Latest Updates

ChemQuest Expands TraQr® Forecasting and Analysis Offerings

The ChemQuest Group, Inc., a global consulting firm focused on tailored business strategy and optimization, technology acceleration, market intelligence, and M&A advisory services for the specialty materials industry, is pleased to announce that it has expanded the solutions available in its TraQr® (pronounced “tracker”) family of market forecasting and analysis tools.

July 9, 2024

SOCMA Appoints Bryan Kitchen to Board of Governors

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has appointed J. Bryan Kitchen to its Board of Governors.  Bryan serves as CEO of Ascent Industries and has nearly two decades of senior leadership experience in the chemicals industry, having previously served in executive and leadership roles for Clearon Corporation, Xingfa USA, ANGUS Chemical Company and The Dow Chemical Company.

June 25, 2024

Q2 2024 SOCMA Pulse Poll Provides Industry Snapshot

SOCMA conducted its quarterly commercial pulse poll, which provided a snapshot on the state of the industry and additional benchmarking data. Respondents showed cautious optimism for 2024. The Q2 Pulse Poll indicates the majority of respondents show higher levels of growth compared to 2023, with more effort into new market expansion.

June 10, 2024

OSHA Releases Long-Awaited Updates to Hazard Communication Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule updating the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The HCS ensures chemical safety in the workplace by requiring manufacturers to provide information about hazardous chemicals through labels, safety data sheets, and training to employees. The final rule becomes effective July 19, 2024. 

May 20, 2024