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 and Performance Chemicals.

Membership in SOCMA provides your company an industry network extending to more than 20,000 influencers and decision makers in the specialty chemicals supply chain.  If you are interested in joining SOCMA, please call us at 571-348-5100 or email

NOTE: economic data provided by ACC; 2017 Elements of the Business of Chemistry; and, Year-End 2017 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook

SOCMA members encompass every segment of the industry—from small specialty producers to large multinational corporations:
Member companies: 175+
Manufacturing sites: 2,000
Employees in the U.S.: 46,500
Value: $24 billion (products & services)*
Impact on U.S. GDP: $2.9 trillion*

U.S. specialty producers are at the cutting edge of new technology and provide products often made nowhere else in the world. The depth and expertise of this industry sector are vital components of the U.S. chemical industry and contribute significantly to U.S. global competitiveness.
Small and large specialty chemical manufacturers are discovering the formula to business success is a SOCMA membership. As the recognized voice of specialty chemical manufacturers, SOCMA promotes innovative, safe and environmentally responsible operations, which are internationally competitive and contribute to a healthy, productive economy.
Formula for Success
SOCMA helps you in countless ways, developing entrepreneurial attributes, innovative initiatives and constructive impact on regulatory and legislative decisions. SOCMA accelerates the potential for your business growth by maximizing commercial and networking opportunities and providing resources and economies of scale that create value for your company.
Performance improvement through ChemStewards® is one of the greatest values of your SOCMA membership. Responsible manufacturing processes and safety standards provide quality assurance for your business and increase public confidence in the chemical industry.

Discover, as many other chemical manufacturers have, the secret formula for your business and operational success is a SOCMA membership.

* Statistics as of December 2011

Return Home

Contact Us

Paul Hirsh
Senior Vice President
Industry Development and Strategic Partnerships
(571) 348-5102

Owen Jappen
Senior Manager
Industry Relations and Strategic Partnerships
(571) 348-5105

ChemWeek Banner Premium