Latest Updates

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.

May 12, 2022

SOCMA Statement on USTR Court Brief and 301 Exclusions

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Vice President, Legal and Government Relations, Robert F. Helminiak released a statement today explaining that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) does not have an adequate exemption or exclusion process for Section 301 China Tariffs.

August 12, 2022

Synalloy Corporation Announces Rebrand to Ascent Industries Co.

Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) (“Synalloy” or the “Company”), an industrials company focused on the production and distribution of industrial tubular products and specialty chemicals, is announcing a corporate rebrand from Synalloy Corporation to Ascent Industries Co. (“Ascent”) effective August 10, 2022.

August 11, 2022

American Chemical Solutions Welcomes Todd Monette as Vice President of Operations

American Chemical Solutions (ACS), a leading global custom chemical toll manufacturer, today announced that Todd Monette will join the organization as Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Mr. Monette will support the organization’s mission to be a leader in the toll manufacturing business, supporting customers with diverse needs.

July 28, 2022

SOCMA Members Exhibit at Chemspec Europe in Frankfurt, Germany

SOCMA, as part of our commercial services, provides avenues for companies to identify B2B opportunities both in-person and on-demand. If you missed them at the show, connect with these companies and explore their capabilities online!

July 27, 2022

POWER Breaks Ground on Future Location

Along with Boise-based BVA Development and ESI Construction, representatives from POWER Engineers, Inc. broke ground on the company’s new Meridian, Idaho office on Friday.

July 18, 2022


With over 45 schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District, there’s a lot of potential future engineers and scientists coming through the ranks every year. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for most of these students or their teachers to think these are the only two paths our industry has to offer. Lucky for them, Monument’s partnership with Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) and Clear Creek ISD (CCISD) is on a mission to change that — and a whole lot more.

July 14, 2022

Milliken Prepares to Launch Major Clarifier Plant

Milliken & Company will begin production at its new clarifier plant soon in Blacksburg, S.C. This significant additional capacity will address strong worldwide demand for clarified plastic products. The company, a global manufacturer with plastic additives and colorants expertise, says this new, world-class facility will increase production capacity of its market-leading Millad® NX® 8000 polypropylene clarifier by more than 50 percent.

July 14, 2022