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In this edition of Meet the Experts, BSEF Japan’s representative Tommy Kinoshita interviews renowned Japanese scientist Professor Kunihiko Takeda about his passion for fire safety research, what makes a superior flame retardant and the importance of brominated flame retardants (BFRs). [embed]https://youtu.be/E4DqRyD1fQA[/embed] Professor Takeda believes that “to this day nobody has found anything more effective than BFRs with antimony trioxide in terms of...

Finally! The EU is revising the General Product Safety Directive offering a crucial opportunity to reduce the  5000 plus deaths caused by dwelling fires in Europe and minimise the estimated 77 billion euro cost associated with injuries and premature deaths every year. Speaking at the 2021 European Fire Safety Week, BSEF’s Board Director, K. Kannah, and Head of Public Affairs...

On 1 October, BSEF welcomed its new Secretary General Michael Hack. He will provide leadership to the BSEF activities with the objective to share the benefits of bromine applications wider and within the political, social and economic debate. [embed]https://youtu.be/eE6_Ol3uJTw[/embed] Michael notes that “brominated flame retardants play a key role in society by making synthetic materials less flammable. They perform this function by...

There is data for almost everything at EU-level except for residential fires, as such policymakers and consumers have limited information about the hazards, effectively slowing down decision-making on promoting consumer safety. As a consequence, consumers often forget that they are surrounded by fire hazards, meaning they are ill prepared to tackle fires, causing damaged properties, injuries and, in worst case,...

After six years at the helm of BSEF, Dr Kevin Bradley is stepping down as Secretary General of BSEF. Kevin joined BSEF in 2016 and oversaw its transition from a representative platform into a fully-fledged international organization with a global footprint. Summing up his term as BSEF Secretary General, Kevin paid a particular tribute to his colleagues and BSEF Board of...

Perception of the Chemical Industry in India A stark difference can be seen in the perception of chemical industry by the industry ecosystem and the public, especially in India. Chemicals help in improving the quality of our lives and they are indispensable, with applications across health, nutrition, energy, computing, just to name a few. The industry also continuously innovates, with the...

BSEF Japan successfully exhibits at the JPCA Show BSEF Japan recently exhibited at the JPCA Show, the largest forum in Japan for electronic circuit industry stakeholders, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight on 27-29 October. Together with the support of BSEF Japan’s member companies, BSEF Japan provided visitors with detailed explanations of BSEF’s activities, what bromine is, and how BFRs...

The Technological Research Institute of the State of São Paulo (IPT) developed a new report with impressive results on the reaction to fire of polymeric materials, with tests on Brazilian and US televisions. The idea of ​​the study, requested by the Brazilian Association of the Industry of Flame Retardants (ABICHAMA) and by the Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF), is...

Like Europe, there are restrictions on flame retardants being contemplated at the state and federal in the United States, with a particular focus on organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) used in plastic device casings for electronic and electrical equipment. One of the most important benefits of flame retardants in product design is they can stop small ignition events from turning into...