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PHOTOS: APLA 2011 in Buenos Aires

(photo: Argentina flag made of Lego in Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport)   APLA 2011 in Buenos Aires had a record attendance of 892, with the majority of participants from Latin America, but a growing number of international delegates.   This size of conference is much more manageable than the huge EPCA, NPRA or APIC conferences […]

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APLA 2011 in Buenos Aires

  The 31st Latin American Petrochemical Annual Meeting is starting today, and the conference hotel is filling up with people registering. The organisers have announced on the APLA website that by 3 November a total of 874 delegates had registered, from 280 companies and 34 countries. I am sure we will find out how that […]

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On late night flights

Heathrow T5 at 9.40 pm is a ghost town. There are five people in the giant BA lounge, and all the food is being cleared away. I have never flown out so late before, and the whole airport is strangely empty. I am on the third-to-last flight of the night; the last one is at […]

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VIDEO: APLA in Mexico City, November 2009

Stephen Burns at ICIS Houston has got round to pulling some APLA 2009 scenes of Mexico City together. I particularly enjoyed the homemade stretch VW Bug, and the street scenes took me back to a distant IFA fertilizer conference in Mexico City, the memories of which are now a blur of huevos rancheros, smog and silver and turquoise […]

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On golf, chemicals and salad

The Blog has often mused on why golf is the sport du moment of the petrochemical industry. Why not football? Why not tennis? Why not flower-arranging?   Football had its brief moment in the spotlight after some eager 5-a-side games at EPL and the infamous annual APLA national team championship where players’ nationalities can be […]

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Fraternal greetings to the APLA Blog

APLA launched its own blog on 27 November with a hearty “Bienvenido al blog de APLA!” It’s at http://blog.apla.com.ar/   The first posting on 27 November has some photos and presentations from the APLA Workshop on 17 November at APLA’s annual conference in Rio de Janeiro, including our own George Martin, who spoke about “Recent Trends in Polymer Prices […]

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Your YouTube viewing habits made public

A word of warning for Blog readers who have delighted in chemical industry spectacular videos like “INEOS Dormagen Fire”, “Global News Meeting Houston”, “EPCA Berlin 2007″, “APLA 2007 Buenos Aires” and many more. A US court has ruled that Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube, according to a BBC article spotted by fellow blogger Jim Muttram in his Inflection Point blog.

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Video Review: APLA in Argentina

European chemical brains have been switched off for the last week, but in ICIS Houston the lights have been burning late into the night as Stephen Burns put the finishing touches to this definitive video of warmer times at the APLA (Latin American Petrochemical and Chemical Association) conference in Buenos Aires in November 2007. Put […]

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