SOCMA Welcomes Seven New Members in Third Quarter

October 13, 2011

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SOCMA Welcomes Seven New Members in Third Quarter

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed seven new companies into its ranks as more and more specialty chemical manufacturers and service providers recognize that the value of the association’s services far exceeds the cost of membership. The new members were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors at their September 27 meeting in Malvern, PA.

“We welcome these new companies to SOCMA, which brings the total number of new members this year to 20,” said Dr. Larry Brotherton, chairman of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and president of Ortec Inc. “SOCMA offers nearly 80 different products and services to help batch manufacturers maximize their investment and grow their business. I am confident that our broad portfolio of benefits will give these companies the competitive edge.”

New member Aegis Environmental Strategies is looking forward to establishing new business partners during various networking events throughout the year.

“SOCMA provides a means to interact with other members who have similar regulatory concerns and to share information and knowledge,” said Greg Fisher, president of Aegis Environmental Strategies. Fisher says he hopes to “make contact with members who need the services that Aegis provides.”

The companies approved for membership are:

Aegis Environmental Strategies, Phoenix, AZ – Aegis provides environmental, health and safety (EHS) services to a diverse group of industries including but not limited to: Semiconductor, Investment Castings, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Specialty Chemical Manufacturing, Resort/Hospitality, Metal Finishing, Manufacturing, Mining, and Automotive. The company has developed expertise in TSCA, REACH CLP, facilitating foreign chemical registrations, GHS compliant MSDSs and ISO14001/Environmental Management Systems.

Avatar Corp., University Park, IL – is a manufacturer and distributor of raw materials and ingredients for the food, drug and cosmetic industries. Individualized customer service is a high priority at Avatar Corporation. Special emphasis is placed on the production and packaging of high-quality materials and ingredients with strict adherence to quality control protocols.

Channel Chemical Corp., Gulfport, MS – is a custom toll manufacturer specializing in industrial chemical products, both wet and dry, requiring glass-lined and stainless steel equipment. The company has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 25 years. Experienced in both blends and reactions, Channel's core competencies include esterifications, acetylacetonates, polymers, biocides, micro-encapsulation and phosphonations.

Inventys Research Group, Mumbai, India – produces a variety of low volume specialty intermediates for the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.

Nissan Chemical, Pasadena, TX – is a leading manufacturer of colloidal silica and colloidal electro-conductive oxide solutions, distributing to world markets for more than 120 years. Through the development of original technologies, Nissan Chemical devotes itself to creating useful products that serve the needs of modern industries. These products work to provide scratch-resistance in protective coatings, such as for eyeglass lenses and automotive clear coats. Their high-purity colloidal silicas are used in the production of polishing slurries for the semiconductor industry. Nissan Chemical products also help to improve the performance of synthetic fibers and textiles. They manufacture elongated and string-of-pearl shaped silica, which is unique to the industry.

The Ropella Group, Milton, FL - is a 25-year-old executive search firm that offers consultant search, company search, information research, business consulting services, as well as leadership transformation services.

Waterstone Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, IN – is a private U.S.-based company with research, development and manufacturing capabilities in Wuhan, China. Waterstone Pharmaceuticals engages in activities ranging from drug discovery of proprietary new chemical entities, custom development and manufacturing services and generic drug development and manufacturing.

Click here for a full list of SOCMA members. For more information on the benefits of membership, visit

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