SOCMA Welcomes 13 Members in First Half of 2011

Companies Joining for Networking Opportunities, Expert Advice

July 25, 2011

Media Contact:
Christine Sanchez
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Media
(202) 721-4182

Washington, DC – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that an increasing number of specialty chemical manufacturers and service providers are turning to the association for networking opportunities and expert advice on international trade issues. On July 12, SOCMA’s Board of Governors approved six companies for membership, many of whom are looking to build business connections at numerous SOCMA events around the country.

“SOCMA is delighted to welcome these six companies into its ranks, which brings the total number of new members this year to 13,” said Dr. Larry Brotherton, chairman of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and president of Ortec, Inc. “SOCMA offers a wide range of face-to-face events and online networking opportunities, which provides members access to thousands of individuals in hundreds of member companies.”

“Additionally, SOCMA has made international trade among its top priorities for the past 90 years and is pleased companies continue to turn to us for our expertise on this issue,” Brotherton added.

“Trade policy issues are highly important to our company and the reason why we joined SOCMA,” said Beniamino Pettenon, President of Fila Industria Chimica Spa. “The association promotes fair and favorable trade policies that allow companies to produce, import and export goods competitively. We are eager to participate in discussions on current trade policies.”

Alpha Resins, Detroit, MI – Alpha Resins mold and core chemically-bonded resin systems include unique cold-box, no-bake and heat-cured technology to provide unmatched sand and casting performance. Their Zealign bio-based cold box and no-bake resin systems can reduce hazardous air pollutants and volatile organic compounds.

Cabka North America, Saint Louis, MO – Cabka North America manufactures plastic pallets from both recycled and virgin thermoplastic materials.  It produces light-weight one-way pallets, durable multi-use pallets, antistatic pallets and offers its plastic pallets in many sizes and with various load capacities. CABKA plastic pallets are found in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Everchem Specialty Chemicals, Media, PA – Everchem Specialty Chemicals is a leading supplier to a broad range of markets in the specialty chemical industry and is divided into two divisions, Everchem Urethanes and Everchem Fluids. Everchem also works to help the environment by finding alternate uses for distressed chemicals such as obsolete inventory, accidental blends and side, bottom and waste streams. 

Fila Industria Chimica Spa, San Martino di Lupari, Italy – Fila offers a wide range of surface-care products designed to provide high performance, while protecting the natural characteristics of marble, granite, natural stone, porcelain stoneware, terracotta and wood. Products span from pre-grouting protectors, detergents and sealants to after-care maintenance and stain removal solutions. Established in 1943, Fila is a global, eco-focused company that combines the traditional values of a family-run firm with innovative product development. Its products are recommended by more than 180 floor manufacturers throughout the world.

Foresight Science & Technology, Inc, Providence, RI – Foresight Science and Technology was founded in 1980 to accelerate the movement of socially beneficial inventions from universities, research institutes and laboratories, hospitals, companies and government agencies and foundations funding R&D. Today, Foresight Science & Technology works with 500-800 customers each year, providing data for decisions and advice and recommendations on which inventions to pursue and how to get them into market profitably. The company has three primary product families: consulting, deal-making and web services actively engaged in the following industries: Biomedical/Biotech, Agriculture/Aquaculture/Forestry, Energy/Environment, Chemicals/Materials, Information Technology/Software, Education, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Defense/Security/Transportation/Aerospace.

West Virginia Development Office, Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Development Office is involved in economic development activity, business recruitment, expansion and promotion for the state.  It also provides research and technical support, including competitiveness studies, analysis and a variety of data that will lead to job creation and retention and community improvement.

For a full list of SOCMA members, please
click here. For more information on the benefits of membership, please visit or contact Membership Manager Melissa K. Morse at (202) 721-4156.


SOCMA is the only U.S. based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 200 companies. For more information on our services and products, please visit

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program.  ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint.  Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.  To learn more visit