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Member Spotlight | ArroChem

SOCMA is shining a spotlight on one of our newer members – ArroChem. Located in Mount Holly, NC, ArroChem specializes in industrial chemical blending, private labeling, and toll manufacturing services.

June 5, 2023

Ascent Chemicals Hires Hari Aparajith as Director, New Process Development

Ascent Industries Co. (Nasdaq: ACNT) (“Ascent” or the “Company”), an industrials company focused on the production and distribution of industrial tubular products and specialty chemicals, is proud to announce the hiring of Hari Aparajith, Ph.D, MBA, as Director, New Process Development of Ascent Chemicals.

May 16, 2023

Advocacy in Action | SOCMA Voices Concern Over Changes to MPU Exclusion, Hazardous Waste Incineration Backlog Hindering Production

SOCMA advocated on our member companies’ behalf with EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) about the impact that changes to the Manufacturing Process Unit (MPU) Exclusion under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) have on specialty chemical facilities. The meeting also focused on the Definition of Solid Waste and the impeding backlog of hazardous secondary waste incineration.

May 5, 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

Event Recap: Performance Improvement Award Dinner

SOCMA was thrilled to honor this year’s Performance Improvement Award winners at a celebratory dinner and awards presentation during the 2022 SOCMA Summit. It was the perfect way to set the festive atmosphere for celebrating specialty chemical manufacturers who are leading the way in environmental, health and safety initiatives.

December 21, 2022

The Post-COVID Supply Chain – What Will it Look Like?

At some point, COVID will come to an end (or, as some experts point out, will become endemic and life will stabilize). From a chemical supply chain perspective, however, what does a post-COVID world look like? Read on for five ways chemical supply chains will likely evolve.

January 20, 2022

Supreme Court Ruling Deals Blow to OSHA ETS on Vaccination and Testing

SOCMA Blog: While we are not at the finish line on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, the Supreme Court dealt a strong blow against it on Thursday, stating in the decision that the Court believes legal opposition to the ETS is “likely to prevail.”

January 14, 2022