1. Lonza's Capital Markets Day 2018 Outlines Sustainable Growth Plans Through Focus and Investment

    Basel, Switzerland, 25 September 2018 – Lonza is holding a series of events as part of this year's Capital Markets Day from 24-26 September in Zurich and Visp (CH). Today the five members of Lonza's Executive Committee will present the company's approach to sustainable growth through focus and investment.

  2. Lonza Expands IbexTM Solutions to Offer Complete Product Lifecycle Management in One Location

    Basel, Switzerland, 20 September 2018 – Lonza announces the addition of two new IbexTM Solutions offerings to Lonza's 100,000 m2 (1.1 million ft2) biopark in Visp (CH). 
  3. SOCMA Applauds Signing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill into Law

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds Congress and the Administration for reinstating the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 on Thursday, September 13. The House of Representatives agreed in a voice vote on September 4 to Senate amendments made to the act last month, sending the legislation to the President for signature. 
  4. CFATS: Re-Tiering Implementation Update for High-Risk Chemical Facilities

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program began implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 and the enhanced tiering methodology nearly one year ago. 
  5. SOCMA Calls on USTR to Delist Chemicals from Latest Round of Chinese Tariffs

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) testified Wednesday before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 Committee, requesting that all Chinese-origin chemicals be removed from the latest list of proposed tariffs because of the disproportionate impact they will have on the specialty chemical sector.  
  6. MFG Chemical presents Succession Planning Panel at Specialty & Agro Chemicals America, September 6, Charleston, SC

    Dalton, GA (August 22, 2018) – MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, will lead a panel, entitled, “Family-Owned to Private Equity: Succession Planning Case Study” on Thursday, September 6 at the upcoming Specialty & Agrochemicals America Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
  7. Pilot Chemical Company Names John Brantley to Board of Directors

    CINCINNATI – Pilot Chemical Company made two important changes to its Board of Directors, effective immediately, electing veteran attorney John R. Brantley as a Director and naming longtime Director Bob Cellura as its first Director Emeritus.
  8. Pilot Chemical Company Opens New Innovation Center

    PITTSBURGH – Pilot Chemical Company officially opened its new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 25. The center -- an expansion of the Pilot Polymer Technologies laboratory facility in Pittsburgh -- doubles the size of the original facility. Pilot Chemical has added nine new roles to staff the facility, built to address customer needs and develop new products.
  9. Lonza Reports Strong Momentum with Organic Growth of 8% Sales and 11% CORE EBITDA in H1 2018

    Lonza today reported a strong 8.2% organic (like-for-like) sales growth, double-digit organic CORE EBITDA and CORE EBIT growth and continued CORE EBITDA margin improvement during the first half of 2018. One year after the successful closing of the Capsugel acquisition, sales amounted to CHF 3.1 billion for the Half-Year 2018
  10. SOCMA Golf Tournament & Dinner Almost Sold Out

    SOCMA’s 14th Annual SOCMA Golf Tournament and Dinner is turning out to be one of the best ever, and if you have not yet signed up, I encourage you to do it now! 
  11. USTR's New List of China Tariffs Includes Chemicals

    U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer recently announced plans to levy 25 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, also known as List 3. The new tariff proposals would add to the $34 billion in tariffs currently in effect, as well as List 2 worth $16 billion (if implemented)...
  12. Are You Ready for Proposition 65 Changes? Three Immediate Steps to Take

    Proposition 65 is a 1986 California right-to-know law requiring businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings of potentially harmful exposures to chemicals appearing on the growing list maintained by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”). New regulations, taking effect on August 31, 2018, detail required warnings specific to a wide variety of places and products,..
  13. BPTF Hosts Annual Spring Meeting to Discuss Issues Impacting Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturers

    The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF) hosted its annual Spring Meeting here at the Society for Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) headquarters to discuss key issues and challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry and hear from industry experts.
  14. R&D Chief Shook Retires from Pilot Chemical

    Rick Shook is retiring from Pilot Chemical Company after nearly 40 years, most recently serving as vice president of research and development. Shook spent his entire career in R&D, joining Pilot’s Santa Fe Springs facility in California as a chemist in December 1978 and serving in roles over the years that included lab supervisor, lab manager, corporate technical manager and director of research. In his role as vice president of R&D, Shook was responsible for technology...
  15. CFATS Reauthorization—Managing the Security Risks of Dangerous Chemicals

    Since its inception eleven years ago, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program has been working with high-risk chemical facilities to reduce the risk of release, theft, diversion or sabotage of their chemical holdings. With the program set to expire in January 2019, we must recognize...
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