December 13, 2019

Jenny Gaines
Senior Director, Communications & Engagement
(571) 348-5110

Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) just wrapped up its inaugural SOCMA Week in New Orleans and is pleased to announce that 13 companies have joined the innovative community of specialty and fine chemical manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the second half of 2019.

“I am thrilled to welcome this diverse group of members who bring to the table the expertise instrumental in broadening SOCMA’s breadth and reach as we continue to mirror and serve the specialty chemical value chain,” said Board of Governors Chairman Gene Williams, President of Optima Chemical Group. “I was especially pleased to recognize and personally welcome many of these new members to SOCMA during our successful annual conference in New Orleans. They each offer fresh perspectives and insight, and we look forward to working with them as we stay the course in enhancing our programming and providing Solutions for Specialties.”

New member companies are:

ACCI Specialty Materials
ACCI Specialty Materials (AC Catalysts) is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals for thermoset resins.

Advanced Polymer, Inc.
Advanced Polymer, Inc., offers a range of specialty chemicals designed for use across a broad spectrum of products and industries.

alliantgroup supports companies in engaging federal and state R&D tax credits.

Bulk Chemicals, Inc.
Bulk Chemicals, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and services specialty metal treatment chemicals.

ChemDirect is an online marketplace connecting companies with manufacturers to fulfill on-demand chemistry needs.

Exeris is a sales agency and chemical distributor representing custom chemical manufacturers.

FitNetworks is a managed services IT provider that helps companies identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Highland Tank
Highland Tanks provides custom-built tank solutions for industry, including chemical storage and processing.

Howard Industries, Inc.
Howard Industries, Inc. is a provider of toll processing and contract manufacturing services.

Kodak Specialty Chemical
Kodak Specialty Chemicals provides custom synthesis and contract manufacturing services for diverse markets.

Notch is a full-service B2B marketing agency specializing in science and technology industries.

Womble Bond Dickinson
Womble Bond Dickinson serves corporate, individual and nonprofit clients across every business sector.

WTS is a provider of by-product management services to refineries and complex chemical sites.

For more information about membership, contact Paul Hirsh, Senior Vice President, Industry Development & Strategic Partnerships, at, or (571) 348-5100.

SOCMA is part of a $300 billion industry that’s fueling the U.S. economy. Our members play an indispensable role in the global chemical supply chain, providing specialty chemicals and services to vital markets ranging from aerospace and electronics to pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

Solely dedicated to the specialty and fine chemical industry, SOCMA focuses on building commercial connections, supporting manufacturing and operations, and advocating for regulatory and legislative policies that advance our members’ ability to grow their businesses. Our network extends to influencers and decision makers in the specialty chemicals supply chain. For more information on this innovative organization, visit

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