Quality by design
Manufacturing propellants entirely in-house ensures their high quality. All Vihtavuori powders are made using nitro-cellulose produced by cotton linters at our own plant. Premium quality Vihtavuori powders deliver consistently flawless firing performance – for you this means reliable reloading and ammunition you demand.
Each stage of the production process is subject to stringent quality control by the Vihtavuori experts to ensure that each production lot has the exact ballistic performance required. Each and every batch produced is inspected by comparing them to selected reference batches.
All Vihtavuori powders for small arms are extruded propellants. Propellant kernals are perforated cylinders of various sizes, flat ribbon flakes or other shapes extruded for special applications. The grain geometry of different gunpowder types provides the wanted combustion characteristics for the chosen cartridge application.