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The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is the only U.S. based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making us the leading authority on this sector. We advocate on behalf of the industry for rational U.S. laws and regulations that affect the members' competitiveness and bottom line. In addition, SOCMA offers programs and resources that maximize companies’ commercial and networking opportunities and increase the public’s confidence in specialty chemicals.

Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies. Our member companies are located around the world and encompass every segment of the industry. We recognize members play an indispensable role in the global chemical industry by producing intermediates, specialty chemicals and ingredients used to develop a wide range of commercial and consumer products. These products are essential to the well-being and lives of people everywhere.





What Members Are Saying…

“Right off the bat, SOCMA’s ChemStewards provides you with a template that shows you good practices that should be implemented across-the-board.  And the dialogue with other members and SOCMA staff is very valuable.  You would have to pay a lot of money to bring in that kind of expertise, but with SOCMA, it’s all a benefit of membership.”

Dave Hurder
Vice President
McGean Inc.