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  • SOCMA Announces 2018 Performance Improvement Award Winners

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that more than 40 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2018 Performance Improvement Awards for their commitment to continuously improving environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the association’s 97th Annual Dinner, December 10, in New York.
  • Economics & Politics, Hot Topics in Trade Press to Highlight ChemTrends Sessions at SOCMA Annual Dinner & Meeting

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is offering two ChemTrends sessions – one on the Intersection of Economics and Politics and another on Hot Topics with Industry Trade Press – at its 97th – and final – Annual Dinner & Meeting on December 10 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York. 
  • SOCMA Welcomes Two New Member Companies

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome La Petite Roche Technologies LLC (LPRT) and Organic Technologies, Inc., as new members. The companies, which both have previous ties to SOCMA, were recently approved for membership by the association's Board of Governors. 
  • 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
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