Press Releases

  • Grace Matthews Advises H.B. Fuller on the Divestiture of its Surfactants, Thickeners and Dispersants Business to Tiarco, LLC

    H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco, LLC (“Tiarco”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc., for $71 million. Grace Matthews advised H.B. Fuller Company on this transaction.
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer Names Pilot Chemical Company a Winner of the Cincinnati Top Workplaces 2019 Award

    Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
  • Carve-out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients will help segment to become a global leader in microbial control

    Basel, Switzerland – Lonza Group today announced its intention to proceed with a carve-out of its Specialty Ingredients segment (LSI). The decision will see the LSI business under independent management, with increased control over its operations and costs. The segment will remain fully owned by Lonza. The company has already commenced with the separation and expects to complete the process by mid-year 2020

  • SOCMA Publishes Updated Handbook for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Compliance

    Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has published the 2019 edition of its TSCA manual, TSCA Compliance: A Company Guide, to serve as an industry resource for companies looking to develop and implement a site-specific TSCA compliance program. 

  • SOCMA Welcomes 7 New Members

    Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome an additional seven new members who operate in the specialty and fine chemical value chain. The companies were recently approved for membership by the Board of Governors, bringing the number of new SOCMA members this year to 13. 
  • SOCMA Congratulates Manufacturers Chemicals for 100 Years of Service!

    Cleveland, TN – With an ever-evolving and competitive landscape in the specialty chemical industry, few companies can tout 100 years of service. Manufacturers Chemicals, a segment of Synalloy Chemicals located in Cleveland, Tennessee, has achieved this milestone by maintaining a resilient, laser-focused vision and staying ahead of industry trends.
  • SOCMA Returns to New Orleans to Launch SOCMA Week

    Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates is headed to New Orleans for its inaugural SOCMA Week. The event will serve to celebrate the success of our industry, but more importantly, be the catalyst for professionals in the specialties value chain to trade operational best practices and discuss pain points with colleagues facing the same issues.
  • SOCMA: Increase in China Tariffs to Place Disproportionate Burden on Specialty Chemical Manufacturers

    Arlington, VA – The Trump Administration’s decision to raise tariff rates from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion in Chinese imports will disproportionately burden specialty chemical manufacturers, according to a statement released today by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA). 

  • GFS Chemicals Adds New Product to Industry Leading Solutions

    GFS Chemicals has added a new product to its list of non-aqueous hydrogen chloride solutions. The new product is a three-molar solution of hydrogen chloride in isopropyl acetate, which will allow GFS to service a growing customer base in more demanding process chemistries. 
  • Strem Chemicals, Inc. Once Again Meets International ISO 9001:2015 Certification Standards

    Newburyport, MA  – The mission of Strem Chemicals, Inc. is to provide specialty chemicals of high quality in a timely fashion. The company is proud to announce that it remains resolute in this mission since its establishment in 1964. On April 28, 2019 Strem’s corporate headquarters in Newburyport, Massachusetts was recertified under ISO 9001:2015 for the Quality Management System (QMS) standard.
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