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  • SOCMA’s EHS Regional Roundtables to Focus on Importance of Safety Culture

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce it will host three EHS Regional Roundtables this spring, focusing on the importance of establishing a positive safety culture in specialty and fine chemical facilities.
  • SOCMA: Proposed China Tariffs to Impact Specialty Chemical Industry

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today responded to an announcement by China that it plans to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. exports, including chemicals, in retaliation to the recent proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese aluminum, steel and other products. Jennifer Abril, SOCMA President and CEO, issued the following statement:
  • ChemSectors Program Breaks Ground

    As we begin 2018 our new direction and ChemSectors program is off to a great start.  We are establishing information networks for each of the sectors--
  • Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates Joins New Coalition Dedicated to Reforming IARC's Monographs Program

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that it has joined a diverse group of industry and business organizations in a new alliance - the Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research (CAPHR) Coalition. The CAPHR Coalition, dedicated to credible, unbiased and balanced science in policymaking, will advocate to modernize the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) Monographs Program...

  • SOCMA Welcomes Two New Team Members

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce the addition of two talented professionals to its staff. Joe Dettinger, an environmental, health and safety specialist, will lead SOCMA’s Compliance & Stewardship program, and Jane Wishneff, an attorney known for her work in the product stewardship space, will head the Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP).  
  • Industry Celebrates a Banner Year of Growth and Innovation

    About 350 chemical industry executives and guests joined SOCMA in New York on December 4 for the association’s 96th Annual Meeting and Dinner to celebrate the innovative specialty chemical industry...
  • SOCMA Re-Elects Officers and Executive Committee, Names New Board of Governors Class

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Board of Governors re-elected officers and its executive committee, and the membership elected five new governors to the Class of 2020 at the association's 96th Annual Business Meeting on Monday, December 4, in New York City. 

  • SOCMA Announces 2017 Performance Improvement Award Winners

    ARLINGTON, VA – More than 40 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2017 Performance Improvement Awards for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) 96th Annual Dinner, December 4, in New York.
  • SOCMA Heading in a New Direction; Learn more at Association's 96th Annual Meeting & Dinner

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) will celebrate a banner year of success for the innovative specialty chemical sector during its 96th Annual Meeting and Dinner on December 4, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.
  • Helmes to Retire as Executive Director of SOCMA’s Association Management Services

    ARLINGTON, VA – (SOCMA) today announced that Dr. C. Tucker Helmes will retire after almost 30 years from his role as Executive Director of its Association Management Services (AMS) effective December 31, 2017. 
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