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Movies: “Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps”

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is the sequel to every chemical trader’s favourite film and due out in the US in September 2010. The trailer is showing in cinemas now, with one lingering shot dwelling on the famous brick-sized mobile phone from the original.   The original Wall Street, made in 1987 has some classic […]

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Houston location for Jeff Bridges movie Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges’ film “Crazy Heart”, the story of the redemption of an alcoholic country singer, showcases the landscape of Texas and petchem capital Houston, and won Bridges an Oscar for Best Actor.   For fans of the NPRA road trip from Houston to San Antonio, there are plenty of picturesque shots of wide open spaces, […]

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Chemical Movies: The Informant!

Matt Damon stars in “The Informant!” – a film about a whistle-blower at an agricultural chemical firm in the early 90s, who discovers a price-fixing scam. He agrees to work as an undercover spy for the FBI, but apparently takes his new James Bond role a touch too seriously.   The Blog hasn’t seen this […]

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Nitrile rubber fire hose is red hot fashion

Reclaimed fire hose made from nitrile rubber has become the must have eco-friendly accessory, according to numerous press articles this week and quoted on the Elvis and Kresse website:   “The Fire-Hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which, after a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives, were otherwise […]

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Sandra Bullock’s Plastic Gown at Golden Globes

Sandra Bullock looked divine in a purple plastic Bottega Veneta gown at Monday night’s Golden Globes in Los Angeles, according to a PlasticPossible retweet from my fellow blogger Doris of Green Chemicals fame.   In this red carpet video, Sandra Bullock tells the world that her dress is made of plastic – she’s about two […]

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Movie Review: Up in the Air

Travelling to new places, especially when they are warm and sunny, is interesting, whereas travelling to the same places repeatedly is not. Especially when they are in the less attractive parts of one’s own country.   For petchem businesses with a global reach, a certain amount of business travel is inevitable. After the deepest cutback […]

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Hi-tech Plastic Wrap-Around Video Specs

The petrochemical world is divided, as in so many things, on the subject of whether it is cool to wear sunglasses indoors – for example, at a conference.   Digressing for just a moment, it is almost always acceptable even mandatory to wear sunglasses at outdoor industry events. What self-respecting delegate would even think of […]

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Jessica Biel at Dow event

The Blog’s “Celebs in Chemicals” category has been a bit short of sightings recently, so hats off to Joe Chang who spotted Jessica Biel, star of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the launch of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water  –  at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City.     For more […]

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Chaos returns

Truly the return to the office from holiday has to be one of the year’s low points. It’s not just the pure volume of email but also the intricate email trails, snaking back and forth with assorted players chipping in. There are always a few token bits of bad news hidden in the midst of […]

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Celebrities in Chemicals

Bowing to popular pressure, the Blog today launched a new category: “Celebrities in Chemicals,” which has gathered together recent postings on: Park Ji Sung (May) Kim Jong Il (May) Vivienne Westwood (May) Adam Lambert (May) Mikhail Gorbachev (April) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (March) George Clooney (March)

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