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In this edition of Meet the Experts, Nuno Bacharel, Communications Manager at BSEF, visits the newly opened PolyStyreneLoop plant and talks to Jan Noordegraaf, Director of PolyStyreneloop, about the process and technology behind recycling PolyStyrene foam containing Brominated Flame Retardants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCPT7mFn_DI The recycling of EPS waste and of bromine containing compounds is not just something possible in theory, it is a reality...

  In a bid to pave the way towards a cleaner and more competitive Europe, the European Commission is currently working on its Sustainable Product Initiative. The legislation will widen the scope of the Ecodesign directive beyond energy-related products and will apply to both EU producers and importers.  The initiative will represent a full revamp of how the EU regulates products, both goods and services, from design to end-of-life and will have a substantial impact across...

The 5G (fifth generation) of mobile technologies will revolutionize our connectivity and help a post-Covid-19 economic growth. 5G has the potential to affect connectivity and economies in ways never seen before. Indeed, 5G technologies will play a vital role in the post-Covid-19 global recovery - triggering growth across sectors globally at a time when the world desperately needs it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eTlF0YNrZw Ericsson’s latest Mobility...

The European Green Deal addresses construction as one of the key sectors that will drive Europe’s green transition. At BSEF, we believe that Brominated Flame Retardants have a crucial role to play in delivering on the Green Deal’s ambitions, while also ensuring the safety of buildings. In building and construction applications flame retardants help to prevent fires, or if started slow...

Sylvio Moreira do Carmo Jr, president of ABICHAMA, was interviewed by Plástico Moderno (Modern Plastic) for a special edition of the magazine on the use of flame retardants in plastic materials, which was published in late March. The article was highlighted on the cover and addressed the importance of applying flame retardants in plastics such as PVC to improve its...

At the “World Circular Economy Forum + Climate”, that took place on the 15th and 16th April, the Japanese government pledged to assess the state of circular economy policies in the Asia-Pacific region.  This is an important development for the circular economy, which is closely linked to the sustainability of a broad range of products, including Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs). In...

On May 12, BSEF China attended the Polymeric Flame Retardant Symposium organized by China Association of Building Energy Efficiency (CABEE) in Shanghai. During the symposium the HBCD phase-out and the use of polymeric flame retardant as an eco-friendly alternative to HBCD in the building and energy efficiency industry was discussed. Jessie Liang from DuPont introduced the successful application of the polymeric...

The Fire Safety week is observed between April 14-20 every year, under the umbrella of the Fire Adviser, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. The occasion is dedicated to paying respect to the lives lost due to a freighter explosion on April 14, 1944, at the Victoria Dock in Bombay. In India, fire accidents were responsible for approximately 1.8% of...

The European Parliament non-binding report on the New Circular Economy Action Plan attests to the importance of the Commission initiatives on circular economy and proves that Europe is firmly on a path that decouples growth from resource use. The bromine industry strongly supports the shift from a linear economy to a circular economy and confirms its commitment to design out...