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Hi-tech sledges from Porsche

As moresnow is forecast for the coming week, sales of ultra-modern, super-fast sledgesare going through the roof, according to an article in the Times. “Peopledon’t just want to sit on sledges and go down the mountain any more, they wantto go incredibly fast and do different things,” says Keith Handy of Bobskis,manufacturers of hi-tech sledges. […]

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Amsterdam ICIS Training heralds upturn in petchem travelling

Can business travel be back to pre-recession levels already? The Blog doesn’t want to jump to conclusions, but the turnout for the ICIS Training seminars on Monday and Tuesday this week was the highest for the past year – and this was after a strong attendance at November’s Aromatics Conference and a much higher than […]

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PHOTOS: Amsterdam ICIS Training

Photos from ICIS Training days, Amsterdam, 15 and 16 February 2010. 1 Nigel writing hot ICIS news article on Yara buying Terra, 8.00 Monday morning. 2 and 3 Hard at work in the Monday afternoon workshop sessions. 4 Trainers Peter T and Alastair Hensman conferring before Tuesday morning session. 5 Snow on Tuesday morning, from hotel […]

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Snowpocalypse – Weatherman’s Frenzy

ICIS news has been covering the snow in the US northeast and its impact on the petchem business, with articles such as “Chem traffic freezes as snow clogs roads in eastern US.”   Industry folk have mostly just taken it in their stride, delaying trips or working from home. Now a US colleague has sent this link […]

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Chemical bloggers frolicking in the snow

Having sat in traffic for two-and-a-half hours due to heavy snow in London this morning, I am happy to see photos of my fellow chemical bloggers frolicking in the snow, no doubt over the weekend.   Paul Hodges of the “Chemicals and the Economy” Blog toboganning on Hampstead Heath, and click here for Will Beacham of “Looking […]

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PHOTO: Snowy ICIS London offices

As ICIS reporters living on the outskirts of snowy London discover the delights of teleworking, here is a nice sunny photo of the Winter Wonderland around the ICIS offices taken yesterday by my fellow blogger Adam Tinworth.

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Snow in Houston

Amazing news – it’s snowing in Houston.   “Something must have exploded somewhere,” said a confused Houston editor. “It doesn’t snow here.”   (photo: Landon Feller, ICIS Houston, Friday 4 December – view from the ICIS office window.)   More snow photos from the Houston Chronicle. 

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Chemical activity in the Swiss mountains

ICIS reporter Shelley Kerr was lucky enough to attend the recent “Newstone Winter Event” hosted by the brokerage at the ski resort of Engelberg in Switzerland …. “Attendees were treated to a boozy buffet lunch before being escorted in horse drawn carriages to the slopes where they were to sample air boarding to the sound […]

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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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IT’S SNOWING IN LONDON

Great excitement here because IT’S SNOWING IN LONDON. I’m working from home in between bursts of rushing outside to take photos before it all melts. I’ve had no luck so far in taking the traditional winter picture of Cat in Snow, because the snow in the garden is too deep for the cat to venture out.   […]

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