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Conference Etiquette at NPRA

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–I hear there was a bit of a kerfuffle at the Welcome Reception at NPRA on Sunday evening, when one delegate was smoking a cigar next to the buffet carvery counter.   The Blog has written before to deplore the occasional outbreaks of poor etiquette in the petchem industry (Oops, I am […]

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Lunch, what lunch?

It seems that my tale of travelling for hours to visit an editorial contract at lunchtime and being greeted with nothing more than a cup of coffee has struck a nerve with others in the petchem industry.   One friend tells me that he went on a recent visit for top level legal discussions, and […]

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Manners Maketh Man

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–I had the nicest email yesterday, from a French contact. It read:   “Dear Mrs Ortner, Thank you very much for your below message – this is precisely what I need.. Thanks again.”   It just shows there’s no need to wax effusive to convey appreciation. A simple thankyou will do just […]

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The grueling lipstick circuit

It was a good day on Saturday. England did well at the rugby, my son came home for the holidays, and I was given a free goody bag from the Dior counter at Bentalls, featuring the new Rouge Diorific Long-Wearing True Colour Lipstick which I am going to test drive at NPRA.   I am under instruction […]

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