SOCMA Welcomes Eight New Members in First Quarter

March 25, 2010

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SOCMA Welcomes Eight New Members in First Quarter

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has announced the approval of eight new companies for membership, including the association’s first inorganic specialty chemical manufacturer since SOCMA repositioned itself to broaden its membership base. The new members, who are located throughout the U.S. and Japan, were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors at their March 23 meeting in Washington, DC.

“We are pleased to welcome these new members into SOCMA’s ranks and eager for them to take full advantage of the benefits that membership offers,” said Board of Governors chairman Dr. Larry Brotherton. “As SOCMA continues to provide top-notch programs and services, I am confident we will strengthen the diversity and quality of our membership.”

New SOCMA members include:

Harrell Industries Inc., Rock Hill, SC – Founded in 1985, it is a privately held specialty chemical manufacturing company. Harrell’s services include high-quality custom synthesis of organic or inorganic chemicals, custom blending, and repackaging of a variety of bulk chemicals.

Myriant Technologies LLC, Quincy, MA – Myriant utilizes proprietary technology to advance the development of low-cost cellulosic sugars for the sustainable manufacturing of high-value specialty chemicals using a world-renowned team of molecular biologists, engineers, and chemists. The company's D(-) lactic acid is in production for use in polylactic acid and production of its second product, biobased Succinic Acid will begin soon.

G4S Wackenhut, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – G4S is a provider of security and security related solutions in the U.S. and is part of one of the world's leading security groups. G4S Wackenhut is a single-source provider of integrated security solutions. Customers in the chemical environment are provided with expertise in designing and deploying security solutions for regulated (CFATS, MTSA), as well as unregulated facilities across the U.S.

SiVance LLC, Gainesville, FL – SiVance is focused on the development and manufacture of specialty silicone technologies and intermediates required to modify many different silicone and non silicone materials. SiVance offers silanes, siloxanes, silazanes, vinyl functional technologies, alkytrialkoxysilanes, and custom manufactured chemicals.

RPI BioChemicals, Mt. Prospect, IL – Research Products International Corp., established in 1970, produces specialty products for life science research. It is an international company with manufacturing and distributing facilities in the U.S. and abroad. Five major product lines comprise more than 7000 items for plant and life science research laboratories.

CS Bio Co., Menlo Park, CA – CS Bio is a biotechnology company founded in 1993 originally focused on providing peptide synthesizers and custom peptides to the life sciences community for over 15 years. CS Bio has a full-scale, FDA-inspected peptide production laboratory and holds a Drug Manufacturing License from the State of California. The lab produces both custom peptides for research and development and cGMP grade peptides for toxicology and clinical studies.

Savage Safe Handling, Auburn, ME – Savage Safe Handling offers a broad range of supply chain logistics services, including full-service, bulk product transportation , rail-to-truck transloading, contract manufacturing, and toll processing  services. It operates some of the largest rail-to-truck transloading facilities in New England and Western PA. Customers in the chemical industry can leverage the environmental sustainability benefits of both rail and trucking and also utilize ISO 14001:2000-certified manufacturing facilities where liquid chemicals and mineral slurries are processed for regional deliveries.

Fuji Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, Toyama, Japan – Fuji focuses on production and sales of pharmaceutical products, synthesis and manufacturing of pharmaceutical and bulk pharmaceutical products by cGMP Spray drying, production, and sales of food additives.
For a full list of all SOCMA members, please click here. For more information on SOCMA membership, visit

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