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Chemical reflections on top tenor

A guest posting from Linda Naylor, blogging for ICIS from Paris …   Last night I had the privilege of seeing the magnificent Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez in concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.   His third and final encore, Pour mon ame, from Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment, which has a series […]

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Movable Oil Spill – “If It Was My Home”

There’s a website where you can move the Gulf oil spill around the world, so that you can visualise the size of it over a part of the world you recognise. The Times yesterday had it over the whole of southeast England. Here it is over Paris. The website is called “If It Was My […]

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Jay Cho leaves Interchem Singapore

I’ve just heard from trader Jay Cho that he is leaving Interchem, after five years of service in Houston and Singapore. I am sure we will hear soon where he will resurface.   My best memories of Jay were from the golf days he organised at a chateau near Paris when he was with Samsung. […]

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Plastic is the New Black

According to the American Chemistry Council’s new website which launched today, plastic is the newest trend in couture, and to make the point the site will present the Gen Art “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Los Angeles Show on 29 October, hosted by actress Kaley Cuoco, star of the popular CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. […]

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Ethanol comes to cat owners’ rescue

ICIS polymers senior editor, Linda Naylor writes about her recent relocation from London to Paris …   The thought of our looming journey between London and Paris with the cat in tow filled me with dread. I imagined hours of endless miaowing and wailing emanating from the cat’s travelling cage in the back of the car, but […]

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Diseased chipmunks massing in Paris

Petchem employees in France and Belgium, including ICIS’s own Paris-based senior editor Linda Naylor, are on the look-out for thousands of diseased chipmunks, which have been found living in the French capital. An estimated 100,000 Siberian Chipmunks are living in northern France and thriving in the good summer weather, according to this article on Yahoo […]

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Drama at Vopak’s “Pit 19″

This video from Vopak, the Dutch petrochemical storage and transport company, was a great hit at their party at last week’s ethanol conference in Paris.   It’s a dramatised version of a customer’s desperate hunt for ethanol storage (rather like the TV series 24 in its pace) but will Vopak’s “Pit 19″ be ready in time ?? […]

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