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Ethanol bonanza over as swineflu fears recede

The ICIS Ethanol (Europe) report this week had a few comments on the fact that demand for ethanol into handwash had taken a nosedive.   This previous boom sector had dwindled away because concerns over swineflu had become a thing of the past.   Those of us with limited attention spans have failed to keep […]

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Swine flu kept at bay by common cold

Swine flu may have been halted in its tracks by the rise of a common cold virus, according to an article in this week’s New Scientist.   Research in the US, France and Sweden has shown that rhinovirus, which causes colds, was on the rise just as the number of swine flu cases began to […]

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Arkema’s swineflu precautions

In the face of the sweeping contagion of swine flu, employees at Arkema’s Lavera site are prepared to go to all lengths to keep production running, even to the point of sleeping on site to avoid catching the virus, according to this article on today’s Le Figaro website. The article goes on to say that […]

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Swine flu stalks the ACC conference

ICIS Houston managing editor Stephen Burns survived the ACC conference, and sends this tale and video …   The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has revealed that an attendee at its annual meeting in Colorado Springs earlier this month had contracted the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.   “Our information indicates that this individual […]

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Flu fears prompt cancellations at APIC conference

ICIS editors are setting off from the Singapore office on Tuesday night for the seven hour flight to Seoul, South Korea for the APIC conference on 14-15 May, despite news of delegate cancellations due to swine flu fears. I’ve been following with fascination the news from Asian companies who have been talking quite openly about their cancellations.   Steve Tan’s article on […]

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