PITTSBURGH – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has awarded LANXESS Corp.’s operations in Baytown, TX, with a 2010 Silver Award for implementing a recognized environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program. The award is given as part of SOCMA’s annual Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards®, SOCMA’s EHS&S initiative.

LANXESS’ Baytown facility, which manufactures maleic anhydride, is being recognized in the product stewardship category for developing and making available to all customers a guide and video on the safe handling and transportation of its product.

SOCMA, the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch chemical industry, recognized LANXESS Corp. at its annual dinner during a special awards reception on December 6 in New York City.