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Sponsor’s video – General Petroleum

Corporate videos are getting very polished and we are quite used to seeing sponsors’ videos at industry conferences. Bright colours, fast cutting between scenes, pulsing rock music – these are all pretty standard, but some businesses clearly have more video-friendly products to sell than others.  The world of lubes allows for shots of high-powered vehicles […]

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ICIS Base Oils 2012 supplement

This year’s ICIS Base Oils & Lubricants event in Londonon 23-24 February is set to be the biggest yet with over 600 delegates. For thethird year running ICIS has produced a special Base Oils publication fordelegates and circulation to all ICIS Chemical Business and base oil price report readers, with featurearticles from the ICIS base oils editors […]

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Adrian Brown speaking at ICIS Base Oils conference

Myold friend Adrian Brown, former ICIS senior editor on shipping and base oils,will be speaking at the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants conference inLondon in February. Brown,now senior research analyst at shipbrokers Simpson, Spence & Young (SSY),will be giving a joint presentation with chemical shipbroker Jordi Maymi on thelatest developments and challenges in the […]

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Naomi Campbell and Shell – vanished advert

Celebrities and chemicals – it’s hard to keep them apart. The Blog is indebted to a friend at Shell who recalled a memorable advert in which supermodel Naomi Campbell douses herself in Shell’s Helix lubricant oil. There are a few references online to this advert, in a Dutch newspaper and a Dutch treatise on communications, but all […]

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Baseoils and belly-dancing

The Blog has been enjoying the almond-stuffed dates from Dubai which are the most edible souvenir of last week’s ICIS Middle East Baseoils Conference. Our own Shelley Kerr is just back from presenting a paper at the conference’s Baseoils Methodology Seminar and meeting many of her editorial contacts during the two-and-a-half day event. From her […]

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The biggest ICIS conference of all – Baseoils & Lubricants

    Despite all the doom and gloom in the industry, the ICIS World Baseoils Conference in London last week pulled in hundreds of delegates for our biggest and most global conference of all – with speakers and participants from Asia, Europe and the US, all enjoying the weak pound and some fantastic hotel room […]

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