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New VECAP code of Best practices launched at the EuMBC Conference 2019

Kevin Bradley presented the new Voluntary Emission Control Action Programme (VECAP) to industry experts during the EuMBC...

24/05/2019 - Read more
VECAP celebrates its 15th anniversary with new Code of Best Practices

In Europe, 83% of all brominated flame retardants are correctly handled with less than 0.001% of emissions for key subst...

15/05/2019 - Read more
New Study Demonstrates Safe Use of Brominated Polymeric Flame Retardant

BSEF Press Statement – 25 April 2019 A new paper by Koch et al. entitled “Degradation of brominated polymeric fl...

25/04/2019 - Read more
BSEF sponsors the 2019 edition of the EuMBC Conference

For the second year BSEF, the International Bromine Council, sponsors the EuMBC (European Masterbatchers and Compounders...

25/04/2019 - Read more
Proposed EU Eco-Design Regulation on Electronic Displays – Ban on Halogenated Flame Retardants in casings and stands of certain electronic displays

March 18, 2019 BSEF Press Statement BSEF, the International Bromine Council, has significant concerns over the proposed ...

18/03/2019 - Read more
BSEF response to publication ““Ecotoxicological characterization of possible degradation products of the polymeric flame retardant “Polymeric FR” using algae and Daphnia OECD tests”

BSEF notes the recent publication titled “Ecotoxicological characterization of possible degradation products of the po...

13/02/2019 - Read more
BSEF Presseinformation BSEF Mitteilung zu einem zweifelhaften Artikel in den “Environmental Health” (DE)

BSEF Presseinformation BSEF Mitteilung zu einem zweifelhaften Artikel in den “Environmental Health News”(United Stat...

13/02/2019 - Read more
BSEF Response to Inaccurate Environmental Health News article (United States) on Polymeric Flame Retardants

BSEF – The International Bromine Council, notes the recent coverage by Environmental Health News relating to a scienti...

22/01/2019 - Read more
BSEF at the Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2)

The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) took place from 19 to 2...

11/12/2018 - Read more
BSEF is moving to new premises

BSEF, The International Bromine Council, is happy to announce that its secretariat will be moving to a new address in Ja...

06/12/2018 - Read more
BSEF Seminar gathers brominated flame retardants experts in Japan

The BSEF Asia Forum Seminar entitled “Brominated Flame Retardants – Challenges & Trends” was part of the secon...

29/11/2018 - Read more
BSEF at the Energy Storage Global Conference 2018 (video)

The Energy Storage Global Conference, organised by EASE with the support of the European Commission’s Joint Research C...

29/11/2018 - Read more
BSEF supports the 2018 Antimony Day

BSEF, the International Bromine Council, is proud to support the 2018 Antimony Day that will take place on the 13th and ...

11/10/2018 - Read more
Bromine Technology batteries highlighted on the #Storage4EU campaign

The campaign gathers the most successful stories from the energy storage sector The European Association for Storage of ...

04/10/2018 - Read more
ABICHAMA performs pre-test in partnership with the Fire Department of Brasilia

  The Brazilian Flame Retardants Industry Association (ABICHAMA), has performed a reaction to fire pre-test on sofa...

22/06/2018 - Read more
The importance of Bromine to society – Japan Chemical Daily article

On May 2018, Dr. Kevin Bradley – BSEF Director General – visited Japan, where he had the opportunity to meet...

19/06/2018 - Read more
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.

The text below entitled “Response by Dr. Alexander Morgan to “Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxici...

31/05/2018 - Read more
BSEF contributes to the Battery-based energy storage roadmap (BATSTORM)

BATSTORM has published the final version of the ten-year (2018-2027) research and innovation (R&I) roadmap on batter...

18/05/2018 - Read more
ABICHAMA – The new member of Consultive Council of Brazilian Parliamentary Front for Fire Safety

On April 12, ABICHAMA, the BSEF regional representative in Brazil, was announced as a new member of the Consultive Counc...

17/04/2018 - Read more
Setting indicators for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy

As part of its work within the coalition of Industry Associations ‘Industry4Europe’, BSEF – The Intern...

12/04/2018 - Read more
BSEF Media Statement on the “Concentrations and migratabilities of hazardous elements in second-hand children’s plastic toys” study

BSEF and its member companies are committed to making information about bromine, and bromine-based technologies availabl...

15/02/2018 - Read more
BSEF becomes a member of The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)

BSEF, The International Bromine Council, has formally joined EASE, as member association, focused on promoting bromine-...

10/01/2018 - Read more
The Minamata Convention on Mercury: A global treaty making mercury history

BSEF – the International Bromine Council – joined the discussions at the first Conference of the Parties to the ...

29/09/2017 - Read more
EU’s Sustainable Energy Week 2017 – Clean Energy for all Europeans

The EU’s Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW) will take place from 19 to 25 June, in Brussels, Belgium. It is the ...

19/06/2017 - Read more
BSEF Briefing Note – Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA)

Background In March 2015, TBBPA was included in the EU’s “Community Rolling Action Plan” (CoRAP) for Evaluation un...

02/06/2017 - Read more
BSEF’s new brand identity highlights its vision for the future

BSEF, the international bromine producer’s association, is changing its corporate brand and logo. The rebranding refle...

21/11/2016 - Read more
Meet BSEF member companies at K-Show 2016

BSEF members – Albemarle, Chemtura and ICL Group – will participate in the largest international trade fair for ...

20/10/2016 - Read more
BSEF becomes an affiliate of Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council

BSEF, The International Bromine Council, today formally joined Cefic, as an affiliate association, focused on promoting...

07/10/2016 - Read more
Promoting Bromine and Bromine-based Technologies

On 20 April 2016 the Bromine Science Environmental Forum (BSEF) celebrates a new chapter in the organisation’s histor...

20/04/2016 - Read more
VECAP report shows significant achievements on its 10th anniversary

The European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA) releases today the 2014 VECAP European Progress Report. The Voluntary E...

26/02/2015 - Read more
New Research Shows Human Exposures to Common Flame Retardants Well Below Guidance Limits

A new research study released by scientists from Health Canada and Summit Toxicology LLP using large scale biomonitoring...

09/12/2014 - Read more
BBC Radio Broadcast on Bromine

Recently, the BBC released a radio broadcast on the element Bromine. You can access the full podcast here. Bromine is pa...

06/10/2014 - Read more
Television burning test: demonstrating the need for high fire safety standards

Experts from the Fire Technology Department at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, United Sta...

01/10/2014 - Read more
Update – Restriction proposal submitted by ECHA for Decabromodiphenyl ether (deca-BDE)

On 1 August, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) submitted a restriction proposal for Deca-BDE. The agency is proposing...

19/09/2014 - Read more
Bromine is Essential for Life, Shows New Research

A new research from Vanderbilt University published in the journal Cell has found that, out of the 92 naturally occurrin...

10/06/2014 - Read more
Clarification regarding articles stating that brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is a food additive used in soft drinks. It is not a flame retardant, they are totally dif...

06/05/2014 - Read more
Flame Retardants help slow down the spread of fire

The peer-reviewed journal Fire Technology recently released a study by Dr. Blais and Dr. Carpenter showing that flame re...

02/05/2014 - Read more
EU Member States asked to voluntarily monitor some brominated flame retardants in food

On 29 November, an EU expert group[1] supported a European Commission Recommendation[2]to encourage EU Member States to ...

07/03/2014 - Read more
Misleading coverage of recent Lancet study

The Lancet recently published a review on “Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity”[1] which discussed si...

07/03/2014 - Read more

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