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“Meet the experts” is a new section in our newsletter that will be recurring in future editions. This time we focus on one of today’s biggest challenges in the ongoing energy transition: effective and sustainabe capture and storage of electrical energy for future use. Solving the energy storage problem The number of electronic devices has tripled since 1970, with energy consumption going...

How can the EU help cities face environmental challenges and become better places to live and work? That was the theme of the EU Green Week, held from 21st to 25th May 2018 in the member states. Bromine-based solutions can help with many of these challenges and create a more-sustainable, greener future.   Europe's biggest green-policy conference The EU Green Week 2018 is Europe's biggest annual...

Summer’s here, conjuring up images of long days by the swimming pool. However, microorganisms, algae and bacteria love the nice weather and cool water as much as we do. So how can we effectively purify and disinfect water?   Sustainable water management Water is a precious resource. Sustainably managing water is one of today’s greatest challenges. Microorganisms, algae and bacteria can seriously threaten human...

The non–profit organization, The PolyStyreneLoop Cooperative, started up by Synbra Technology and ICL is planning to build a full scale demonstration plant in Terneuzen. The facility next to ICL in The Netherlands recycles expanded polystyrene (EPS) waste containing the restricted flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). It’s goal is to test the technical, economical feasibility with the objective to have an environmentally sustainable closed-loop...

BSEF attended the 17th International Electronics Recycling Congress - IERC 2018 – from the 18 till the 19 of January in Salzburg. The conference, which was about the latest developments in electronics, best available recycling technologies, safety issues and green technologies in the field of recycling, counted with 480 international experts from 42 countries. The IERC 2018 has therefore once again...

In 2014, a team of Vanderbilt University researchers added bromine to the list of elements vital for life. What is its purpose? And why is bromine essential to life in humans and other animals? Some background information on bromine Bromine, chemical symbol Br and atomic number 35, is a reddish-brown liquid that is being used in key applications such as water treatment,...

In our article about the book “Introduction to flame retardancy” we highlighted the co-operation between Professor Masaru Kitano and BSEF in producing an English version of his book  the book “Introduction to flame retardancy – Protect your life and property from fire” This time we want to go deeper into flame retardancy science as the solution to minimize the human and economic...

  The text below entitled “Response by Dr. Alexander Morgan to “Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate” Chemosphere 2018, 196, 429-439” is the full editorial transcription from the Fire Safety & Technology Bulletin published in February 2018. The Fire Safety & Technology Bulletin is available by electronic subscription only and the editors are...

COMBINING PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY, WHILE ENSURING A GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE  Our modern lifestyle has some clear requirements. Living, working, travelling? Everything happens in a practical, comfortable and energy efficient manner. Plastics, composites, foams, synthetic fibre-based fillings and other highly flammable materials are necessary to meet our daily needs. But these materials unfortunately come with an increased risk of fire. Luckily, there is...