Latest Updates


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.

June 10, 2019

SOCMA ChemTrends: Ingredient Communication (Performance Sector)

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.

June 5, 2019


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

June 3, 2019

SOCMA Welcomes 7 New Members

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.

May 30, 2019


SOCMA Congratulates Manufacturers Chemicals for 100 Years of Service!

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.

May 16, 2019

SOCMA Returns to New Orleans to Launch SOCMA Week

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.

May 15, 2019


GFS Chemicals Adds New Product to Industry Leading Solutions

GFS Chemicals has added a new product to its list of non-aqueous hydrogen chloride solutions. The new product is a three-molar solution of hydrogen chloride in isopropyl acetate, which will allow GFS to service a growing customer base in more demanding process chemistries.

May 7, 2019