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Nordex Explosives Announces the Introduction of New Robotic Arm Loading System

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nordex Explosives Announces the Introduction of New Robotic Arm Loading System08:00 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2013) -NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICANORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) ("Nordex") is pleased to announce the introduction of its new robotic arm bulk emulsion explosives loading system. The system was developed over several years of extensive engineering and evolved through several different fabrication designs to reach the point where Nordex is now pleased to be able to offer its unique abilities to the users of bulk emulsion explosives.Nordex has been an industry leader in the development of new products and the manufacture of innovative high quality explosives and related products for over 40 years and offers a full package of training and technical support to compliment its full line of explosive products and initiating systems.This new hydraulic system was engineered as an economic alternative to our clients for the delivery and loading of emulsion explosives for underground mining operations while providing the utmost in maximizing miner safety. The system was designed to be used exclusively with the Nordex "Normite V" line of bulk emulsion products. This product is a pumpable microsphere sensitized "Booster Sensitive" emulsion which provides unparalleled consistency and performance. Quality control of these products is monitored and maintained at the Nordex manufacturing facility. The emulsions are not blended or mixed in the field in order to guarantee their consistency, quality, performance and safety when they are loaded into the blast holes on site. Through its long history in the industry Nordex understands underground mining and the unique requirements of our clients. Our philosophy is to work with each or our clients to improve drill patterns, blast designs and blasting practices to achieve better overall results, enhanced safety as well as economic benefits using our proven emulsion formulations and loading equipment. The new hydraulic operated system comes complete with an underground carrier and includes a robotic loading arm and in-system camera for safe accurate loading. The design is intended to keep the operators a safer distance away from the face of the blast and minimize their risk of being injured by any loose falling rocks or falling materials. To maximize the utilization of the system and to increase the economic benefits to our clients the equipment has been designed to be used in several different underground applications and is not restricted to a single purpose loading operation.Nordex expects that this new system will be well received by the mining industry as it not only increases miner safety through reduced manual handling but is also easy to operate and maintain with the additional benefit of improved efficiency through its capability of multiple applications. To design and build this new equipment, Nordex was supported with financial assistance received from the Kirkland Lake Community Development Corp. and FEDNOR in the form of a $500,000 loan.Readers are advised that the Company faces various risk factors with respect to its business and operations: for further information please see the Management Discussion and Analysis of Nordex at www.SEDAR.com.ABOUT NORDEX EXPLOSIVES: LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. is a manufacturer and distributor of explosives for the mining, quarry and road construction industries since 1970. Its manufacturing operations and distribution centre is strategically located in one of the world's largest mining regions near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Nordex is the exclusive supplier of the Econotrim and Ezicharge Johnex explosive products in Canada. Nordex trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "NXX".OTHER INFORMATIONAdditional Information relating to the Company is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.Forward-Looking StatementsCertain information included herein may contain "forward-looking statements" which reflect the current expectations of management of the Company regarding the Company's future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as "may", "would", "could", "should", "will", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "aim", "endeavor", "seek", "predict", "potential" and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's current beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management of the Company. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, cancellations of or the failure to renew purchase orders; production and delivery issues; quality, pricing and availability of raw materials; compliance with environmental regulations; exchange rate fluctuations as well as the other risks identified in the "Risk Factors" contained in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis for the Third Quarter and other public filings (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by this press release. These factors should be considered carefully and the reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management currently believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure readers that actual results, performance or achievements will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and, other than as required by law, the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Contact Information: Nordex Explosives Ltd.Jim TaylorChief Executive Officer705-642-3265 #4jtaylor@nordexexplosives.comwww.nordexexplosives.com