BSEF is a conversation starter­­ in the fast-moving bromine field
16209
home,page-template,page-template-blog-masonry,page-template-blog-masonry-php,page,page-id-16209,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,qode-content-sidebar-responsive,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

The latest news on
Science and Bromine Technologies!

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a nearly 16-year-old EU law. At this moment, the EU is discussing new prohibitions on the ‘essential use’ of beneficial chemical substances. Brominated Flame Retardants play an essential role in ensuring fire safety and contributing to the UN decade of fire safety. BSEF and other stakeholders have published position papers regarding...

Mercury is a heavy, odorless, lustrous liquid metal that sinks in water. One gram of mercury contains 3 x 1021 atoms and each of these atoms is bio-chemically capable to disable an enzyme or other critical protein in a human body. This one gram of mercury (present in a typical clinical thermometer) is enough to contaminate a water body with...

China Bromine Summit 2022 took place on July 28th in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Harry Du, Secretary General of BSEF China, made a presentation there with the title of “Regulatory and NGO Challenges Faced by Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs)”. He called on the local bromine industries to join together to defend BFR interest in face of the challenges by regulations and...

During the BSEF board members' visit to Korea and Japan, BSEF held a series of very successful meetings with relevant stakeholders and institutions. In Korea, Secretary General Michael Hack and ICL Global Director of Advocacy Joel Tenney visited the National Assembly (NA) on 12-13 July and met NA members Huh Young and Han Moo-kyung. The meetings were characterized by a positive...

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,...