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In this video, learn more about the importance of bromine with some of our very own board members of BSEF. We interviewed Joel Tenney from the ICL Group, Steve Scherrer and Dr. Thoralf Küchler from Lanxess. https://youtu.be/inAtlVaA8HE...

Large-scale renewable energy storage is a relatively new technology area that has grown rapidly along with demand for renewable energy. The primary drawback of renewable energy is its dependence on weather and inefficiencies in storage for later usage. Lithium-ion batteries are the most widely used battery storage option today and control more than 90% of the global grid battery storage market [1]....

From 6 to 17 June 2022, the Conferences of Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions took place in Switzerland. One of the agenda items was to discuss and approve the Low POP Content Limits (LPCL) for several POP substances. A final agreement was not reached because the EU had not yet finalised their internal discussions on LPCL...

DBDPE is also known as decabromodiphenyl ethane. It is a flame retardant used in many applications of our daily lives such as plastic and rubber materials. It protects even electrical and electronic equipment or lamps. Its role is to inhibit and/or suppress the combustion process by reducing the heat release and slowing the spread of flames. On the 14th of May,...

The Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Department of Ecology) has embarked on an important mission to improve consumer safety via its “Safer Products for Washington”. It aims to reduce priority chemicals in consumer products. Safety is a top priority for BSEF, and it is for that reason that we have concerns with the current approach, which could have the opposite...

Brominated flame retardants (BFR) changed the nature of combustible plastic materials preventing fires from starting (no ignition, no fire) in electrical and electronic equipment. This includes many of our favourite items such as mobile phones, laptops, washing machines and many more. The use of BFR allows products to be lighter, more innovative and cost-effective – it fulfils safety and performance...

On 10 March 2022, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation with an overwhelming majority. This is an important step towards reaching the EU’s climate and zero pollution goals. The new regulation will set ambitious sustainability and performance requirements as well as ensure safety throughout their life cycle. https://youtu.be/8adFJYaJHMI Bromine-based energy storage fulfils all these requirements;...

The fire performance of furniture in China is expected to be improved. Currently, the National Technical Committee 480 on Furniture of Standardization Administration of China is revising the mandatory standard Technical specifications for the flame-retardant safety of furniture (GB17927), the initiative has been approved at the end of 2021, and the standard is estimated to be formally released within two years. The...