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  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • ChemSectors on the road…

    SOCMA hosted its inaugural Specialties Forum on June 13 at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. We recognize that industry networking events are important to our members and that is why SOCMA is bringing together decision makers for half-day events like our forum in Philadelphia...
  • InChem Sells Charlotte Plant To Private Investor Group

    InChem Holdings Inc. (InChemCorp.com), a leading contract chemical manufacturer based in the Carolinas, has sold its Charlotte plant at 12345 Steele Creek Rd. to a private investor group effective June 13...


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