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Arthur Brown

Member Since 21 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2019 08:20 PM

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In Topic: Changing Fireworks Chemistry in India

10 March 2019 - 10:37 AM

Interesting that they want to replace active chemicals with zeolite an inert rock with suspicions of being like asbestos and  associated with a high incidence of malignant mesothelioma, a life-threatening disease also associated with inhalation of asbestos particles.

In Topic: Ready box!

29 September 2018 - 05:45 AM

I think there are three invitations available for the 2019 event. The ONLY reason why the Americans have this and we Brits don't is that they organise it and we don't.


The shell in the vid was my first shell! A 16" shell of shells! My two 12s this year were less good -they worked but the effects were not so well defined.


There is a meet in NV in February too. Manufacturing supplies are available for use on site. It's perfectly possible to travel inert and still have a great time.

In Topic: Ready box!

27 September 2018 - 03:33 AM

Well there is a 16"shell, two or three 12" shells and lots of 10's, 8's, etc....... all hand made legally under a BATFE licence at  a meetup in the USA.  All of them put ready for individual display.


My last year's effort was 


There may be some invitations available for forum members next year.

In Topic: Proposed EU ban on Potassium Chlorate/Perchlorate for members of the public

01 September 2018 - 08:48 AM

Having read the two attached EU documents, is there anything that this will do apart from end the UK EPP licence for precursors? Other EU countries have banned these precursors for the general public for several years.


I do note that the EU wants to impose a duty on e-commerce vendors to comply with the regulations, I'm not sure how that will affect the Chinese sellers who just send anything by ChinaPost.


Near me several things that probably should be within REACH seem to arrive from "old borders" India with all the cooking pots and pans.


Will the EU regulation be enacted and enforced in post brexit UK?

In Topic: Proposed EU ban on Potassium Chlorate/Perchlorate for members of the public

30 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

Most EU webshops already list ClO3/4 as "Professional use only" requiring company ID for purchases. What change will this make? How will it distinguish professional firework companies (Zink etc) and SOLAS flare makers from hobbyist and terrorist users.


How will Brexit and these EU regs collide?