In 1953 Djiro Niizama, a Japanese professor, scientist in chemistry after 15 years of elaborate researches synthesized an organic liquid (light water) possessing unique properties which could extinguish fire in any phase of inflammation. The liquid was named BONPET. The scientist was urged to make this invention by the Tokyo strongest earthquake accompanied by vast devastations and fires which took tens of thousands of human lives. The ordinary fire-extinguishing methods were not fruitful. The leading Japanese research laboratories received orders to design advanced means for private and industrial premises protection against fire. Djiro Niizama was encouraged by the experience he had learned to devise a new highly effective fire extinguisher which could be used by anybody for mitigating fire in its initial phase. As far back as 1954 the first pilot model of the BONPET fire extinguishing device was patented. In 1970 Japan adopted new fire safety rules and standards which nowadays are the world strongest and exacting. In 1972 after the BONPET successful test and certification it became a fire extinguishing system the premises in Japan would have to be obligatorily equipped with.
For the long 50 year history of the BONPET system both the system design, its material and flask chemical contents have been modified. The modern BONPET system model demonstrates the highest level of fire extinguishing capability as compared with previous options.
Many fire extinguishing concepts not long ago considered to be unfeasible have been implemented and serve the man!
Today there are two production sites manufacturing the BONPET fire extinguishing equipment, i.e. Kabotec Co. Ltd. in Japan serving the Asian region and BONPET d.o.o. in Slovenia supplying its products to the European market, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia, the Baltic and CIS countries.
The BONPET fire extinguishing system has been tested and is currently used by 50 most developed countries of the world. It is used by such largest world corporations as Toyota, Mitsubishi Corp., Isuzu Motors Ltd., Coca-Cola, Nestle, Gorenje, Bridgestone, Matsushita, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sanyo, Japan Tobacco, Itochi Fuel Corp., Cosmo Oil Company Ltd., and many others.
BONPET was accorded recognition of many international patent agencies, i.e.: - USA Patent Agency in 1974 - GGermany Patent Agency ermany Patent Agency in 1975 - Family of Patent Letters of Australia