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Plasticine – another perfect petrochemical toy

Plasticine, the multi-coloured putty-like modelling clay beloved of children and animators. Why has it never occurred to the Blog that this is another perfect petrochemical toy?   What is it made from? Calcium salts, petroleum jelly and aliphatic acids, according to Online Schools, and the trademark is owned by Flair Leisure Products, based in Cheam, […]

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VIDEO: Houston storm – flooding outside ICIS office

Here’s 45 seconds of video from the mini-flood in Houston on the morning of Monday 9 January, taken by our own Stephen Burns.   “It’s now mostly drained away but (it was) fun while it lasted,” he added.

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VIDEO, PHOTOS: GPCA 2011 digital review

The digital review of GPCA, published by ICIS today, is a combination of video interviews and top quality photos from the event.   Including interviews with Mohamed Al-Mady, Hamad Al-Terkait, Tom Crotty and Stephen Pryor by our own John Baker, the digital review is in addition to the official conference publication, which was distributed at […]

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The Age of Endorsement – Houston presentation

I embellished my presentation to the Houston editorial team this week with a short video clip that I’d shot in the London office on Tuesday. It was a two-minute clip of my colleague Helena, who is a markets reporter in the ICIS London team, talking to me about some creative refinements she had made to […]

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VIDEO: Chemistry – It’s All About You

  Here’s another well-made video about chemicals in everyday life. This one from EPCA is slightly more ambitious in its scope than previous educational videos we have seen, with some attractive international scenes, some unexpectedly hi-tech examples and a nice tinkling soundtrack.   See other videos on the same subject: More Top Chemical Adverts 

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Boy George in Budapest

Singer Boy George was checking in to the Hilton on the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest on Friday evening, as we passed through the lobby on our pre-EPCA stroll round the city.   The celebrity was clearly ready to turn in for the evening, but patiently signed autographs for a group of waiting fans before being […]

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America’s Peace Fuel – Ethanol

Ethanol groups have produced a series of video campaign ads to promote ethanol over crude oil products – my fellow blogger Doris has them all on her blog here, and they are quite startling in their patriotic fervour.   “We won’t have to wait millions of years to replenish our ETHANOL reserves – America’s Renewable […]

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Shell’s new Singapore complex

This is one impressive press release full of wizzy features. It’s Shell’s announcement about the completion of its integrated oil and petrochemicals production hub in Singapore – with embedded video and some scenic wide panoramic shots of the site. photo: Panoramic view of the ethylene cracker at the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex, Singapore.

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VIDEO: News As It Happens – ICIS news promo

Hot from our creative team, the latest ICIS news promotional video is ready to go ..  

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White Stripes’ Lego video shortlisted for Best of Decade

The White Stripes’ Lego pop video for their “Fell in Love with a Girl” single (2002) was shortlisted by the Guardian in its Best Music Videos of the Noughties on 24 December 2009. Director Michel Gondry and his team spent weeks building the White Stripes out of Lego, the well-known petrochemical toy.   The Guardian’s […]

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