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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...

In this edition of ‘Meet the Experts’, Nuno Bacharel, Communications Manager at BSEF, speaks to Professor Löfstedt who is professor in risk management and Director of King’s Centre for Risk Management. [embed]https://youtu.be/rw7kuBCvL7I[/embed] Professor Löfstedt talks about the current challenges of proportionate risk communication and the need for all actors to understand that people worry more about some risks than others. “humans are...

The European Commission is preparing next steps to promote a market transition towards a circular economy. The Sustainable Products Initiative will cover a wide range of consumer products and encourage new thinking about the materials used and design purposes of everyday products to encourage re-use, re-purposing and recovery.  The measure of sustainability has wide implications for how manufacturers make and...

The European Commission proposed a ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2035. As a result, estimates suggest that more than 40 million electric vehicles will be driving on European roads by 2030. [embed]https://youtu.be/PlEaK4-UL28[/embed] But fire safety for remains a challenge. Fortunately, modern certified safe flame retardants offer a solution. Research shows that flame retardants improve the safety of insolation, preventing...