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MOVES: Styrolution to Frankfurt

Styrolution has established its global and European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, the company announced on Friday.   “We see this important step as a sign that we are standing on our own two feet as a company,” said Roberto Gualdoni, chief executive officer, Styrolution, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new office building.   […]

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Travel nerves – living with the terrorist threat

Passing through Frankfurt airport recently, site of the recent terrorist attack on US troops where two were killed, we were more concerned with finding the exit for Deutsche Bahn (DB), than watching out for signs of danger. In fact it was considerably later that the thought even entered my head.   Living in London, and […]

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Too close for comfort – shipping container hotels

Remembering my vocal complaints about the tiny bathroom at a Frankfurt hotel where we stayed for one ICIS Training course, my fellow trainer Nigel showed me this article on CitizenM hotel rooms in today’s Guardian.   He says that we’ll have to try out these compact rooms for one of our next Training courses, where the […]

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Gazprom tallest building in Europe

Chemical folk are keen on tall buildings, so my eye was drawn to this artist’s impression of Gazprom’s proposed Okhta Centre on the Neva River in St Petersburg, soon to be Europe‘s tallest skyscraper after it yesterday received approval from the city’s Governor.   At 403 metres it will dwarf Europe’s current tallest building, the […]

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ICIS Training goes to Frankfurt

The ICIS Petrochemicals & Polymers training seminars went to Frankfurt this week. Nigel, Peter and Linda said the course delegates were a good cross section of buyers and sellers, and very keen. By pure coincidence, two polymer business partners – one producer and his customer – found themselves on the same training course.   Everyone was […]

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