SOCMA Lead Sheet Pilot Program Launched!

The SOCMA lead sheet pilot program will serve as a clearinghouse for chemical manufacturer capabilities and business connections. 

This new service: 
  • Provides an additional channel for your company’s project evaluation process; 
  • Leverages existing relationships within the industry; and 
  • Brings SOCMA’s expertise and knowledge to your referral process.

Get started today by reviewing the samples forms, Form A and Form B, or contact Paul HirshSVP, Industry Development and Strategic Partnerships at or 571-348-5102.



The pace of material insourcing and outsourcing is increasing. With the SOCMA lead sheet pilot program, our expert staff will work with you to develop a project lead sheet that will be distributed to our membership network. Our goal is to help build business connections and streamline the project evaluation processes for both manufacturers and customers. SOCMA is uniquely positioned to connect manufacturers and customers through our member network and industry alliances. SOCMA routinely receives inquiries from members and non-members seeking information on member company product development and manufacturing capabilities.


Who receives my project information?

Lead sheets will be circulated to the Official Representative on record for SOCMA member companies.


How is project confidentiality maintained throughout the process?

All project requests will remain confidential until an inquiring company decides to pursue a project or further evaluate a company’s manufacturing capability, at which point SOCMA will provide potential manufacturer contact information to the requesting company for further evaluation and discussion.


Who can participate?
Members and non-members will be able to submit project or lead requests to SOCMA's network of manufacturers. SOCMA members will receive project or lead requests.

Is there a fee?

As a SOCMA member, this service is included as a membership benefit. During the pilot phase of this program non-members will not be charged for project submissions, however this may change as the program grows.


What is the process timeframe?

1)      SOCMA and the customer meet to discuss the project

2)      SOCMA staff will communicate the lead sheet for review in a timely manner.

3)      Requester approves the lead sheet, SOCMA will distribute it to its member network.

4)      SOCMA develops list of interested manufacturers and communicates their contact information back to the requesting customer.

a.       At this point, the process transfers back to the requesting customer for organizing and the path forward with the manufacturer. (Response times depending on requester).


Is there an overview presentation of the program?

Yes! Please follow this link.

This program is provided by the society of chemical manufacturers and affiliates (SOCMA) for informational purposes only. Determination of whether and/or how to use all or any portion of this program or the information provided in connection with it is to be made in your sole and absolute discretion. Use of this program is voluntary. SOCMA does not make any representations or warranties with respect to this program, its contents or information provided. SOCMA does not make any representations, warranties or promises regarding any company or its capabilities or performance. You should engage in your own due diligence investigation of any potential contractual counterparty. SOCMA’s program is not an endorsement of any member or third party.

SOCMA hereby disclaims all warranties of any nature, express, implied or otherwise, or arising from trade or custom, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, noninfringement, quality, title, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness or accuracy. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, SOCMA shall not be liable for any losses, expenses or damages of any nature, including, without limitation, special, incidental, punitive, direct, indirect or consequential damages or lost income or profits, resulting from or arising out of a company’s or individual’s use of this program, whether arising in tort, contract, statute, or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


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Senior Manager, Industry Relations & Strategic Partnerships