The main focus of Prochemist is the manufacturing of military black powder (smoke gunpowder) according to MIL-P-223C, GOST 1028-79, PN-C-86203 standards.

Military Black Powder MIL-P-223C, GOST 1028-79, PN-C-86203 is suitable for a wide range of applications. This military-grade black powder is utilized in over 300 types of ammunition, which include the M82 primer, used to ignite 155mm artillery propellant charges. It is also used for the ignition of mortar propelling charge increments for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortars, as well as cruise and M16 rifle rounds. Our military black powder is employed, for instance, in ammunition for Leopard tanks and Tomahawk missiles. In each case, a small quantity of black powder acts as a detonator for a more potent explosive contained within the same bullet or missile. For example, a 155mm howitzer shell utilizes half an ounce of black powder placed adjacent to 26 pounds of a more powerful explosive.

We manufacture all types of high-quality military black powder (smoke gunpowder) at competitive prices, following standard composition and parameters, especially based on:

  • MIL-P-223C (e.g. MIL 1 – 8)
  • GOST 1028-79 (e.g. DRP-1, DRP-2, DRP-3, KR-75, TO-34)
  • PN-C-86203 (e.g. D1, D2)
  • INT DEF STAN 13-166/1, INT DEF STAN 13-167/2 (e.g. SFG, SMP, G)
  • TL 1376 580 – 598 (e.g. Y 59XX-X)

Additionally, we also offer the production of sulfur-free powders or powders with the inclusion of graphite (as a retarder), as well as pressed powder in the form of pills with a mixture of smokeless powder.

For orders or additional information, please contact us at:

tel.: +48 74 816 32 00 ext.2

Military Black Powder usage examples

Artillery ammunition – 122 mm, 152 mm, 155 mm

Black powder 152mm for artillery


125mm ammunition for Leopard tanks

Black powder 125mm for Leopard


Pyrotechnic relays

Black powder for pyrotechnic relays


False thermal targets – heat traps

Black powder false thermal targets

Anti missile flares

We invite you to visit the websites of some of our esteemed clients:

  • PGZ Group – A leading Polish defense industry company
  • Rheinmetall – A global technology group specializing in security and mobility solutions
  • Thales Group – A multinational company providing services for aerospace, defense, and security industries
  • Island Pyrochemical Industries – A trusted manufacturer of high-quality energetic materials
  • Nammo – An international defense and aerospace group providing ammunition and rocket motors