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SOCMA Welcomes 14 New Members in First Half of Year

July 18, 2012

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed four new members companies on July 17 that are looking to the association for resources and expertise to not only develop business opportunities but also address advocacy and environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) issues. The new members were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors during a meeting in Washington, DC.

“SOCMA is pleased to welcome these four companies, which brings the total number of new members this year to 14,” said Dave Hurder, chairman of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and vice president of McGean. “SOCMA has long been an advocate for the specialty chemical industry and continually strives to create a favorable business climate in which manufacturers and service providers can grow, innovate and compete in world markets.

“As SOCMA members, these companies also have access to tools such as the ChemStewards Integrated Management System and the Chemical Services Directory, which will be great assets as they look to improve their EHS&S management efforts, better market their products and find new business.”

“There’s no doubt that SOCMA membership is an excellent way to enhance our business,” said Chuck Stieg, president of Manufacturers Chemicals. “The array of programs and services offered is impressive.” The level of expertise in the Government Relations and ChemStewards programs also attracted Manufacturers Chemicals to SOCMA.

The companies approved for membership are:

AXYS Industrial Solutions, Houston – specializes in the development of end-use markets for secondary and hard-to-place materials and finding alternatives to expensive waste disposal. Applying the latest technology and extensive market knowledge on both regulated and non-regulated materials, AXYS finds innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to complex industry issues.

CAP-Intelligence GmbH & Co.KG, Dortmund, Germany – is a service company that creates value through professional help to companies in chemical related industries, including the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. As an independent company, CAP-Intelligence analyzes chemical producers by sending professional experts in chemistry, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, finance, etc., to the appropriate production and/or managing site. The audit analysis is an independent report that allows potential customers to judge the capabilities of any given producer. Once approved by the producer, CAP-Intelligence markets the information at fairs and conferences.

Manufacturers Chemicals, Cleveland, TN – a subsidiary of Synalloy Corp., has produced specialty chemicals since 1919 and operates facilities in Cleveland, TN, and Dalton, GA. The Cleveland plant is a full-service chemical manufacturer with high-temperature reaction vessels, extensive blending and mixing vessels, powder blending capabilities, horizontal milling, and a variety of methods for particle size reduction. The location also houses extensive warehousing and distribution facilities. The Dalton plant formulates dye mixes and has a full-service shade matching laboratory, as well as warehousing and distribution.

Paul O. Abbe, Bensenville, IL – for more than 100 years has designed and manufactured high-quality processing equipment, including vacuum dryers, solids mixers and blenders, double-arm mixers and mixer/extruders and size-reduction mills. Paul O. Abbe provides expert technical assistance to assure each application is optimally matched to the right equipment.

For more information on the benefits of membership, visit www.ChooseSOCMA.com.