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In praise of the travel smock

Themulti-pocketed travel smock which looked so ridiculous when Janos modelled itin the office, is now getting mainstream media attention. “I’mnot going through security with you,” I told him when he showed it to me. “Youlook like a suicide bomber.” NowI read that the luggage restrictions on no-frills airlines have led to cannypassengers wearing as much […]

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Fleece-lined tights – a must-have for winter formals

Fleece-linedopaque black thermal tights – “brushed inside for warmth, 3D stretch forperfect fit” – it all sounds cosy and warm, but aren’t they going to make yourlegs look like tree trunks? Ona wintry January morning, standing outside in formal dress for hours makingconversation is a chilly business, but the Blog can now recommend thesustaining properties […]

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Men’s tour dates T-shirts

What is it with men and T-shirts listing concert tour dates?   On the way to a John Mellencamp concert, there are men sporting tour-date T-shirts for other bands. They are saying, “Look at me, I’ve been to other gigs too.”   Then in the venue itself, the crush around the T-shirt counter is greater than […]

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London Marathon Showcases Chemical Fashion

Julia Meehan of ICIS London took part in the London Marathon, and survived to write a chemical-related article for ICB. Here the Blog brings you an abridged version… To wear and what not to wear is a fashion dilemma faced by most modern working women, but in my wildest dreams I did not imagine that […]

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Nylon pantyhose donated to Gulf oil spill clean-up

You couldn’t make it up. A pantyhose (tights, nylons) manufacturer has donated thousands of pairs of pantyhose to help clean up the BP oil spill in the US Gulf.   Hanesbrands is donating 37,500 pairs of pantyhose to Matter of Trust, a non-profit manufacturer of matting, and another 12,500 pairs to Sunshine and Shores Foundation, to […]

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From ICIS Training to Floggers

(Wednesday) I thought it was crazy putting the London ICIS Training on the same day as Floggers, but sure enough the training was a runaway success, so what do I know? For Day Two, the Advanced course, we were sold out, and there was obviously no crossover with the Floggers crowd who were already getting […]

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Male Tummies Succumb to Petchem Mirdles

Appearances can be deceptive, and those slim guys milling around the petchem conference lobby in their Hugo Boss suits may not be everything they seem. Plumper gentlemen are flocking to buy the new “shapewear,” “mirdles” or “undershirts” – girdles reinforced with wonder petrochemical fibres, disguised as T-shirts, according to an article in Saturday’s Times.   […]

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ICIS Training team in Philadelphia

The ICIS Training team is in Philadelphia, USA, using the premises of the Chemical Heritage Foundation for the Introduction to Petrochemicals courses. Peter has taken a few shots of the delegates enjoying a tour of the Foundation’s new museum, where they heard some interesting stories about the development of Bakelite, nylon and Gore-Tex. Peter was also rather […]

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In Vogue Lanxess

Lucy Craymer is rather taken with the new range of Lanxess leather-tanning chemicals …   It’s hard keeping up with the fashion. Maybe harder still if you are more at home with the likes of ethylene and propylene than with Dolce and Gabbana but chems company Lanxess is trying. The company is producing a “trend […]

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What not to pack for a conference

Here’s a funny video from a fellow RBI blogger – tips on what NOT to pack for a conference.  

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