For now, so-called silent fireworks make up about 1% of all sales of the pyrotechnic industry, but they have a chance to grow in popularity, experts from the Pyrotechnic Development and Education Foundation (FRiEP) believe. An organization that wants to increase consumer awareness through various social and information campaigns believes that this is one of the products that can prove that fireworks do not have to be hostile to animals.
“The manufacturers' approach can be seen both in supermarkets, where silent fireworks can be found at the same price next to their loud counterparts, as well as during great shows such as Berlin's Pyronale or Szczecin's pyroMAGIC. Given the potential presence of wild animals or birds in the areas adjacent to the show venues, preparatory warning signals are broadcast several times before they begin,” Magdalena Rytel-Kuc, President of the Board of the FRiEP, said.
In her view, sales of silent pyrotechnic alternatives will grow rapidly, doubling over the next few years.