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Day One at AFPM 2012

Day Oneof AFPM starts undesirably early with a jet-lagged awakening long before dawn. Inthe idle hours before the start of the business day, I browse through the 37thAFPM IPC 2012 delegate booklet to see if anyone I know has an updated photo. I see ourown Nigel Davis has his photo prominently on page 10, because […]

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Dog bites man at chemical conference

On my way back from registration for AFPM in the Grand Hyatt on Saturday afternoon, I run into Bernard who tells me that he is just back from the tropical paradise of Praia do Forte in Brazil, where he was attending the 6th EBDQUIM conference hosted by the Brazilian association of chemical and petrochemical distributors […]

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Thick fog on Saturday morning at AFPM

A thickpea-souper fog shrouds San Antonio as the jet-lagged early risers wake to theSaturday morning of AFPM (the conference formerly known as NPRA). A few suitsare already in a meeting in the breakfast room of the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel,but most delegates arriving a day early are focussing on going for a run on theRiverwalk, checking […]

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Contagion on the long-haul flight to Houston

I feelsorry for the guy sitting next to me on the plane to Houston, with me blowingmy nose every five minutes. Still, right after take-off he falls asleep, andstays sound asleep for five hours. How does he do that? I’ve readthe paper, done some Chinese homework and then watched a couple of films. Thesecond one […]

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ICIS Interactive Review of World Base Oils 2012

ICIS held its biggest-ever World Base Oils & Lubricants event in London recently and ICIS editor John Baker was on the spot to record interviews with keynote speakers.   The result can be found in the latest ICIS interactive online publication.

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Nel’s tweets from ICIS World Olefins Conference 2012

Nel Weddle via Twitter nelweddle Awaiting news of new C4 storage in USG timing 1H 2013 #icis #epca Favorite Retweet Reply 3 hours ago Nel Weddle via Twitter nelweddle #olefins producer indicates his digit increase for next months CP #Icis #olefins conference #yam Favorite Retweet Reply 14 hours ago Nel Weddle via Twitter nelweddle Do not have space to rpt all the compliments given to #icis #olefins conference – impressive best […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS World Olefins Conference 2012

The Blog is agog to hear all the news from the ICIS World Olefins Conference, which took place in Brussels yesterday. Deeply disappointed though I am not to be there in person, there is some comfort in seeing Michelle’s early photos, which she has kindly emailed to me. “Final numbers just over 160 – largest […]

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PHOTOS: World Base Oils 2012

The Blogtook a few hazy photos of the conference speakers at World Base Oils onThursday and Friday, none of them really up to publication standard, butluckily our own John Baker had hired a professional photographer to capture theevent for the official conference digital review, which comes out on Wednesday.Here he has kindly let the Blog […]

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ICIS World Base Oils Conference 2012 – a new record

The ICIS World Base Oils Conference (23-24 February 2012) broke all records again, with 607 delegates from 55 countries. The new venue, at London’s Hilton Metropole, was enormous, with the conference hall the size of football pitch and the networking coffee area the same size again on the floor below.  The last time the Blog […]

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Dick Cheney to speak at AFPM Luncheon

Dick Cheney, 46th vice president of the United States, will be the speaker at the traditional Tuesday Luncheon at AFPM, it is announced on the conference website. The International Petrochemical Luncheon will take place at 11.30-2.00 on Tuesday 3 April 2012, at the end of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (the new NPRA) 2012 […]

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