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Frank Jang joins Integra

Frank Jang, currently with KPIC Corporation, will join petrochemical traders Integra from September 2012, the company emailed the Blog on Monday. Jang, currently manager for international trade-team 5 at KPIC, will be working alongside Integra’s Asian traders as part of the Korean country team.

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Starfuels acquires Excalibur Oil Brokerage

Oilbroker Starfuels has acquired petrochemical brokerage Excalibur, the Blog hearsat the EPL in Sofia on 13-15 June 2012. Starfuels,based in Nyon, Switzerland, is a new venture from the original owner and foundersof Starsupply, which will be “a global brand of physical-orientated niche oilbrokers,” the company annoucned. Theacquisition of Rotterdam-based Excalibur Oil Brokerage BV, now the […]

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MOVES: Todd Rogers to Integra Houston

Todd Rogers, currently with Shell Chemicals aromatics team in Houston, will be joining Integra in Houston on 1 April 2012, the company announced today. Rogers will be heading up Integra’s aromatics business in the USA. “The Integra Group’s aromatics team is comprised of Peter Johansen in Brussels, Jereme Aziz, and  Waraporn Pumpaisanchai in Singapore, BW […]

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MOVES: Merijn Van Dijk to Trafigura

Merijn Van Dijk, formerly with InterChem,is now an aromatics trader at Trafigura, he announced on LinkedIn today. “Last week I started at Trafigura in Geneva … I will be trading benzene and other aromatics in Europe,” he emailed the Blog. Van Dijk had previously been inlogistics, and later traded toluene, mixed xylenes and methanol in […]

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MOVES: Noorlander to Starsupply

Wietse Noorlander, formerly with Excalibur Oil Brokerage, has joined brokers Starsupply Petroleum Europe BV, he informed the Blog today. Based in Capelle a/d IJssel in the Netherlands, Noorlander will be setting up a chemical desk for Starsupply, starting with aromatics, he said.

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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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PHOTOS: Kolmar brunch at EPCA Berlin 2011

It’s good to see the official photos from the Kolmar brunch on the Sunday of EPCA in Berlin, via a photographer’s link which David C has forwarded to Nel today.    The event was again in the Charlottenburg Palace, and that is a beautiful location with very fine food. The Blog has idled away too much […]

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MOVES: Petri Mäkelä to Fred Holmberg & Co Oy

Petri Mäkelä, formerly with Oy Finnco Trading and Nizhex Scandinavia, has joined Fred Holmberg & Co Oy, he informed the Blog on Wednesday.   Mäkelä will be based at the office in Hamina, Finland.   Mäkelä and Fred Holmberg are old companions from their days on styrene at Nizhex.   The Blog had the pleasure […]

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MOVES: Trammochem to Zurich

Trammochem AG is moving into the city of Zurich at the end of October, from the Swiss town of Altendorf, Ashok tells me at the Mitsubishi party on Saturday at EPCA.   The offices are in the Prime Tower, which is the tallest building in Switzerland, and the new location will be more convenient for […]

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TRADER MOVES: Philip Cho joins AOT

Philip Cho has joined Astra Oil Trading (AOT) to trade aromatics in Asia, the company informed the Blog last week.   Cho, formerly business manager Asia styrene monomer at Total Petrochemicals Hong Kong, started with AOT on 19 September 2011.   He joins Martin Riepl and Clay Walker, both ex-Summit, in AOT’s chemicals trading team.

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