We need to remember to stop saying NPRA at the end
of January and call it by its new name AFPM.
Since NPRA announced its name change on 4 October
2011 (see ICIS news article: US NPRA to become American Fuel and Petrochemical
Manufacturers), word has been slowly filtering into the industry consciousness.
But old dogs are slow to learn new tricks, and
emails are now going round setting meetings for the 2012 International
Petrochemical Conference (1-3 April in San Antonio, Texas), all titled “NPRA
Yesterday the Blog heard that members have received
in the post a small package of logoed goodies from AFPM, including a mug, to
get us using the new name before the conference.
No doubt the ICIS Houston staff are sharing these
around the office in the spirit of the Editorial Guidelines on sharing gifts
from the industry.