Saturday, August 28, 2010

International Symposium on Fireworks, Porto, Portugal 2010

Vulcan will have a tradeshow booth at the Symposium from October 11 - 15, 2010 in Porto. If you have not made plans to visit Porto already, full details about the Symposium can be found at

The International Symposium on Fireworks is held every 18 months since 1992, bringing together people from around the world from pyrotechnic backgrounds, to provide a platform to share in the latest technology, scientific studies and regulatory aspects of fireworks.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

EX numbers will no longer have an expiry date

Recently PHMSA announced EX numbers will no longer have a 5 year expiry date which was introduced in 2009. As a result, expiring EX numbers will no longer need to renewed and EX numbers already issued will not have an expiry date.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

High Temperatures in Northern China

As of today all factories in Liuyang are ordered to stop working for a period of 20 days due to extreme high temperatures.

The authorities give the possibility to a very limited amount of factories to apply for a special permission to continue production during this period.
We are trying to get such a permission for our own factories and expect this process to take approximately 10 days.

Hopefully we will get the permission and can continue the production in our Liuyang factories after 10 days but nevertheless delays in deliveries are to be expected.
We will try our best to keep the delays to a minimum and will keep you updated on the status of your orders.

It is very likely that the Liling Hunan, and Jiangxi provincial government will follow and call a halt to all fireworks production.

Note that Guangxi government normally will not issue such order, and so our factories in Guangxi are producing as scheduled.

Monday, August 2, 2010


The new site will consolidate all our products into an easy searchable database!! Customers will be able to download test reports for all their products, which will be kept on our host server, accessible 24 hours a day!

Hot weather hits northern China, fireworks production delayed

The heatwave continues in northern China with Beijing having recorded more than 10 days with temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius (or 95 degrees Fahrenheit) during the month of July, according to the National Meteorological Center of China.

This coming week in Liuyang, Hunan, the temperature is expected to remain in highs of 38-40 degrees Celsius (or 101-104 degrees Fahrenheit). As soon as the temperature reaches 32 degrees Celsius (or 90 degrees Fahrenheit), all fireworks production involving mixing of chemicals must stop. Assembly of fireworks is stopped when temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius (or 95 degrees Fahrenheit)