SOCMA Welcomes 13 New Members in Second Half of Year

International Companies Find Value in Association's Services

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed 13 new members, including four Italian companies and a major oilfield services company, which are looking to utilize SOCMA's resources to network and market their companies. The new members were approved by SOCMA's Board of Governors during meetings held in October and December.

"We are pleased to welcome this group of new member companies, which demonstrates the diversity and strength of SOCMA's membership," said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. "Our services and expertise in the specialty chemical industry continue to have value for companies throughout the world, and we encourage our incoming members to take full advantage of all we have to offer."

Italian companies ZaCh Systems, Olon SpA, Flamma and Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals Italy S.p.A. joined SOCMA at the recommendation of the Italian Trade Commission (ITC), which encouraged the companies to expand their business opportunities though SOCMA membership. The companies are also interested in participating in networking events and marketing their businesses through a variety of services, such as SOCMA's Marketplace and Chemical Services Directory and Informex.

Another significant addition to SOCMA's membership is Weatherford International, one of the world's largest oilfield services companies. Weatherford joined SOCMA because of their emerging chemical operations. Through acquisition and growth, Weatherford has developed a vigorous Engineered Chemistry group, and they are looking to utilize SOCMA's Government Relations and ChemStewards® programs to help them grow their business.

The full list of companies approved for membership are:

Advance Research Chemicals (ARC)
Air Liquide MEDAL
ASK Industries
ChemFuture Pharma Tech (Jiangsu) Ltd.
Chemguard Inc.
Flamma
Halocarbon Products Corporation
ICC Compliance Center
Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals Italy S.p.A.  
Olon SpA

Shanghai T&W Pharmaceutical Co., LTD.
Weatherford International
ZaCh Systems

For a full list of SOCMA members, click here. For more information on the benefits of membership, please visit www.ChooseSOCMA.com or contact Todd Brown at (202) 721-4156.

About SOCMA

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector.

Media Contact:
Christine Sanchez
Sr. Manager, Public Relations & Media
(202) 721-4128
sanchezc@socma.com

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates



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