Innovation, sustainability and acquisitions are driving suppliers of cleaning chemicals even as the global economy struggles to recover, according to industry executives attending the American Cleaning Institute's 2013 Industry Convention. Examples include Pilot Chemical's purchase of Mason Chemical, BASF's Trigger Point Concept and Evonik's efforts with ACI to streamline chemical information for oleochemicals. "We're trying to simplify things like documentation and paperwork. An alkyl description lets you do that," said David Del Guercio of Evonik.
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