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BAM List 2015 version 13 now available

Dangerous goods are to be transported or stored in tanks approved specially for this purpose. BAM grants the type approvals for these tanks. These approvals are based on the BAM list, an information system which is also used for the material related evaluation of other types of containments carrying dangerous goods.The BAM List is now available in version 13.
For more information: BAM List

FRPM15 – Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials Conference

From 21 to 25 June 2015, the 15th FRPM "Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials" conference will be held at BAM. The international conference offers experts from research institutions and industry information on the latest developments in the field of flame retardancy of polymer-based materials, which are used in various industrial applications. Synthesis and development of flame retardants, flame retardant composites, textiles, foams and bio-based systems, development of test methods and simulation as well as environmental aspects, smoke and toxicity are just a few of the topics on the conference programme.
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New certified reference material ERM®-EB107

In the new certified reference material ERM®-EB107 pure lead the mass fractions of the elements Cd and Hg have been certified. The mass fraction of Hg is 11,3 mg/kg, the mass fraction of Cd is 26,1 mg/kg. The CRM is available in form of discs (40 mm height, 40 mm diameter) and can be used for calibration and quality control in spark emission spectrometry.
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New certified reference material BAM-F012

Fluorescence reference materials are essential for the characterization of fluorescence measuring devices and form the basis for the increasingly demanded comparability of fluorescence data. BAM developed a metal ion-doped narrow-band emitting glass material with certified normalized fluorescence intensities.
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#Girls´Day #Jepp # Research at BAM certainly is exciting

15 years of Girls'Day – Girls'Day and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) have been partners for over 10 years. BAM‘s scientists will take 40 girls on a journey into the wonderful world of research into safety in technology and chemistry. They will do simple experiments to understand how fibre optic sensors are used for monitoring structures. We will show them the tests which containers must withstand to be considered safe for transport of dangerous substances. They will learn to print bones with a 3D printer and see whether they are as strong as their own bones.
Press release 7/2015 | Picture gallery

Dr.-Ing. Cynthia Morais Gomes is nominated 'Engineer Powerwoman'

The winner of the 2015 Engineer Powerwoman competition was announced at the WoMenPower conference of the Hannover Messe. BAM scientist Dr.-Ing. Cynthia Morais Gomes was one of the three women scientists nominated for the award. The Deutsche Messe AG is conferring the "Engineer Powerwoman" career award worth € 5000 for the third time. The award honours a woman who has set innovative trends or significantly advanced the engineering environment of her business through her commitment and work.
Press release 6/2015

Everything online: BAM at the HANNOVER MESSE

At the HANNOVER MESSE, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) will be presenting various online methods for analysing such things as high-temperature melting, sewage sludge ash and monitoring offshore wind turbine structural foundations. You can find BAM’s booth A02 in Hall 2. BAM sets safety standards worldwide. Safety creates markets.
Press release 5/2015 | Picture gallery (in German)

Gabriel visits the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, visited the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM). "The safety of products and processes in technology and chemistry generates important added value for our German industry as it helps build citizens’ confidence in new technologies. BAM sets high standards for products that are "Made in Germany" for German and global markets", said the minister while touring BAM.
Press release 4/2015 | Picture gallery

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BZS - BAM Certification Body
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TES - Technical Safety - Dangerous Goods Containments

BAM TTS - BAM Test Site Technical Safety (in German)

EVPG - Ecodesign requirements for energy-using products (in German)

PCP - Product Contact Point

Nano - Nanotechnology at BAM

N.i.Ke - Preservation of cultural assets in Germany (in German)

Ressortforschung - German federal departmental research (in German)

SALSA School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof

WMRIF - World Materials Research Institutes Forum

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DGG − Dangerous Goods DB

COMAR − Reference materials

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