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Association & Consortium Management Affiliates

Below are current associations SOCMA manages. For more information, or to inquire about forming a new association, please contact Dr. Tucker Helmes at (202) 721-4154.
 

  The Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP)
  Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA)
  Biphenyl Work Group (BWG)
  Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF)
  Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA)
  Dibasic Esters Group (DBE)
  ETAD North America (ETAD)
  Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVA)
  High Production Volume Consortia (HPV)
  Institute for Polyacrylate Absorbents (IPA)
  International Activated Carbon Manufacturers Association (IACMA)
  International Regulatory Compliance Network (IRCN)
  Nanotechnology Coalition (NANO

 


The Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes, Ph.D.
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


The Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP), formerly known as the Personal Absorbent Products Council (PAPC), is the trade association for personal hygiene products. It provides information on the scientific, regulatory and related issues which may impact upon health, safety and environmental aspects of the manufacture, use and disposal of consumer products containing superabsorbent material including disposable diapers, training pants, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence products, and wet wipes. For more information, please visit www.bahp.com.

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Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) 

Managed by: Ott Consulting
     
    Kevin Ott
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4125
  Fax: (202) 296-8120
     
    Jeanette McCool
    Associate
    Phone: (202) 721-4163


The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) was formed in 2005 as an industry-led corporate member trade association dedicated to encouraging and accelerating the adoption of single use manufacturing technologies used in the production of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines. BPSA facilitates education, sharing of best practices, development of consensus guides and business-to-business networking opportunities among its member company employees. For more information, please visit www.bpsalliance.org or contact Kevin Ott, Executive Director at ottk@socma.com.  

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Biphenyl Work Group (BWG)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes Ph.D.
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


The Biphenyl Work Group (BWG) was reinstituted in 1994 to address the inclusion of biphenyl on the Hazardous Air Pollutants rule at EPA. BWG also interacts with EPA/OSHA on the Dermal Absorption Testing Program and committed to submit a biphenyl High Production Volume (HPV) test plan in 2003.  BWG currently is conducting further toxicological and mechanism studies on biphenyl to address the classification of biphenyl under EPA’s IRIS program and under the EU REACH program.

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Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF)

Managed by: John DiLoreto
  Executive Director
  Phone: (301) 987-0924
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF) is an industry trade organization for U.S. manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), their intermediates and excipients. It was created in 2002 as an affiliate organization of SOCMA in response to industry demands to address regulatory and plant operations issues related to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) compliance. The primary objective of the BPTF is to establish sound working relationships with regulators, allied industries and the public and to serve as a reliable source for the development and implementation of balanced regulations and industry guidance resources.

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Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA)

Managed by: David J. Wawer
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4141, Ext. 4901
     
  Tatiana Letcheva
  Associate
  Phone: (202) 721-4141, Ext. 4903


The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association is an industry trade association representing small, medium and large color pigments manufacturing companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In addition, the association represents foreign color pigments manufacturers that sell products in the US, Canada and Mexico. Suppliers of intermediates and other chemical products that serve North American color pigments manufacturers are also members of the association. The association provides US and International advocacy programs in support of the color pigments industry on matters pertaining to environment, health and safety issues. For more information, please visit www.pigments.org.

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Dibasic Esters (DBE)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes, Ph.D.
  Managing Director, AMS
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


Formed in 1995, the Dibasic Esters (DBE) group organized to address EPA’s and Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) testing consent order under TSCA Section 4 for three Dibasic Esters: Dimethyl Succinate (DMS); Dimethyl Glutarate (DMG); and Dimethyl Adipate (DMA).

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ETAD North America (ETAD)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes, Ph.D.
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


ETAD North America represents the dye manufacturing industry in the NAFTA region. As the North American operation of the international organization, Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers, it is a technical organization that addresses health, environmental, and safety issues affecting dyes. ETAD North America affiliated with SOCMA in 1982 as the U.S. Dye Manufacturers Operating Committee of ETAD (USOC/ETAD) and changed its name in 2001 to reflect its expanded mission dealing with issues relevant to the North American dyes industry. More information is available at: www.etad.com.

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Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVA)

Managed by: Ott Consulting
     
    Kevin Ott
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4125
  Fax: (202) 296-8120
     
    Jeanette McCool
    Associate
    Phone: (202) 721-4163


Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVA) was launched in the fall of 2009 as an independent, dedicated, proactive, integrated and informal advocacy network to rapidly respond at the federal, state and local levels to de-selection threats which affect the continued business interests of the flexible vinyl industry. The FVA, through its broad base of participants, provides information, messaging and guidance for its members, in order for them to effectively advocate for the proven safety, economy and utility of flexible vinyl products, which are used widely in consumer products, military settings, automobiles, buildings, hospitals and in life-saving medical applications, among others. FVA consists of a core group of trade associations and interested industry concerns, to include raw materials suppliers, compounders, manufacturers, processors, converters, manufacturers of finished products and other constituencies. The FVA is led by its own autonomous Steering Committee reflecting the complete flexible vinyl value chain. For more information, please visit www.flexvinylalliance.com.

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High Production Volume Consortia (HPV)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes, Ph.D.
  Managing Director, AMS
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


The High Production Volume (HPV) challenge is a volunteer program seeking health and environmental toxicity data. Its members include chemical manufacturers and importers of chemicals subject to the program’s guidelines. SOCMA’s AMC manages 20 consortia responsible for 72 chemicals under the program. The 20 consortia include Benzene Phosphorus Dichloride/Benzene Phosphinic Acid Coalition (BPD/BPA), Benzotriazoles Coalition, Biphenyl Work Group (BWG), Blue 79:1 Coalition, Chlorobenzene Producers Association (CPA), Chloroethane Producers Consortium (CPC), Chloroformates/Acid Chlorides Coalition (CFACC), COPS-1:1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-hydroxy-3- (2-propen-l-yloxy)-, sodium salt (1:1) (CAS No. 52556-42-0); DiBasic Esters Group (DBE), Dichlorobenzidine Dihydrochloride Coalition (DCB), Isatoic Anhydride Coalition, Metal Carboxylates Coalition, (MCC), 4,4’-Methylene Bis(2-chloroaniline) Consortium (MBOCA), Phenolic Benzotriazoles Association (PBA); Sulfated Castor Oil (SCO) Castor oil, sulfated, sodium salt (CAS No. 68187-76-8); SOCMA Sulfosuccinates Group (SSG), SOCMA Urea Resins Group (SURG), Sodium Formaldehyde Bisulfite Manufacturers Association (SFBMA), SWATF Stilbene Brighteners Coalition (SWATF), and U.S. Nitroglycerine Producers Consortium (USNPC) and 4-Vinylcyclohexene Coalition (4- VCH).

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Institute for Polyacrylate Absorbents (IPA)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes, Ph.D.
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


The Institute for Polyacrylate Absorbents (IPA) is an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), with a mission of scientific research and public education concerning the safe manufacture and use of polyacrylate superabsorbent polymers. Based in Washington, DC, IPA members include all of the North American manufacturers of polyacrylate-based superabsorbents and leading consumer product companies who use polyacrylate superabsorbents in personal care products. These polymers are predominantly used in personal hygiene products such as disposable diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products, wet wipes, and related products.

While IPA focuses on North America, it maintains close ties with international groups that share its interest in polyacrylate superabsorbent materials including the Superabsorbent Producers and Converters Expert Committee (SPACE), a subunit of EDANA, the European-based trade association for nonwovens, the Asia Superabsorbent Polymers Industry Association (ASPIA), and the Japan Superabsorbent Polymers Industry Association (JASPIA).

For more information, please visit www.superabsorbents.com.

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International Activated Carbon Manufacturers Association (IACMA)

Managed by: C. Tucker Helmes, Ph.D.
  Executive Director
  Phone: (202) 721-4154
  Fax: (202) 296-8120


The International Activated Carbon Manufacturers Association (IACMA) affiliated as an organization under SOCMA in 2000 to promote the growth and awareness of the activated carbon industry worldwide.  Currently inactive, IACMA’s mission focused on four strategic goals: (1) product stewardship; (2) regulatory advocacy; (3) test methods and performance standards; and (4) information exchange.  Membership included regular members who are manufacturers of activated carbon as well as associate members such as users, suppliers, distributors, importers, brokers, facilitators, and other similar companies.

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International Regulatory Compliance Network (IRCN)

Managed by: Justine Freisleben
  Senior Manager, Government Relations 
  Phone: (202) 721-4100
  Fax: (202) 296-8120
  IRCN Web Portal


The International Regulatory Compliance Network (IRCN) is a member-directed resource providing the at-large chemical industry with an effective communication center, connecting members with sources of information on recent and developing regulatory/compliance actions, best practices, regional challenges and trade updates through peer interactions, SOCMA staff, and association and government contacts. The International Regulatory Compliance Network is a collective source of unmatched global experiences with compliance and regulatory actions; overall industry knowledge; product stewardship efforts; awareness of inventory lists and recognition of emerging chemical- oriented issues. IRCN is structured to accommodate issue-specific work teams interested in developing positions and providing comments to support industry advocacy.

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Nanotechnology Coalition (NANO)

Managed by: John DiLoreto
  Executive Director
  Phone: (301) 987-0924
  Fax: (202) 296-8120

EVENT RECORDING – Nanotechnology Webinar “Working with Nanomaterials” 
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SOCMA's Nanotechnology Coalition represents companies of all sizes, including start-ups and small and mid-sized entrepreneurial companies, engaged in the manufacture, use, or sale of nanoscale products. The Coalition focuses on environmental, safety, and health issues to promote a positive public perception of the nanotech industry, advocate on behalf of the industry to the regulatory agencies (e.g. EPA, OSHA and FDA), address standards and definitions in nanotechnology, coordinate with other nanotechnology trade associations, advocacy organizations and business groups, and act as an industry voice. As a networking forum for its members, the Coalition facilitates information exchange, dissemination of regulatory and legislative updates, and sharing of best practices for development of nanotechnology stewardship programs. 

Click here to visit Nanotechnology Coalition's website.

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