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PHOTOS: ICIS World Phenol-Acetone Conference

Photos from the 7th ICIS World Phenol-Acetone Conference in Madrid. 1 Sponsored by CEPSA 2 Conference session 3 and 4 Panel discussion – see Julia’s article on ICIS news

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Cocaine & Acetone-made FIFA World Cup replica seized

A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, made of 11 kg cocaine mixed with acetone or gasoline, was seized at the international airport in Colombia, according to an article on CNN.   The 36 cm-tall statue was painted gold with green stripes on the base, but the paint was in such a ‘bad condition’ […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS Phenol Conference in Berlin

I snapped a few crafty photos from the second row of the 6th ICIS Phenol-Acetone Conference on Wednesday morning. 1 Our own Julia Meehan opens the conference 2 Chairman John Keeley and second speaker, Alastair Hensman, Nexant/Chemsystems 3 Keynote speaker Michael Foeste from Mitsui & Co Deutschland    

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Berlin in Summertime

Berlin is the place to be next week for the ICIS Phenol Conference and two days of ICIS Training. We’re setting off armed with a load of ICIS paraphernalia, travelling on an assortment of airlines to avoid British Airways during the strike period.   I understand that the delegate numbers for the 6th ICIS Phenol-Acetone […]

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Things A Chemist Won’t Work With – Thioacetone

It seems that there are things that even a chemist won’t work with. The Blog was intrigued to be sent this blog posting which describes one chemist’s experiences of Thioacetone, a compound which has a smell so strong that it has “people … diving out of windows and vomiting into wastebaskets.”   “It merely stinks. But […]

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The windmills and wind turbines of Kent

I was in Kent last week, the “Garden of England“, the county of apple orchards, oast houses and white cliffs. Driving down into the village of Chillenden we pass a perfect white windmill standing high above the thatched roofs and ploughed fields, grappling with the icy Kent wind which locals say comes straight from the […]

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Midnight shocker at Phenol conference

The Blog’s colleagues Peter and Julia have returned from this week’s ICIS 5th World Phenol/Acetone Conference in Budapest with a shocking tale about a midnight encounter at the 5-star luxury Kempinski Hotel. Blonde, petite Julia, famed throughout the industry for her daring exploits on petrochemical cooling towers (click here for link), obligingly informed the reception desk at the conference hotel that her colleague Peter would be arriving on a late flight from London.

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