Surfactants Monthly Review March 2016 – Of Kardashians and Canaries This month’s blog posting, is brief primarily due to a heavy travel schedule during April. As many blog readers and conference attendees know, I am fond of working pop culture references into my analyses of the surfactant industry. For that reason, I was most impressed by the question raised in a recent issue of ICIS Chemical Business, i.e. “Could BPA be the Kim Kardashian of Petrochemicals”, referencing the controversy that rages whenever BPA (bis-Phenol A) is mentioned in polite company. Attendees at 2015’s World Surfactant Conference in NYC will recall our discussion of certain members of the hip-hop fraternity and conclusion that Solvay could well be the “Kanye West of the Surfactant Industry”. West, of course as notorious for being married to Ms. Kardashian as he is for borrowing riffs and hooks from the pop music pantheon for his own work. Solvay was quite happy with this light hearted metaphor until earlier this year, when West got into some financial difficulties as a result of, let’s say, debt to various private and public entities. Solvay let me know, with surprising speed thereafter, that they carry very prudent levels of leverage….
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