WESTPORT, CT – Specialty chemical processors now have another reason to attend the 2015 Chem Show, taking place November 17-19, in New York City, as Chem Show Management announced that the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has become an endorsing association.

With a global membership of more than 220 companies, SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry. As this industry segment’s leading authority, SOCMA represents a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies that employ more than 46,000 people in the United States alone. The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members exceeds $24 billion.

Lawrence Sloan, SOCMA President and CEO said, “The Chem Show is a good fit for our organization and membership. Many member companies already send representatives to the Chem Show to source a variety of process equipment and technology for their operations, but we encourage all of our members to attend the show and see what’s new in the industry.”

SOCMA joins five other leading chemical industry associations that support the event. The other Chem Show Endorsing Associations include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ACC&CE), Fluid Controls Institute (FCI), Fluid Sealing Association (FSA), and the Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA).

The 2015 event is expected to attract more than 300 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 professionals from chemical process industries. For more information on exhibiting or attending the 2015 Chem Show, call 203/221.9232, e-mail info@chemshow.com, or visit www.chemshow.com.