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Polimeri’s new name: Eni Versalis

PolimeriEuropa has changed its name to Eni Versalis, the Blog heard on a company visittoday. Thenew name was made public by Eni’s chief executive officer Paolo Scaroni on 15March 2012 in a speech outlining the company’s strategy for 2012-2015. “Toreflect the new strategy we have renamed the business Eni Versalis. It will be expertlyled by […]

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How to lose that post-EPCA weight, by Caroline Murray

Caroline Murray, senior editor at ICIS, has returned from the GSI PET Day in Florence with this tale to tell …   I know when I have had a good networking session at EPCA when I am forced to add ‘hold belly in for donning of suit’ to the to-do list. As if ‘maintain appearance […]

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What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?

Linda Naylor poses the question on every chemical opera goers lips: “What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?” She writes …   On my recent visit to Covent Garden to see Cosi Fan Tutte, I was astonished to discover (and I must have seen the opera 5 times before) that the  fickle sisters Fiordiligi […]

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Chemicals Book Column: The Shape of Water

Andrea Camilleri’s “The Shape of Water,” set in the seedy but sunny corruption of Sicily, is a recent addition to the Blog’s long defunct series of Chemical Book Reviews.   When I wrote here about how I was conned into paying full price for the third of the Stieg Larssen trilogy, and revealed myself to […]

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From Berlin to Florence

Caroline Howard reflects on this week’s PET conference in Florence ….   The warm October sunshine is the first thing to hit me on landing at Florence airport. I am at the Global Service International (GSI) PET customer day which is being held in a stately home in the town of Artimino.   Set in […]

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