Latest Updates


Comments: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) review of action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute.

January 13, 2020

Comments: CSB Accidental Release Reporting

SOCMA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s proposed accidental release reporting rule.

January 13, 2020

Bio-Process Systems Alliance Elects Board Members for 2020-2021 Terms

The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA), the international industry association of the single-use bio-processing industry, is pleased to announce the election of Board of Directors members who will serve two-year terms in leadership roles through December 31, 2021.

January 10, 2020


Cambrex Announces Management Changes and Board Appointments

Cambrex Corporation, the leading small molecule company providing drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle, today announced changes to its management team and Board of Directors to accelerate growth and further operational excellence, building upon its trusted reputation for the highest quality pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities.

January 6, 2020


Edgewater’s DanChem® Awarded SOCMA’s 2019 Performance Improvement Silver in Stakeholder Communications

We’re excited to announce that DanChem, a portfolio company of Edgewater Capital, was awarded a Silver – Stakeholder Communications by The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) in their 2019 Performance Improvement Awards. SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making them the leading authority on this sector.

December 18, 2019

SOCMA Welcomes 13 New Member Companies

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) just wrapped up its inaugural SOCMA Week in New Orleans and is pleased to announce that 13 companies have joined the innovative community of specialty and fine chemical manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the second half of 2019.

December 13, 2019

Comments: New Chemicals Hearing

SOCMA acknowledges and is grateful for EPA’s ongoing work to resolve the backlog of new chemical notices, to streamline the review process for submissions, and to adopt more realistic assumptions about workplace protections. However, we continue to hear from our members that the current program still lacks predictability and transparency.

December 10, 2019

SOCMA Re-Elects Gene Williams as Board of Governors Chair

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Gene Williams, President of Optima Chemical Group, was re-elected today as Chairman of its Board of Governors. The association also re-elected officers to serve on its Executive Committee and added six new members to the Class of 2022 during its 98th Annual Business Meeting Thursday, December 5, in New Orleans.

December 5, 2019