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ACI 2013: Emphasis returns to innovation as prices stabilize

5:02 PM MST | February 11, 2013 | —Vincent Valk and Rebecca Coons in Orlando

Nelson: Price volatily becoming ‘inherent.’ Innovation and sustainability were top concerns at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) annual conference in Orlando late last month. Kevin Gallagher, president of Croda and head of Croda’s North American operations, thinks “most people are cautiously optimistic" about 2013. "I think the year is starting strong for many companies. Maybe not as strong as everyone would like, but better than last year." Price volatility has eased and the focus on innovation has sharpened...

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