Welcome to the new SOCMA! The association today unveiled its new modern brand that clearly focuses on its members and how SOCMA provides solutions for a dynamic specialties industry.
GRACE MATTHEWS ADVISES H.B. FULLER ON THE DIVESTITURE OF ITS SURFACTANTS, THICKENERS AND DISPERSANTS BUSINESS TO TIARCO, LLC
H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco, LLC (“Tiarco”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc., for $71 million. Grace Matthews advised H.B. Fuller Company on this transaction.
Arlington, VA - Innovation and commercialization of the next generation of opportunities in single-use processing and cell therapies is a key focus of the Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) 9th Annual International Single-Use Summit, July 22-24, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.
The Cincinnati Enquirer Names Pilot Chemical Company a Winner of the Cincinnati Top Workplaces 2019 Award
Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
I recently had discussions with downstream industry trade groups representing companies to whom many of our members supply ingredients and intermediates -- HCPA (Household and Consumer Products Association) and ACI (American Cleaning Institute) -- on issues impacting their members which could also impact SOCMA members (their suppliers) and possible forced disclosures of chemical formulations.
Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has published the 2019 edition of its TSCA manual, TSCA Compliance: A Company Guide, to serve as an industry resource for companies looking to develop and implement a site-specific TSCA compliance program.
Carve-out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients will help segment to become a global leader in microbial control
Basel, Switzerland – Lonza Group today announced its intention to proceed with a carve-out of its Specialty Ingredients segment (LSI). The decision will see the LSI business under independent management, with increased control over its operations and costs. The segment will remain fully owned by Lonza. The company has already commenced with the separation and expects to complete the process by mid-year 2020
Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome an additional seven new members who operate in the specialty and fine chemical value chain. The companies were recently approved for membership by the Board of Governors, bringing the number of new SOCMA members this year to 13.
Cleveland, TN – With an ever-evolving and competitive landscape in the specialty chemical industry, few companies can tout 100 years of service. Manufacturers Chemicals, a segment of Synalloy Chemicals located in Cleveland, Tennessee, has achieved this milestone by maintaining a resilient, laser-focused vision and staying ahead of industry trends.
Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates is headed to New Orleans for its inaugural SOCMA Week. The event will serve to celebrate the success of our industry, but more importantly, be the catalyst for professionals in the specialties value chain to trade operational best practices and discuss pain points with colleagues facing the same issues.