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With over 45 schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District, there’s a lot of potential future engineers and scientists coming through the ranks every year. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for most of these students or their teachers to think these are the only two paths our industry has to offer. Lucky for them, Monument’s partnership with Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) and Clear Creek ISD (CCISD) is on a mission to change that — and a whole lot more.

July 14, 2022

Milliken Prepares to Launch Major Clarifier Plant

Milliken & Company will begin production at its new clarifier plant soon in Blacksburg, S.C. This significant additional capacity will address strong worldwide demand for clarified plastic products. The company, a global manufacturer with plastic additives and colorants expertise, says this new, world-class facility will increase production capacity of its market-leading Millad® NX® 8000 polypropylene clarifier by more than 50 percent.

July 14, 2022

SOCMA Welcomes Eight New Members in First Half of 2022

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is proud to announce eight companies have joined its membership in the first half of 2022 – Infor, KPMG, MarketChemica, Powder Processing & Technology, Process Industries Consultants, Siege Engineering, TIMAB USA and Toll Solutions. The addition of these new companies brings the total membership to 140.

July 6, 2022

American Chemical Solutions Welcomes Jeremy Venter, PhD, as Chairman of the Board of Directors

American Chemical Solutions (ACS), a leading global custom chemical toll manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Jeremy Venter, PhD, to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.  In his new role, Dr. Venter will lead the Board of Directors and will provide, oversight, guidance, and mentorship to the management team in the development and execution of ACS’ strategic growth plan.

June 29, 2022

Cambrex Acquires Leading EU Stability Storage Company Q1 Scientific

Cambrex, a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) providing drug substance, drug product, and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle, today announced the acquisition of Q1 Scientific – a leading provider of environmentally-controlled cGMP stability storage services for the pharmaceutical, medical device and life science industries, strategically located in Waterford, Ireland.

June 1, 2022

Specialty Insights: SOCMA Sparks Business Growth for Specialty Chemicals Industry

ARLINGTON, VA -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today unveiled its May 2022 edition of Specialty Insights, showcasing the industry's first in-person event of the year, the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, and reinforcing the unparalleled value the event provides this unique sector.

May 25, 2022