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Six New Members Strengthen SOCMA Specialties Community

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) proudly welcomes Johnson Matthey, Sharp International Services, American Chemical Solutions, Kelly Registration Systems, Sage and Treadstone Advisors, expanding the association’s membership to 142 companies that represent diverse innovation and capabilities across the specialty and fine chemicals supply chain.

April 8, 2021

Ascensus Specialties Acquires Strem Chemicals

Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”) and Ascensus Specialties LLC (“Ascensus”) today announced that Ascensus has completed the acquisition of Strem Chemicals, Inc. (“Strem” or the “Company”). Strem is a global leader in high-purity, research-grade catalysts, ligands, organometallics, metal carbonyls and CVD/ALD precursors.

April 7, 2021


SOCMA Launches Policy Webinar Series in April

As the specialty chemicals industry anticipates new policy and regulations coming under the Biden Administration, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is hosting its Policy Webinar Series throughout April to focus these key topics that are crucial to its membership and the value chain.

March 30, 2021


Best Practices and Considerations for Developing Vaccine Policy in the Specialty Chemical Industry

As SOCMA continues to keep a pulse on the specialty and fine chemical industry, we understand that companies across the industry are grappling with how to encourage employee inoculations now that there’s increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines. We’ve spoken with leaders from Texas to Rhode Island and everywhere in between about how they are handling the vaccination within their companies, and here are a few takeaways you can consider when implementing your own plans.

March 22, 2021




SOCMA Recognizes March as Manufacturing Excellence Month

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) kicks off March as Manufacturing Excellence Month, with plans to highlight Performance Improvement Award winners and showcase specialty chemical capabilities.

March 2, 2021