Latest Updates

SOCMA Guidance Document: Methylene Chloride Risk Management Rule

This members-only document is an overview of EPA’s draft rule to address risks presented by methylene chloride based on its November 2022 revised risk determination under TSCA. The downloadable guidance document focuses on the impact to chemical manufacturing facilities.

May 3, 2023

Specialty Gaines – Five Takeaways from Five Member Visits

Five members of the SOCMA team hit the road earlier this month to visit five member companies in North Carolina and South Carolina. With SOCMA’s ESG Workshop as a backdrop, this was the perfect opportunity to meet our members where they, learn the latest trends and pain points, all the while validating what is so unique about the specialty chemical industry.

May 1, 2023

SOCMA Launches Safety Emphasis Initiative

Over the next six weeks, SOCMA will deliver a series of virtual programming and resources to support operations teams in the following areas. The campaign puts safety preparedness as the focal point and will cover plant emergency response and preparedness, material handling and transfer, and crisis communications.

April 26, 2023

Safety in the Specialty Chemical Industry

The health and safety of employees is paramount to the specialty chemical industry. Specialty chemistry produces high-value chemicals, which are used in products vital to consumers and industry and serve a range of important markets including performance chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. These chemistries are critical to virtually every sector of the economy and touch almost every facet of our daily lives, and SOCMA members are committed to producing them in a safe and responsible way.

April 6, 2023

SOCMA Adds Two Industry Executives to its Board of Governors

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) recently appointed two long-time chemical executives to its Board of Governors – Paul Cahill, President, Sofix Corporation, and Joe Wilson, President & CEO, Toll Solutions, LLC.

April 5, 2023

ChemQuest Taps Philip Marsh to Lead Growth Efforts in EMEA

The ChemQuest Group, 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, has appointed Philip Marsh business development director for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

April 5, 2023