Latest Updates

Lonza to Expand Microbial Development Laboratories

Lonza, a global manufacturing partner to the pharma, biotech and nutrition industries, today announced it has invested in additional microbial development capabilities in Switzerland. The investment will support increased capacity of development services targeting microbial-derived proteins with expanded laboratory space and equipment to be in use by the end of 2021.

November 16, 2021

SOCMA Welcomes Five New Members in Q3

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome five new member companies to the association – Northrop Grumman, Chemical Products Corporation (CPC), Custom Equipment Company (CEC), VelocityEHS and Boaz Partners.

November 16, 2021

Synalloy Appoints John Zuppo as Executive Vice President of Synalloy Chemicals

Synalloy Corporation, an industrials company focused on the production and distribution of piping, tubing and specialty chemicals, has appointed John Zuppo as executive vice president of Synalloy Chemicals, effective November 12, 2021. With this appointment, all of Synalloy’s chemicals subsidiaries will now report directly to Zuppo.

November 15, 2021

SOCMA Assists Members with OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine ETS Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to carry out the September 9 Executive Order (EO) requiring companies with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations (with health and religious exemptions), or take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear masks.

November 12, 2021

Milliken & Company Announces Carbon-Neutral Flooring Portfolio

Today, global manufacturer Milliken & Company announces a new milestone in its ongoing sustainability journey. All Milliken carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products around the globe are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint using Verified Carbon Standard credits.

November 11, 2021

Lonza to Acquire Exosomics Service Unit to Expand Exosomes Service Offering

Lonza, a global manufacturing partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition industries, announced today the acquisition of the service unit from Exosomics, a leading extracellular vesicles biotech company. The agreement includes Exosomics' service team, service assets and laboratories in Siena, Italy. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Lonza has been a minority shareholder of Exosomics since 2017 and will remain a shareholder after the acquisition of the service unit is complete.

November 2, 2021

SOCMA Still on Mission After 100 Years

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today celebrates 100 years of providing Solutions for Specialties with the launch of its commemorative 100th Anniversary Edition of Specialty Insights.

October 28, 2021