Detonation Cord consists of a high-explosive (either PETN or RDX) core wrapped in a reinforced, waterproof, olive-drab plastic coating that transmits a detonating wave. It is used as a detonating agent, a priming agent or alone as an explosive charge. It can be initiated by an electric blasting cap or non-electric blasting cap. When the explosive core is detonated by a blasting cap, the wave travels along the cord to other blasting caps or explosive charges attached to it. It has a detonating velocity of not less than 5,900 m/s which makes it suitable for synchronizing multiple charges, even when placed at different distances from initiation.