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Since 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table as we know it today, all around the world science lovers have been celebrating this paramount discovery for the past year. Everyone – science lover or hater – is familiar with elements like Cu (copper), Ag (silver), F (fluor) and C (carbon). But isn’t the International Year of the Periodic Table...

Fire spreads rapidly: escape time is limited According to the US Department of Homeland Security a fire can become life-threatening in just 2 minutes. It takes no more than 30 seconds for a small flame to burst into a sizable fire. It is clear that when you are trying to escape a fire, every second counts. Accidental fires can start easily by...

BSEF, the International Bromine Council, sponsored the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) Closing Ceremony that took place at Tokyo Prince Hotel (Minato-ku, Tokyo) on December 5th. The event counted with 500 people from 24 countries including the presence of Mr. Yuki Kawai, chairman of the Chemical Society of Japan (Director, Institute of Molecular Chemistry, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)...

From March 19 to March 21, the International Bromine Council (BSEF) participated in the 2019 International CPCA (Shanghai) Show, with the theme of its exhibition stand “Flame Retardant Expert of Printed Circuit Board-- TBBPA”. Over 250 visitors dropped by the BSEF booth and nearly 100 participated in our questionnaire. TBBPA is the best choice to ensure PCB to reach the fireproofing grade...

The last 20 years have seen a dramatic rise in the amount and variety of electrical and electronic equipment (E&E) in houses, offices and public buildings. Between 2015 and 2016, the amount of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market increased by 2.9 % from 9.8 million tonnes to 10.1 million tonnes in the EU.[1] The proliferation of electronic devices such as...

In our previous article we explained that 2019 marks the 150thbirthday of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. But what are the origins of the periodic table and what did we learn from it? Join us in looking back and discover what the table has taught us to this day. Celebrate the periodic table with us BSEF is no exception! Together with...

With an ever-growing electricity demand and rising pressure on reducing costs for energy storage and increasing performance, it is important to pay attention to and discuss all aspects of energy storage , development, and deployment. As per this recent article by the Business Reporter, bromine flow batteries are an innovative and efficient energy storage solution Bromine-based flow batteries are a highly efficient...

For this edition of Meet the Experts we spoke with a renowned figure in the field of Fire Science. We talked with Guillermo Rein, professor of Fire Science at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London. His ample research and projects focus on fire, heat transfer and combustion. The main purpose of his work is to reduce the worldwide...

1869 is considered the year of discovery of the Periodic System by Dmitri Mendeleev, meaning 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO have therefore proclaimed it as the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)”. Representatives all around the world are celebrating the beauty of the...