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SOCMA to Host Cybersecurity Executive Roundtable

SOCMA is hosting an Executive Roundtable on October 6 with leading industry experts sharing best practices on how companies can enhance current operating practices to prevent and mitigate business interruption. SOCMA’s Executive Roundtable: Cybersecurity’s Role in Manufacturing is the cornerstone of the association’s Cyber Security Month offerings and will provide a greater understanding of exposure, risks and how companies can address them.

September 16, 2021


Nova Molecular Technologies, Inc. (Nova), a leading manufacturer of high-purity solvents, broke ground on a new facility in the Pocatalico East Industrial Site in Sumter, South Carolina on August 12th. This expansion is one of Nova’s large-scale growth projects announced in late 2019. Phase one construction is expected to be complete in 2022 with the full project completion expected by 2024.

August 26, 2021

Philippe Deecke appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Lonza Group

onza today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Philippe Deecke as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Lonza Group. The appointment will be effective from 1 December 2021. Philippe will succeed Rodolfo J. Savitzky as a member of the Lonza Executive Committee.

August 26, 2021

Archroma announces Chief Financial Officer succession

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has appointed Thomas Bucher as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1 October 2021, replacing Roland Waibel who will retire.

August 18, 2021

SOCMA Announces Upcoming Manufacturing Solutions Days

ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) proudly announces two additional dates for its successful Manufacturing Solutions Day platform on September 15 and November 17.

August 13, 2021

LANXESS completes acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS completed the second-largest acquisition in its history on August 3 with the takeover of Emerald Kalama Chemical. The US-based specialty chemicals manufacturer was majority-owned by affiliates of private equity firm American Securities LLC. All required regulatory approvals have been received.

August 3, 2021