Environmentally Sustainable Red and Yellow Illuminant Formulations
IPS members have been hard at work reformulating pyrotechnic illuminants to make them environmentally sustainable. Two recent articles report the development of chlorine-free red flare compositions and a new solvent-free process for producing yellow flares.

Chlorine-Free Red-Burning Pyrotechnics
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201505829
Jesse J. Sabatini, Ernst-Christian Koch, Jay C. Poret, Jared D. Moretti, and Seth M. Harbol

Development of Sustainable, Epoxy-Bound Mg/NaNO3 Compositions for the U.S. Army’s 40 mm Yellow Illuminant Flares
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00508
Jared D. Moretti, Jesse J. Sabatini, Jay C. Poret, and Robert A. Gilbert