7 Februar 2019

RIO Ammunition Introduces New Breakthrough Innovation: The first dissolvable and biodegradable wad to be presented at SHOT Show

Company to incorporate new component to its BlueSteel product line, towards reducing the impact of shotshells in the environment


  • The new component avoids the use of plastic, is 100% biodegradable and turns into organic material beneficial for the ground. It will be incorporated to RIO’s comprehensive steel-shot product line, BlueSteel.

RIO Ammunition, a global expert in non-metallic ammunition, will introduce the first hydro soluble wad in the US next week at the SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The company will incorporate this new component to its BlueSteel product line, taking a huge step forward towards reducing the impact of the shotshells in the environment.

The new hydro soluble wad is 100% biodegradable and all its additives are of vegetal origin, making it compliant with ASTM International standards. Not only does the wad not harm the environment, but it turns into compost (CO2, mineral salts and biomass), working as a high-quality fertilizer.

“The hydro soluble wad is a testament to RIO’s commitment towards innovation. We continuously work to make our shotshells more precise, more reliable and also reduce its impact on the environment. Now we can offer a shotshell with the two elements that are expelled from the shotgun—the shot and wad—having a limited, even positive impact on the environment,” explains Eduardo Baeza, RIO Ammunition General Manager.

RIO Ammunition will have samples of the wad at its booth (#15738) where you will be able to see how it reacts to water until dissolving. Additionally, the company’s General Manager will explain the features and benefits of the improved BlueSteel product line at the booth during the show. Journalists are invited to stop by and check it out.

Source: RIO Ammunition, press release, 2019-01-18.


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