The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (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 to companies in markets ranging from aerospace and electronics to pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

As the only U.S.-based trade association solely dedicated to the specialty and fine chemical industry, we are expanding our foundation by developing ChemSectors with a focus on growing key market segments. These include:

  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical Chemicals
  • Performance Chemicals

Our industry network extends to more than 20,000 influencers and decision makers in the specialty chemicals supply chain. For more information on becoming a part of this growing and innovative association, visit our membership section.


SOCMA speaks for and serves specialty chemical companies which make products essential to the life, health and well-being of people everywhere. SOCMA achieves its mission by

  • Accelerating the potential for member growth and strengthening the members' business and operations
  • Increasing public confidence in the chemical industry
  • Positively influencing the passage of rational laws and regulations


SOCMA is the recognized voice of the specialty chemical industry. SOCMA strives to enable safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible operations which are internationally competitive and contribute to a healthy, productive economy.

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