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There are a variety of suppliers for the amateur rocketry experimenter. This list below is some of the suppliers known to CP Technologies, but is not an all inclusive list. A Google search will not doubt pick up other suppliers. Also, don't forget to check Ebay for chemicals, graphite, phenolic, rubber and other items.


Aerocon Aerospace - Sells R45 HTPB binder. PAPI curing agent, DOA plasticizer, graphite, nichrome wire, reload motor cases and other motor making supplies.

Note: The PAPI curing agent has an equivalent weight of 131.5. The PAPI curing agent ratio for R45HT is 0.09. For R20LM, the PAPI curing agent ratio would be 0.19. For R45M, the PAPI curing agent ratio would be 0.08.

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Rolling Thunder Pyrotechnic Supplies - Sells ammonium nitrate, ammonium perchlorate, potassium nitrate, metal powders and other supplies used in making propellants and igniters. To make ammonium nitrate composite propellant you will need magnesium powder or a magnesium/aluminum alloy powder. If you use the alloy powder make sure it contains at least 50% magnesium. When you buy the powder, make sure you get -325 mesh powder. For ammonium perchlorate motors, use a -325 mesh aluminum powder or 20 micron spherical.

Note: The higher the mesh number, the finer the magnesium particle size.

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Cheap Chemicals - Sells ammonium perchlorate, ammonium nitrate and metal powders for making propellants.

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Thunder Valley Chemicals - Sells ammonium perchlorate, potassium nitrate, aluminum powder and other chemicals used in propellants and igniters.

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Science For You - Sells ammonium perchlorate, potassium nitrate, magnesium and aluminum powders plus other supplies for making igniters and rocket propellants.

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Hobby Chemical Supply - Sells ammonium perchlorate, potassium nitrate, aluminum powder and other chemicals for rocket propellants and igniters.

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NichroPulse - Sells ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and other supplies used in amateur rocketry.

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RCS Rocket Motor Components - Sells R45 binder, E-744 curing agent, burn rate accelerators, plasticizers and motor parts for Aerotech reloads.

Note: E-744 has an equivalent weight of 179. The E-744 curing agent ratio for R45HT is 0.12. For R45M, the curing agent ratio is 0.10. For R20LM, the curing agent ratio is 0.26.

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The Graphite Store - Sells all products related to graphite including graphite rods for making rocket nozzles and inserts.

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Skylighter - Sells ammonium perchlorate, aluminum powder, magnesium powder and ignition supplies.

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McMaster-Carr - Sells EPDM rubber, XX phenolic and CE phenolic rods, sheets and blocks, aluminum tubes, o-ring stock and other materials for making the motor parts.

Note: McMaster-Carr refers to phenolic as Garolite so do a search on their web site for CE Garolite rather than CE phenolic.

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United States Plastics - Sells PVC plastic pipe, fittings, sheets, brackets, phenolic rods, tubes and sheets.

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American Science & Surplus - Sells balances and science supplies for mixing and casting your own propellant.

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LOC Precision - Sells rocket kits plus individual parts such as nosecones, body tubes, fin material and bulkheads to make your own rockets.

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Missile Works - Sells electronic timers and altimeters for rocket staging and deploying parachutes. The also sell supplies for making your own Kosdon reloads.

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Perfectflite - Sells electronic timers and altimeters for rocket staging and deploying parachutes.

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Public Missiles - Sells rocket kits plus individual parts such as nosecones, body tubes, fin material and bulkheads to make your own rockets.

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Top Flight Recovery - Sells parachutes and recovery items for rockets.

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