• Contract Manufacturing – How the ChemStewards Portal can help your Company Succeed

    ChemStewards® is always looking for ways to help members with their bottom line. For many members, customer audits by companies like BASF and DuPont happen often. With lean organizational structures ChemStewards members cannot always conduct frequent and efficient audits. To assist our members in the supply chain management process, the Company Repository of the ChemStewards Portal will help companies save time and money.
  • SOCMA Supports EPA's Delay of RMP Rule

    Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt delayed implementation of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) until June 19, 2017.
  • TSCA, International Regulations and Contract Manufacturing Focus of Special SME Track at GlobalChem

    With the groundbreaking passage of bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform last year, implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) was a key topic of interest at the 2017 Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem), held February 22-24, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. There was also no shortage of interest about emerging international regulations, especially with the approaching 2018 REACh registration deadline.

  • Administration Releases President’s 2017 Trade Agenda

    The President’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda was released on March 1, even though the United States Trade Representative (USTR), who has the primary responsibility for developing U.S. trade policy, has not yet been confirmed.
  • Trump Touches on Trade, Taxes in First State of the Union

    After more than a month in office, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address Tuesday evening, touching on a number of issues that directly impact SOCMA members and the specialty chemical industry, including taxes and free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • EPA Holds Public Meeting on 10 Chemicals in Commerce Slated for Risk Evaluation

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting on February 14 to collect information on 10 chemicals in commerce. SOCMA members are seeking clarification from EPA regarding the type of information EPA wants, specifically as it relates to intended uses of the chemicals. This is a major milestone in the implementation of the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and potentially a sign of things to come.
  • The Opportunity is Now: SOCMA Hopeful in Working with New Administration on Regulatory Reform

    For SOCMA and the specialty batch industry, the beginning of any new Administration is accompanied by both significant uncertainty as well as opportunity, and the beginning of the Trump Administration is certainly no exception.
  • Special GlobalChem Track to Focus on How Chemical Policy Affects SMEs

    The Global Chemical Regulations Conference, more commonly known as GlobalChem, is just three weeks away, and this year SOCMA is hosting a special three-session series on February 23, specifically focused on how chemical policy and regulations affect small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
  • SOCMA Celebrates 2016 in Photos

    2016 was a great year for SOCMA. As the new year approaches, we invite you to enjoy our look back at the year in photos. Have a safe and happy holiday season and an outstanding new year...

  • Exciting Things Happening at SOCMA as We Prepare for 2017 and Beyond

    With 2016 quickly coming to an end, I wanted to take a moment and share some exciting things happening at SOCMA as we prepare for the new year...

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