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Hear critical intel from the Chemspec Europe show floor; namely an up-close look into trends and variables impacting SOCMA members and the North American and global specialty chemical landscape. Read on to tell us if your experience matches with what we're hearing.

June 1, 2023

Advocacy in Action | SOCMA Voices Concern Over Changes to MPU Exclusion, Hazardous Waste Incineration Backlog Hindering Production

SOCMA advocated on our member companies’ behalf with EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) about the impact that changes to the Manufacturing Process Unit (MPU) Exclusion under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) have on specialty chemical facilities. The meeting also focused on the Definition of Solid Waste and the impeding backlog of hazardous secondary waste incineration.

May 5, 2023

Specialty Gaines – Five Takeaways from Five Member Visits

Five members of the SOCMA team hit the road earlier this month to visit five member companies in North Carolina and South Carolina. With SOCMA’s ESG Workshop as a backdrop, this was the perfect opportunity to meet our members where they, learn the latest trends and pain points, all the while validating what is so unique about the specialty chemical industry.

May 1, 2023

SOCMA Adds Two Industry Executives to its Board of Governors

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) recently appointed two long-time chemical executives to its Board of Governors – Paul Cahill, President, Sofix Corporation, and Joe Wilson, President & CEO, Toll Solutions, LLC.

April 5, 2023

SOCMA Welcomes Seven New Members in Q1 2023

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has continued its growth into 2023 with the announcement of seven new member companies –ACCI Specialty Materials, AVN Corporation, Edgewater Capital Partners, EPIC Systems,FMI Capital Advisors, Shree Ganesh Remedies, Ltd., Vertrauen Chemie Solutions. These companies bring SOCMA’s membership to nearly 150 members.

April 3, 2023

SOCMA Hosts ESG Workshop for Contract Manufacturers in April

As more contract chemical manufacturers implement ESG programs into operations, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) announces its upcoming in-person ESG workshop, “Developing an ESG Strategy,” April 11 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

March 30, 2023

SOCMA Welcomes New Class to its Board of Governors

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today announced its 2023 Board of Governors, including six new Board members and a new slate of Executive Officers. Kate Hampford Donahue of Hampford Research, Inc. commences two-year tenure as Board Chair.

January 18, 2023

SOCMA Show Relocates to Nashville in 2023

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show will be held March 1-3, 2023, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, TN.

January 17, 2023

SOCMA Welcomes Four New Members in Q4 2022

SOCMA wraps up a successful year with a total of 144 members comprising of manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. Read on to find out who our newest members are and what's attracting them to the leading association for the specialty and batch chemical industry.

December 15, 2022

SOCMA Recognizes 12 Companies Leading in Environmental, Health & Safety

ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce 12 member companies are the recipients of the association’s 2022 Performance Improvement Awards, highlighting their commitment to excellence in environmental, health and safety (EHS).

November 8, 2022