IDEX (explosives)

Simple, Rugged & Reliable color test kits for Home-Made Explosive (HME) precursors


IDEX™ colorimetric test kits are the most convenient single-use kit on the market. Each one is self con-tained, has a long shelf-life, identifies a specific HME precursor – and can be carried in a shirt pocket. For these reasons, E.L.I.T.E.™ test kits are used on battlefields by military EOD teams and by police bomb squads to identify suspected explosives-making chemicals.

IDEX™ enhanced colorimetric chemistry is unique, giving the user easily discernible colors and false-positive rates lower than other currently available test kits, instruments and even K-9s. There are no known false-negatives. Any soldier or policeman can be trained in a few minutes. When the color on the tip matches that on the tube: POSITIVE.

IDEX™ kits generally react to precursor chemicals immediately or in a few seconds. The user doesn’t have to worry about losing components, or replacing or recharging batteries as the tests are self-contained. Simple, rugged and reliable.

IDEX™ is intelligently designed. Even the packaging can be used to transport and protect a sample of material for later analysis.

There are currently thirteen types of IDEX™, each a test for a different type of precursor of explosive, including tests for aluminum and iron.