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Dog raincoat boom in Japan

Dog raincoats are in high demand in Japan, in the aftermath of the country’s nuclear disaster, according to articles in the Times and Daily Mail this week.   Sales of the doggy coats, made from nylon or PVC, have soared by as much as 50% compared to a year ago.   Vets have warned that […]

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Give your dog Petrol

Rexam’s annual report has excited some interest in the office today, with the discovery deep in the report of innovative packaging solutions for the world’s first foam liqueur, and even better: “a delicious dog treat beverage.”     First for the foam liqueur, advertised for cocktails as well as after dinner moments. The Rexam report […]

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Dog washing machine launched in Japan

A dog washing machine called the Joyful Honda, which automatically cleans and grooms a dog in 30 minutes for only $10, has been launched in Japan, I spotted in this week’s Private Eye (If you click through here, you can also see a witty cartoon entitled “BP boss reassures world”, which I cannot print here […]

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Springtime for Chemicals

I’ve been away for a few days of well-timed holiday, basking in the sun of the long-awaited English spring. Meanwhile, a few chemical-related headlines caught my eye …   Chemicals on the iPad I can’t wait to see this. The Times reviewer of the iPad writes: “My favourite app … is The Elements for iPad, […]

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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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Chemical engineers develop training programme for cats

Chemical engineers in the US have developed a training programme for cats, as shown in this video clip which my friend Dan Blank at RB Interactive in the States has been kind enough to forward.   Using the procedures and techniques of the engineer, as well as the classic garb of safety goggles and mitts, […]

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Titanium dioxide…. 8 out of 10 cats prefer it

Stephanie Wilson shares with us her insights into the wonderful world of titanium dioxide … If you thought that the whitening pigment titanium dioxide (TiO2) was just for paint, coatings and plastics, you might want to think again. Take an ‘extra close’ look at the ingredients the next time you’re gnawing away on your chewing […]

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Bulldog in the Texas bluebonnets

A lot of delegates on the NPRA list already have their out-of-office messages on, saying they’re out of reach on the way to San Antonio via the delights of Houston. The weather forecast covers everything from “isolated thunderstorms” on Friday, to “sunny” and “partly cloudy” on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, then back to “isolated thunderstorms” for Tuesday. […]

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