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Camel Smoking Lounge

In Zurich airport I bumped in to my friend Philip L who was coincidentally there for a Euromap meeting. We were both rather taken with the unintentional silliness of this sign. Click here for more debate on the Camel Smoking Lounge.

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Sipchem buys trader Aectra

Swiss petrochemical trading and marketing company Aectra has been bought by Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), on the sidelines of the GPCA conference in Dubai on Wednesday.   For the full details see Luqman’s article on ICIS news, and Prema’s in-depth interview with Sipchem, following the acquisition.    

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MOVES: Styron Europe to new Horgen office

Styron Europe GmbH is moving to a new office in Horgen, Switzerland from 3 January 2012, the company informed contacts by email today.   All the employees who were previously located at the ex-parent company Dow’s offices in Bachtobelstrasse, Horgen, will move to the new office. Those from the Latex Pilot Coater in Samstagern will […]

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MOVES: Van Oosten joins Trammochem olefins

Onno van Oosten will join trader Trammochem’s global olefins trading team, working out of Switzerland, the company announced on 4 August 2011. Van Oosten was previously working for Mitsubishi in Dusseldorf, the statement added.

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MOVES: David Cartwright joins Kolmar

David Cartwright will start a new position with global trading company Zug-based Kolmar on Monday 4 July he told Nel today.   David, previously the Butadiene/C4s man at INEOS, will be overseeing Kolmar’s global olefins activities.  

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Marc Rich – The Movie

Crime and punishment do not go together in the case of former fugitive billionaire oil trader Marc Rich. Pardoned by President Bill Clinton for crimes of tax evasion and illegal oil trading with Iran, he is now living out an old age of luxury and philanthropy in Switzerland.   He was once a resident of […]

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MOVES: Gordon Adams to INEOS Nitriles

We met Gordon on East Market Street on Monday evening and he told us that he would be starting his new job as INEOS Nitriles procurement director next Monday, 4 April 2011 in Rolle (Geneva), Switzerland. He was formerly in olefins.

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Jenney moves to Dow polypropylene

Antonia Jenney, senior commercial manager, aromatics Europe, at Dow Europe GmbH in Horgen, Switzerland, is moving to the position of Product Director PP and HDPE, Dow Europe/IMEA at Dow Chemical Company – Chemicals & Plastics, I hear from Truong today.   Her aromatics position will be taken by Mr Eide Garcia, formerly Latin America Product […]

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Siermann moves to Dow polyethylene

Thys Siermann, formerly Commercial Manager Olefins at Dow Europe in Horgen, moved to a similar role on polyethylene on 1 July 2010, I hear from Nel today.   His colleague in the US, Jose Obregon is moving from Houston to Horgen, together with his family, to take over the olefins role.   Jose Obregon was […]

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John Mitchell joins Avestra

John Mitchell, formerly of LyondellBasell, has joined traders Avestra Chemical Suisse SA from 1 July 2010, the company announced on Friday. Mitchell will be trading aromatics in the Swiss office in Lausanne. He previously was product manager with responsibility for styrene and benzene at LyondellBasell in Rotterdam.

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