Mission & Vision

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The mission and vision of our the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show is to create a forum that ENHANCES and FOSTERS COMMERCIAL GROWTH for the chemical industry.

1. Fostering Commercial Growth Opportunities

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates® (SOCMA) enhances and fosters commercial growth opportunities by providing key industry intelligence and a platform for its members and colleagues within the specialty and custom chemical supply chain to come together, network and make key connections to strengthen business.

As a galvanizing force, no one understands the needs of the specialty and custom chemical industry as intimately and uniquely as SOCMA. The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show is the final piece of the puzzle that brings SOCMA’s treasure trove of commercial tools and services full circle.

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show welcomes participants across the full specialty and custom chemical supply chain, while featuring exhibitors that offer significant manufacturing, service or sales operations based within North America.

2. Showcasing Products & Technologies for Diverse Markets

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show focuses on chemical products and technologies with applications across a diverse range of end-use markets, including:

  • Adhesives | Sealants | Resins
  • Agriculture | Crop Protection
  • Biofuels | Biodiesel
  • Coatings | Paints
  • Cosmetics | Personal Care
  • Electronics
  • Flavors | Fragrances
  • Food | Beverage
  • Mining | Mineral Processing
  • Oilfield | Fuels | Lubricants
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photographic | Film
  • Plastics | Composites
  • Polymers | Monomers
  • Pulp | Paper
  • Soaps | Detergents
  • Textiles | Dyes | Inks
  • Water Treatment

3. Highlighting Your Companies

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show provides a myriad of opportunities to feature your company’s unique offerings, whether you are an exhibitor or attendee. Here are just a few ways you can get the most benefit from your participation in the show:

Showcase Your Capabilities: Participate in our Exhibitor Showcases – an efficient way for your company to share its offerings to potential business partners at the onset of the show.

Exhibit on a Level Playing Field: The Fort Worth event features a level playing field to share your company’s distinctive capabilities, technologies and core values in table-top booths that support more than 220 organizations from across the supply chain.

Gain Valuable Insight: As an attendee, the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show is a valuable research and networking forum where your team can stay abreast of the latest chemical manufacturing trends, associated process technologies, equipment and supply chain services that apply directly to your business. The show also features educational programming through and panel discussions with key thought leaders and subject-matter experts.

Reconnect with Colleagues: Now more than ever do we understand the value of in-person interaction to build new business relationships. There are multiple networking opportunities for you throughout the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show. Join your peers for two evening receptions, as well as a morning coffee for SOCMA’s Women in Specialties Peer Group.

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