noisemaker)

    • The boga or PVC cannon is a noisemaker popular during New Year celebrations in the Philippines. Use of the device has been banned by the Philippine government since 2006. Originating from the province of Cavite, the device is made from a length of pipe of substantial diameter mated to a toy gun. Denatured alcohol (som ... Read »


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    • Celebration of Light

    • Celebration of Light

      The Honda Celebration of Light (formerly known as Benson & Hedges Symphony of Fire) is an annual musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first "Symphony of Fire" was held from July 25 to August 5, 1990. The celebration is one of Vancouver's largest and most well known festivals, and is ... Read »


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    • Chocolate bomb

    • A chocolate bomb is a firecracker which is exploded by revelers during Diwali and New Year's Eve celebrations in India. Chocolate bombs are made of tiny paperboard boxes stuffed with gunpowder. A fuse is inserted in one of the corners. The boxes are then tightly wrapped with jute strings and dried in the sun for three ... Read »


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    • Colored fire

    • Colored fire is a common pyrotechnic effect used in stage productions, fireworks and by fire performers the world over. Generally, the color of a flame may be red, orange, blue, yellow, or white, and is dominated by blackbody radiation from soot and steam. When additional chemicals are added to the fuel burning, their ... Read »


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    • Colored smoke

    • Colored smoke is a kind of smoke created by an aerosol of small particles of a suitable pigment or dye. Colored smoke can be used for smoke signals, often in a military context. It can be produced by smoke grenades, or by various other pyrotechnical devices. The mixture used for producing colored smoke is usually a co ... Read »


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    • Expansion deflection nozzle

    • The expansion-deflection nozzle is an advanced rocket nozzle which achieves altitude compensation through interaction of the exhaust gas with the atmosphere, much like the plug and aerospike nozzles. It appears much like a standard bell nozzle, but at the throat is a 'centrebody' or 'pintle' which deflects the flo ... Read »


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    • Fantastic Fireworks

    • Fantastic Fireworks is a British company that stages large-scale fireworks displays in Europe and the Far East. It was founded in 1985 and is based in , Hertfordshire. Fantastic Fireworks are twice winners of the British Fireworks Championship (1997 and 2015) and have been recognized for the quality of their firew ... Read »


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    • Fire art

    • Fire art is a piece of art that uses active flames as an essential part of the piece. The piece may either use flame effects as part of a sculpture, or be a choreographed performance of fire effects as the piece burns; the latter being almost a type of performance art. Fire can be a compelling medium for artists and v ... Read »


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    • Firecracker

    • A firecracker (cracker, noise maker, banger, or bunger) is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. They have fuses, and are wrapped in a heavy paper casing to contain the explosive compound. Fire ... Read »


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    • Consumer fireworks

    • Consumer fireworks are fireworks sold to the general public for use. They are generally weaker in explosive power compared to professional displays. Consumer fireworks are often quite small and can be classified into three groups, daytime, nighttime, and novelty fireworks. Daytime fireworks include most bottle ro ... Read »


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    • Flame fougasse

    • Flame fougasse

      A flame fougasse (sometimes contracted to fougasse and may be spelled foo gas) is a type of mine or improvised explosive device which uses an explosive charge to project burning liquid onto a target. The flame fougasse was developed by the Petroleum Warfare Department in Britain as an anti-tank weapon during the invasi ... Read »


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    • Flame projector

    • In pyrotechnics, a flame projector is a special effects device that projects a column of flame upwards, for a short, determined and controllable, period, usually on the order of a few seconds. The simplest form of flame projector is simply a vertical tube mounted on a base, containing powder and a hole for an electric ... Read »


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    • Flaming sword (effect)

    • A flaming sword is a sword that has been coated with some type of combustible fuel, with the fuel being set on fire. This is most widely done for entertainment purposes in circuses, magic performances and other forms of display as a side act of sword swallowers, fire eating, etc. ... Read »


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    • Flare

    • A flare , also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications. Flares may be ground pyrotechnics, projectile pyrotechnics, or parachu ... Read »


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    • Flare (countermeasure)

    • A flare or decoy flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure used by a plane or helicopter to counter an infrared homing ("heat-seeking") surface-to-air missile or air-to-air missile. Flares are commonly composed of a pyrotechnic composition based on magnesium or another hot-burning metal, with burning temperature equal ... Read »


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    • Garden State Fireworks

    • Garden State Fireworks is a pyrotechnics company based in the Millington section of Long Hill Township, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. It was founded in 1890 and has been owned by the same family for four generations. It is one of the largest fireworks manufacturers in the United States. The company was ... Read »


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    • Ghost Mine

    • A ghost mine is a pyrotechnic device which projects a large, ethereal-looking colored fireball into the sky. The effect is produced by mixing methyl alcohol with a pyrotechnic colorant. Since alcohol burns with a nearly invisible flame, all that is seen by the audience is a cloud of glowing color (the colorant) taking ... Read »


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    • Green Man (PGI)

    • The "Green Man" is a figure associated with the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI). He appears on the Guild's emblem and was selected from John Bate's 1635 fireworks treatise, "The Second Booke" , to symbolize the long tradition of using fireworks as an essential part of festivals and celebrations - at that time le ... Read »


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    • List of pyrotechnic incidents

    • Pyrotechnics have been the proximate cause of many accidents and incidents over time, which have resulted in property damage, injury and in severe cases loss of life. These incidents can be the results of poorly manufactured product, unexpected or unforeseen events, or in many cases, operator error. This page contains ... Read »


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    • NFPA 1123

    • NFPA 1123, subtitled Code for Fireworks Display is a code administered, copyrighted, and published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA 1123 is the registered trademark of an American consensus standard which, like many NFPA documents, is systematically revised on a three year cycle. The standard, ... Read »


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    • Piccolo (firecracker)

    • Piccolo (also sold under the trade names Great Bawang, Piccolo Corsair and numerous others) is a name given to a type of firecracker in the form of a thin small cylindrical stick filled with gunpowder and lit in the same way as a match. Piccolo sticks ignite by rubbing the phosphorus-tipped head on a specially designe ... Read »


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    • Propellant

    • A propellant or propellent is a chemical substance used in the production of energy or pressurized gas that is subsequently used to create movement of a fluid or to generate propulsion of a vehicle, projectile, or other object. Common propellants are energetic materials and consist of a fuel like gasoline, jet fuel, ro ... Read »


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    • Pyrotechnic fastener

    • A pyrotechnic fastener (also called an explosive bolt, or pyro, within context) is a fastener, usually a nut or bolt, that incorporates a pyrotechnic charge that can be initiated remotely. One or more explosive charges embedded within the bolt are typically activated by an electric current, and the charge breaks the bo ... Read »


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    • Pyrotechnic star

    • Pyrotechnic stars are pellets or simply pieces of pyrotechnic composition which may contain metal powders, salts or other compounds that, when ignited, burn a certain color or make a certain spark effect. They are a part of all projectile-type fireworks. The most common is the aerial shell. When watching this firework, ... Read »


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    • Pyrotechnician

    • A pyrotechnician is a person who is responsible for the safe storage, handling, and functioning of pyrotechnics and pyrotechnic devices. Although the term is generally used in reference to individuals who operate pyrotechnics in the entertainment industry, it can include all individuals who regularly handle explosives. ... Read »


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    • Pyrotechnics Guild International

    • The Pyrotechnics Guild International or PGI founded in 1969 is an independent worldwide nonprofit organization of amateur and professional fireworks enthusiasts. Its membership is the largest pyrotechnic community in the world. People from all over the world come to this event once a year that lasts for about a week. ... Read »


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    • Reaction Fireworks

    • Reaction Fireworks is a United Kingdom company that stages large-scale fireworks displays. It was founded in 1985. Formerly known as Alan Hillary Pyrotechnics, the name of the company was changed in 2007. Its main offices are in Consett, County Durham, England. Reaction Fireworks were winners of the British Firewo ... Read »


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    • Rhythm and Booms

    • Rhythm and Booms was an annual summer fireworks show in Madison, Wisconsin. The show was held on the last Saturday in June. From its inception in 1993 through 2013 the event was held at Warner Park. Upwards of 200,000 people regularly attended the celebration. In 2014, the fireworks display moved from Warner Park ... Read »


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    • Rocket engine nozzle

    • A rocket engine nozzle is a propelling nozzle (usually of the de Laval type) used in a rocket engine to expand and accelerate the combustion gases produced by burning propellants so that the exhaust gases exit the nozzle at hypersonic velocities. Simply: the rocket (pumps and a combustion chamber) generates high press ... Read »


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    • Rocket propellant

    • Rocket propellant is either a high oxygen containing fuel or a mixture of fuel plus oxidant, whose combustion takes place, in a definite and controlled manner with the evolution of a huge volume of gas. In the rocket engine, the propellant is burnt in the combustion chamber and the hot jet of gases (usually at a temper ... Read »


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    • Salute (pyrotechnics)

    • In pyrotechnics, a salute is an explosive device primarily designed to make a loud bang with a very intense flash of light. Salutes are made from flash powder, most commonly a 70:30 mixture of potassium perchlorate and dark aluminium powder. Titanium flakes may be added as a special effect 5% to the total mix. A salute ... Read »


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    • Smoke bomb

    • A smoke bomb is a firework designed to produce smoke upon ignition. Smoke bombs are useful to airsoft games, paintball games, self-defense and pranks. They are also used in smoke tests. The smoke bomb was first created in 1848, by UK inventor Robert Yale. He developed 17th-century Chinese-style fireworks and later mod ... Read »


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    • Smoke grenade

    • A smoke grenade is a canister-type grenade used as a signaling device, target or landing zone marking device, or as a screening device for unit movements. Smoke grenades generally emit a far larger amount of smoke than smoke bombs, which are a type of fireworks typically started with an external fuse rather than a pin ... Read »


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    • Squib (explosive)

    • A squib is a miniature explosive device used in a wide range of industries, from special effects to military applications. It resembles a tiny stick of dynamite, both in appearance and construction, although with considerably less explosive power. Squibs consist of two electrical leads which are separated by a plug of ... Read »


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    • Star Fireworks

    • Star Fireworks is a British company that stages professional fireworks displays and special effects for events. It specializes in providing choreographed firework sequences for film and television use. It was formed in 1971. It was known as Bracknell Fireworks until the name of the company was changed in 2005. Its main ... Read »


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    • Target indicator

    • Target Indicators, also known as target markers or TI's for short, were flares used by the RAF's Bomber Command during World War II. TI's were normally dropped by the Pathfinders on the target, providing an easily seen visual aiming point for the following bombers to aim at. After their introduction, the use of TI's ex ... Read »


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    • Thermalite

    • Thermalite a specific type of fuse used in pyrotechnic applications. The product was designed to be used in cross matching safety fuses of the Bickford type. As safety fuse is designed to neither give nor take fire through the heavy fuse jacket, ignition may be achieved by punching a hole perpendicular to and through a ... Read »


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    • Tracer ammunition

    • Tracer ammunition (tracers) are bullets or cannon caliber projectiles that are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in their base. Ignited by the burning powder, the pyrotechnic composition burns very brightly, making the projectile trajectory visible to the naked eye during daylight, and very bright during nighttime ... Read »


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    • World Fireworks Championship

    • The World Fireworks Championship was held in Oman in 2010 over three successive weekends and featured six firework companies. A reported 750,000 spectators attended the competition which ultimately was won by French company Lacroix Ruggieri. The Oman World Fireworks Championship 2010 was part of the 40th National ... Read »


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