WARNING: Do not mix with Chlorates – may form the extremely dangerous Ammonium Chlorate by double displacement. WARNING: Do not mix with non Dichromate coated Magnesium – may heat up and decompose spontaneously. NOTE: Do not mix or prime with Nitrates – may form Ammonium Nitrate by double displacement resulting in stars that are so hygroscopic they don’t dry.
Originally from “qwezxc12″ (Alex Fairbank) on the APC forum: http://www.apcforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2236&st=0 Original Post: Ensure all chems are reasonably fine. I coffee grind the AP first, then grind the remaining chems together, then screen them into the AP. May be cut, pumped or rolled with 75/25 water/alcohol. I personally have pumped and rolled this comp. It rolls very well; just be sure your chems are fine. With the Hexamine as the sole fuel source, this comp needs little water to consolidate. I usually only need ~6% for pumped stars. It is slower burning compared to Ruby Red / Emerald Green. I’ve never made larger than 3/8” stars out of this comp. Note: When I asked Alex for permission to post his formula, I said it needed a zippier name. He said “How about ‘453.5 Nanometer Emission Spectra Blue’ for a name?” … So there you have it.