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Chemical advert #19: Mitsui’s “Evolved to succeed”

This full page advert for Mitsui was in today’s Financial Times. The section “Feed the World” at the foot of the page is all about Mitsui’s fertilizer marketing and trading, with a handy aide memoire on which fertilizer nourishes which part of the growing plant.

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MOVES: Restructure of Petrofina Aromatics Trading Europe

Petrofina has restructured its European aromatics trading team from 1 January 2012, the general manager of the team announced by email to all business contacts on 25 January. Martin Carbonez will be responsible for spot trading on Mixed Xylenes, Para-xylenes, Ortho-xylenes and Toluene. Bart Fellinga will be responsible for Benzene, Benzene feedstock and Cyclohexane. Alexis […]

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MOVES: Michael Peeters joins Vinmar

Michael Peeters, formerly with ExxonMobil, has joined traders Vinmar in January, the company informed the Blog on Monday.   Based in Belgium, he will be in the Olefins Europe team, where he will be focussing on crude C4s, butadiene and propylene, the same products which he handled in his previous role as olefins scheduler at […]

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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: 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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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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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: Traders join Petrochemical East

A new name in the petchem trading world is Petrochemical East, which traders say has recently started up with some former traders from Summit. A new company website will be ready in a couple of weeks, a company source messaged us today.

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Chemicals II: the Next Generation

More children are following their parents into the chemicals industry. Like “Star Trek 2: the Next Generation,” the Blog keeps coming across their fresh new faces at industry events. At NPRA, we met again Kraasen, son of Miroslav Mladenov at Kolmar. And then Bart, son of Roger Reekmans, now at GE Power and Water. So […]

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Sandelowsky joins EPL committee

The European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL) committee has elected Ruth Sandelowsky of Kolmar to join the committee as of 3 March 2011, replacing Peter Demetriadi who has completed his three years today.   She takes over the position as the trader member of the committee, and will be in charge of inviting speakers for the EPL […]

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