SOCMA ChemSortia

SOCMA’s chemical consortium management program covers new rules imposed by the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program in addition to other testing and regulatory needs such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 4 test rules, High Production Volume Consortia (HPV), ICCA, and Canadian CSDSL priorities. This program advances the services SOCMA has offered the industry more than 30 years.

ChemSortia already has in place international testing programs and laboratory partnerships to assist companies in adapting to REACH as quickly and seamlessly as possible. It can immediately assist companies in this new environment, while at the same time has the ability to quickly and efficiently create new cost-effective consortia. For further information, or to inquire about forming new consortia, please contact Dr. Tucker Helmes at (571) 348-5105.

SOCMA’s ChemSortia has an intimate understanding of:

  • Alternative analysis to aid in the development of substitutes;
  • Lab contracting for conducting and monitoring required tests;
  • Risk analysis programs to support registration submissions;
  • Handling of industry confidential business information;
  • Antitrust guidance necessary for companies to work together;
  • Coordination and communication to ensure uninterrupted flow of materials up and down the supply chain;
  • Public relations advocacy strategies to communicate industry’s message;
  • Education and networking opportunities to increase value to participating companies.

ChemSortia services are available to any company (SOCMA members and non-members) in need of a cost-effective way to approach the implementation of chemical registration programs such as REACH or TSCA and achieve compliance under these rules. Through ChemSortia companies can pool resources to successfully address regulatory compliance, research and development planning for substitute chemicals, as well as risk analysis and predictive modeling for Europe, the United States federal government, and the individual states.

The EPA’s High Production Volume (HPV) challenge is a volunteer program seeking health and environmental toxicity data. Companies participating in the program form consortia whose members include chemical manufacturers and importers of chemicals subject to the program’s guidelines. Over the years, SOCMA has managed some 20 consortia responsible for 72 chemicals under the program. The consortia include: 

  • Benzene Phosphorus Dichloride/Benzene Phosphinic Acid Coalition (BPD/BPA)
  • Benzotriazoles Coalition
  • 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)
  • Dichlorobenzidine Dihydrochloride Coalition (DCB)
  • Isatoic Anhydride Coalition
  • MEA Triazene
  • 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),
  • Solvent Black 7
  • Sulphur Black 1
  • SWATF Stilbene Brighteners Coalition (SWATF),
  • U.S. Nitroglycerine Producers Consortium (USNPC)
  • 4-Vinylcyclohexene Coalition (4- VCH)
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Dr. Tucker Helmes
Managing Director
helmest@socma.com
(571) 348-5105