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May 8, 2017 - New York, NY - Special Materials Company (SMC) Appoints Michael Chernishenko to Develop New Specialty Phosphorus Derivatives Business

Special Materials Company (SMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Chernishenko to the role of Phosphorus Products Business Development Manager reporting directly to SMC Chief Executive, Adam Feldman. In this role Chernishenko will be responsible for identifying and leading strategic business development and commercial opportunities in the specialty phosphorus derivatives area.

Prior to joining SMC, Chernishenko was VP Business Development Industrial at Digital Specialty Chemicals Ltd., a private corporation, specializing in the development and manufacture of fine chemicals used in industrial processes, biotech and pharmaceutical applications. Much of Chernishenko early career was spent at Cytec Solvay Group where he held roles in R&D, Product Development, and Product Management.

"We are delighted Michael is joining us, he has both the technical and commercial background having worked in the lab, plants, and the field. Most importantly, he also shares our vision for the future and has a clear vision on taking our specialty phosphorus derivatives business to the next level of success," said Adam Feldman, Special Materials Company CEO. Chernishenko holds a MBA from Niagara University, and a MSc. in Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology from Brock University. He presently resides in Canada.

February 16, 2017 - New York, NY - Special Materials Company Growth is Reason for Expansion

Special Materials Company's continued growth in sales has fueled the need to open a new chemical distribution center in Pageland, SC. The new 80,000 square feet distribution hub will free up space in the production and tolling services plant, Special Materials Company Industrial Services, located 20 miles south in Kershaw, SC and provide getting products to market in a secure, reliable and speedy fashion.

"The Pageland distribution center is an important investment for us. This is for our customers, to serve them better," said Kevin Huber, Founder and Executive Vice President for Special Materials Company. "It is a direct result of our continued commitment to provide a competitive advantage to customers and deploy our supply chain activities from our strategic south east location."

According to Jeff Walling, Director of Operations at Special Materials Company, the new Pageland distribution center will provide additional storage capacity and offer value-added services such as transportation, cross-docking, order-fulfillment, labeling and packaging along with other services necessary to complete the order cycle. "We're continuing to invest in the south east and looking forward to this expansion in our continued growth," Jeff said.

April 30, 2016 - New York, NY - Special Materials Company (SMC) Receives "Gold Seal" Letter from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Special Materials Company (SMC) has received EPA registrations for its Avancid® GL end use (click for letter) and manufacturing (click for letter) use glutaraldehyde containing biocides. Inclusive of these EPA registrations, SMC has also received Gold Seal Letters of Certification from the EPA (also referred to as a "Pesticide Product Certificate of Registration") which certifies that SMC's glutaraldehyde products are legally registered in the U.S. with the Agency. The "gold seal" letters affirm that SMC's Avancid® GL biocides are registered products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and that these products may be sold and marketed in the United States as authorized and limited by FIFRA.

Registration of SMC's Avancid® GL glutaraldehyde biocides with the EPA denotes that SMC is responsible for ensuring full compliance with all laws regarding the sale, distribution, storage and/or disposal of these product. According to SMC's Chief Operating Officer Michel DelliCompagni "Responsibility matters to Special Materials Company. These registrations along with the Gold Seal Letters of Certification demonstrates SMC's commitment to maintain excellence by adhering to applicable laws, rules, and regulations with respect to our registered biocides."

SMC recently underwent an intensive registration process with the EPA and made a significant investment in registering these biocides at the federal and individual state levels.

The Avancid® GL series of glutaraldehyde based biocides have found wide-spread use in a variety of applications, particularly in oil and gas, industrial water treatment, process water systems, and industrial preservation applications. These products are now commercially available through SMC and the recently formed SMC Oilfield Chemicals Division.

For additional information on these products, please contact Charlie Neale @225-953-3823 or Lauren Bogie @ 918-202-3022.

December 23, 2015 - New York, NY - Lauren Bogie Appointed as Special Materials Company (SMC) Account Executive.

Special Materials Company is pleased to announce that Lauren Bogie from Tulsa, Oklahoma has joined SMC as an Account Executive for their North American region.

Lauren brings over 10 years of experience in the chemical industry. She spent nine years with Brenntag Southwest in a variety of sales and management positions. Most recently, Lauren worked as an Account Executive for Chemjet, Inc. where she was responsible for sales and business development for specialty drilling fluid chemicals, additives, and specialty formulated lubricants for all types of drilling fluid systems. Lauren has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Northeastern State University.

"Lauren will play a vital role in our evolution. Lauren will be involved in our Oilfield Chemicals Division as well as new business development within Oilfield, Water, and distribution," said Michael DelliCompagni, Special Materials Company Chief Operating Officer.

October 28, 2015 - New York, NY - Jim Love appointed new Vice-President of Business Development.

Special Materials Company (SMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Love as its new Vice-President of Business Development with immediate effect.

In his new position, Jim Love will be responsible for enable and develop a new specialty solvents business platform (CASE), assisting in various strategic growth programs, and will report into Adam Feldman, Special Materials Company's CEO.

Commenting on the new appointment, Adam Feldman said: "Jim will be a great asset to the management team. In addition, the specialty solvents business is a perfect fit for SMC since these products are sold into the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) industries, along with pharmaceutical, industrial and natural gas processing industries.

Jim has an extensive background in the Chemical Industry. Prior to joining SMC , he has held various executive and management roles including Vice President at Novolyte Performance Materials, (where he was in charge of their solvents business), Business Director of Performance Materials at Ferro Corporation, and Asia Expansion Manager at Ferro Corporation. Jim also has extensive experience in engineering and operations working for Stauffer Chemical, Rhodia, and as site manager at Ferro's Zachary, Louisiana plant. Most recently, Jim has been serving as President of Chem Development Group, a consulting company he founded to help companies in the specialty chemicals market space with various business development, marketing and technology commercialization initiatives.

Jim has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech, is a graduate of the LSU Executive Program, and has done post-graduate studies in business at Case Western Reserve University.

June 23, 2015 - New York, NY - Special Materials Company wins 2015 Annual LCEDC Industry Golf Appreciation Tournament

On Tuesday, June 23rd, Special Materials Company won first place in the 2015 Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) annual Industry Appreciation golf tournament hosted at the Edgewater Golf Club in Lancaster, SC.

SMC's team included the foursome of Shane Brewer, Heath Brewer, Jerry Pardue and Champ Williams who teamed for a 59.

The golf tournament provided an opportunity for the LCEDC and local government to thank and recognize the many industries that call Lancaster County home.

Special Materials Company participation to the LCEDC tournament goes in line with its purpose of supporting actively the communities in which it operates.

May 26, 2015 - New York, NY - Leo Walsh Has Been Appointed Business Manager for the Paint & Coatings Market

Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Leo Walsh as new Compliance Solutions Business Manager. Mr. Walsh will be tasked with deepening SMC's already established leading North America supplier position of the low VOC solvent parachlorobenzotrifluoride, as well as implementing commercial strategies for other key solvent products: monochlorotolune, dimethyl carbonate and propylene carbonate.

According to Kevin Huber, Special Materials Company Co-founder and Executive Vice President "Leo brings over 30 years of sales and strategic raw material sourcing experience all built as a chemist and coupled with exceptional technical aptitude. There is no doubt he will enlarge SMC's industry reputation primarily in the paint and coatings markets."

Prior to joining Special Materials Company (SMC), Leo Walsh was an account manager with Sensient Technology Corporation and manager of strategic materials with Henkel/Cognis Corporation. He has also held other process and research chemist positions with Henkel and National Starch & Chemical Company.

Leo Walsh summarized why he joined Special Materials Company (SMC) by stating, "I consider myself an out of the box thinker and appreciate the opportunity to be part of an organization that encourages independent thinking, responsible action, and entrepreneurial spirit."

October 30, 2014 - New York, NY - Special Materials Company (SMC) Announces a New Joint Venture with Dalian Bio Chem to Supply Isothiazolone Biocides and Preservatives to the U.S. Market

Special Materials Company (SMC) and Dalian Bio Chem have agreed to form a new joint venture in the isothiazolone-based biocide and preservative markets. DBSM Biocides, will formulate, market and sell isothiazolone based biocides and preservatives throughout the U.S., offering customers a new alternative to their current isothiazolone supplier.

The company is headquartered in New York City and has received full registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Extracide® CMIT/MIT series of biocides and preservatives. Investments are under way to fully support this business including manufacturing, warehousing and laboratory expansions to service DBSM Biocides' customers.

"Dalian Bio-Chem is an excellent partner for Special Materials Company. They are clearly a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced and high quality biocides and preservatives with a desire, passion and wherewithal to penetrate markets on a global scale," states Michael DelliCompagni, Chief Operating Officer of Special Materials Company. "SMC brings its market, customer, distribution and manufacturing expertise making DBSM Biocides the new flexible alternative to the current market supply status quo."

Xianwu Liu Chairman of Dalian Bio-Chem comments, "In today's global economy, I and my US partner SMC would like to help our customers to succeed in what they are doing. With our combined capabilities, we are in a good position to satisfy the current needs of the U.S. market."

June 4, 2014 - New York, NY - Charlie Neale Appointed New Oil & Gas Manager with Special Materials Company

We are pleased to announce Charlie Neale has joined Special Materials Company as its new Oil & Gas Manager in the North American region.

Mr. Neale will be responsible for the management and support of key accounts and the sales strategy of SMC Oil & Gas Business and will be based in Louisiana.

Charlie Neale is a qualified microbiologist and water treatment expert. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Southeastern Louisiana State University as well as graduate studies in Aquatic Toxicology and Environmental Management.

He has over 24 years' experience in specialty chemicals predominantly in industrial water treatment applications, waste remediation and most recently Oil & Gas applications.

Charlie Neale has worked for Callaway Chemicals / Vulcan Performance Chemicals in the 1990's and more recently with Kemira as Key Account Manager Oil & Gas in Holden, Louisiana.

"We are delighted that Charlie has joined the SMC team to strengthen our technical and sales expertise in both our Oil & Gas and Water Treatment business verticals; with an emphasis on biocides and new business development. As we build our organization we look for the best and the brightest and clearly Charlie exemplifies these traits. His reputation in the market speaks for itself," said Michael DelliCompagni, Special Materials Company Chief Operating Office (COO).

December 5, 2013 - New York, NY - Jeffrey M. Watson Appointed New Product Manager for Special Materials Company

Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Jeffrey M. Watson as a new company Product Manager. With over 13 years of experience in the chemical industry, he brings not only a wealth of knowledge to the position but he rounds out Special Materials Company (SMC) already strong and entrepreneurial product team.

According to Adam Feldman, Special Materials Company CEO "Our goal is to use all of our strengths, creativity, and energy to help and support not only our customers, partners and suppliers to reach the goals and objectives, but our employees, too. We know that our continuing success is built on every interaction that we have with all of them. Our reputation grows by doing this diligently and carefully. And I am sure that Jeff Watson's contribution to the company will be very valuable.

Jeff Watson summarized why he joined Special Materials Company (SMC) by stating, "I am extremely excited to join Special Materials Company and appreciate the opportunity to be part of such an enthusiastic organization. SMC has demonstrated significant growth for many years. I strive to support SMC and the goal of further growth. The energy and entrepreneurial spirit is encouraging and I hope to bring my knowledge and skills to contribute to further success".

Prior to joining Special Materials Company (SMC), Jeff held key development and account managing positions at Cognis Corp., Arkema Inc., and Rhodia/Solvay.

October 10th, 2013 - Expansion of Aryl Phosphines and Phosphinic Acids Production Capacity

SMC has completed its latest capacity expansion of aryl phosphines and phosphinic acids at its Yancheng, Jiangsu, China, joint venture plant. The facility will increase production of Benzene Phosphinic Acid (BZPA, a.k.a. Phenylphosphonic acid) as well as production of the phosphinate salts Sodium Benzene Phosphinate (Na-BZPA) and Potassium Benzene Phosphinate (K-BZPA).

"Our Yancheng facility is an excellent base of operations to address the current market's needs. Aryl phosphorous derivatives find use as building blocks for a variety of niche industrial applications such as catalysts and intermediates in the fields of high performance polymers, yarn production, metal recovery, corrosion protection in metalworking fluids, dispersants, and lubricity of high-temperature greases," said Kevin Huber, Executive Vice President of Special Materials Company.

In addition to the new Aryl Phosphines expansion; the Yancheng site produces Phosphorous based flame retardants.

September 26th, 2013 - Avancid®75 biocide Earns U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Registration for use in Industrial Water Treatment and Oilfield Applications

Special Materials Company (SMC) is pleased to announce that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration to the company's Avancid®75 biocide product for use in water treatment and oilfield applications. Avancid®75 biocide is a seventy five percent solution of tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (THPS), a widely used and highly effective chemistry for water treatment.

According to Tom Haack, Global Business Manager at Special Materials Company, "Avancid®75 biocide provides our customers with a more cost-effective solution for mitigating problems associated with bacterial growth in industrial and oilfield water systems than has previously been available to them. Our company philosophy has always been to offer superior products with proven performances at a very competitive price and Avancid®75 biocide delivers all that."

Avancid®75 biocide is a fast-acting microbiocide that controls troublesome bacteria and dissolves iron sulfide at low use levels. It is stable and effective in high sulfide environments, and is recognized for its benign environmental profile and rapid decomposition after discharge. These properties make it a product of choice for oil recovery operations and industrial water treatment systems.

Avancid®75 biocide is a registered trademark of Special Materials Company.

September 9th, 2013 - Michael DelliCompagni appointed new Chief Operating Officer.

Specialty Materials Company (SMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael DelliCompagni as its new Chief Operating Officer ("COO"). Mr. DelliCompagni, who joins Special Materials Company after more than 22 years with Brenntag North America, has commenced with SMC in early September 2013. Mr. DelliCompagni was formerly the Director of Sales and Sourcing for Brenntag North America. In this role he led Brenntag's North American Sales and Sourcing team, comprised of presidents, vice presidents and company executives in developing supply and sales strategies for key product lines.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. DelliCompagni, Adam Feldman, SMC's Chief Executive Officer said: "A proven and effective leader, Michael possesses a diverse and extensive background including Sales, Business Development, Operations, Marketing, e-Business, New Business Start-Up, Sourcing, Strategic Relations and Contract Negotiations. As we continue to grow, we need to focus on providing strategic direction and operational support to SMC's successful and growing specialty chemical business and establish more of a leadership and management structure to help us to do what we need to do in an efficient, productive manner." Adam Feldman continues by saying, "I am confident that in his new position as Chief Operating Officer, Michael will continue to successfully identify opportunities from new and existing markets to further develop our specialty chemical niche products and services to allow Special Materials Company to remain at the forefront of our industry."

Mr. DelliCompagni, Chief Operating Officer of SMC comments, "I am extremely excited and fortunate to join Special Materials Company. SMC has grown to be the 28th largest chemical distributor in the United States and in the top 100 chemical distributors globally. In addition to chemical distribution, SMC is also a very successful chemical producer. Their entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of their success. This is substantiated by the fact that Adam Feldman, CEO of Special Materials Company, has recently been recognized by Ernst and Young, NY as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the year. As SMC's tag line states 'Providing a Competitive Advantage', there is passion throughout the organization to be unique and to satisfy the customers' needs in any way possible. SMC's approach to the market is quite distinctive and the caliber of people are best in class. As I strive to provide leadership and structure, I will not lose sight of the entrepreneurial spirit that has made SMC the company it is today. As Chief Operating Officer, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience across the company and supporting SMC in its goal for further growth and success in the specialty chemical industry."

July 19th, 2013 - Special Materials Co. (SMC) Makes the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors List 2013.

Special Materials Co. ("SMC") has made the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors list this year. SMC stands proudly No. 71 of the Top 100 and No.28 in the North America region. ICIS Chemical Business magazine ranked the companies by 2012 sales, reporting that Special Materials Co. had sales of $171 million that year.

"We are thrilled to be ranked in the Top 100 Chemical Distributors and it's very gratifying to see our name listed among all these chemical industry leaders. The credit goes to our expanding customer base and our dedicated employees worldwide," said CEO, Adam Feldman. "We are developing leading positions in many niche industrial products since our size and structure gives us the flexibility to grow and adapt to market needs much more quickly than other companies."

Coupled with its local presence, Special Materials Co. is utilizing its offices in Europe, Latin America, and China to generate new opportunities and provide stronger support to both national and international key accounts. Also, it is expanding services such as warehousing, mixing, blending, and dispersing activities in its 40,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kershaw, South Carolina. "Kershaw's Toll-manufacturing Solutions can provide companies with the opportunity to decrease costs and increase profits. Our employees are focused, and 100% committed to do our best" said Kevin Huber, Executive Vice President of Special Materials Co.

June 18th, 2013 - Chief Executive Adam Feldman Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award Winner in New York.

Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Feldman received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in New York. This award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.



The award recipients were selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders and previous Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients.

"This award is an acknowledgment of the success of SMC. I want to thank Mark Silver and Kevin Huber, my partners, and the rest of the SMC family of employees and advisors who are responsible for our success. This award is outside confirmation of what we all know; that we are a unique special company" said CEO Adam Feldman.

As a New York award winner, Mr. Feldman is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and 2012 winner Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Inc.

June 17th, 2013 - Perry Collins appointed new Regulatory Affairs Manager.

SMC announces the appointment of Perry Collins as its new Regulatory Affairs Manager in light of the retirement of Mr. Phil Ostrowski after five years of impeccable service.

In his new position, Mr. Collins will be responsible for ensuring SMC is compliant to applicable industry and government standards, both domestically and globally and will be based at SMC's Production and Warehousing Facility in Kershaw, South Carolina. In addition, Mr. Collins brings 36 years of professional experience within the chemical industry and prior to his position at SMC, he served as Manager of Environmental Health and Safety at WeylChem US Inc.

"SMC is always looking for seasoned professionals to defy the odds and overcome the challenges of the highly complex and ever-changing environment of our industry. We are pleased to welcome Perry and will lean on his professional experience and solid background to help further SMC's footprint" said Kevin Huber, Executive Vice President at Special Materials Company.

Perry Collins is an active member of SOCMA's ChemStewards® program and has participated as an Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHSS) auditor.

May 23th, 2013 - Ann Wilkinson joins SMC as Operations Manager.

Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Ann Wilkinson as Operations Manager. She will be based at the corporate headquarters in New York City and will manage the logistics department and customer service teams. As Operations Manager, Ann will be focusing on enduring and strengthening SMC's Logistics Operational Excellence and comes with an extensive background and knowledge in international transportation and supply chain logistics.

May 20th, 2013 - Adam Feldman, CEO of SMC, named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 award.

Adam Feldman, CEO and Chairman of Special Materials Company (SMC), has been selected as a Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 finalist. The program honors businesspeople who "not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities."

May 1st, 2013 - SMC to Increase Sodium Cyanide Prices

NEW YORK—Special Materials Company announced today that effective June 1st, 2013 it will increase the price of its sodium cyanide grades to all its customers by $0.10/LB ($0.22/KG). The increase is necessary due to current market conditions driven by the continued high prices of gold.

According to SMC officials, "We continue to work very hard to offer our customers products at affordable prices and will always continue to investigate strategies to minimize price increases."

Special Materials Company maintains inventory of all their cyanide salts at its owned-and-operated facility in Kershaw, SC. This allows SMC to maintain complete control of the security and supply chain management of this hazardous product.

April 19th, 2013 - Adam Feldman, CEO of Special Materials Company (SMC), Selected As Semifinalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Award ...

Adam Feldman, CEO and Chairman of Special Materials Company (SMC), has been selected as a semifinalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 New York program. The program honors businesspeople who "not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities."

Adam and SMC are proud to be recognized by this distinguished award program.

July 17th, 2012 - SMC Achieves Responsible Distribution Verification From NACD ...

Special Materials Company has earned Responsible Distribution Verification from The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the benchmark for chemical distributor companies committed to product stewardship and responsible distribution in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

With this achievement, Special Material Company now joins an elite group which requires members to continuously improve performance in protecting health, safety, security, and the environment.

July 16th, 2012 - SMC makes the ICIS Top 100 Global Chemical Distributors list ...

SMC is proud to announce that for a second consecutive year, SMC made the ICIS Top 100 Global Chemical Distributors list at #71.

In 2011, sales reached $142 Million up from $79 Million in 2009, for a three year compounded growth rate of 34%. Sales in 2012, are showing significant growth over 2011.

We are gratified by these results and recognize the support of our employees, customers, and suppliers. SMC is continually looking for ways to add more value to our customers by developing new products and sources.

December 12th, 2011 - SMC To Increase Sodium Cyanida Prices ...

Special Materials Company announced today that effective January 1st, 2012 it will increase the price of its sodium cyanide grades to all its customers by $0.20/LB ($0.44/KG). The increase is necessary due to current market conditions driven by the impressive rise of gold prices.

According to SMC officials, "We have always worked very hard to offer our customers products at affordable prices and have already implemented a strategy to diminish the price increase."

December 2nd, 2011 - SMC Relocates Cyanide's Inventory ...

As supply chain costs continue to rise and the supply chain grows more and more complex, Special Materials Company is looking for best practices for improving its inventory management strategy. SMC is relocating its inventory of sodium cyanide from a public warehouse to its owned facility in Kershaw, SC to minimize the challenges of fulfilling customer demand. "Storing cyanide products at the Kershaw, SC facility will reduce handling and packaging costs. In addition, SMC will gain complete control of the security and supply chain management of this hazardous product" said product manager Michael Norwood.

October 15th, 2011 - SPECIAL MATERIALS COMPANY TO RAISE THE PRICE ...

New York, NY?Special Materials Company (SMC) is increasing effective immediately or as contracts allow, pricing for PCBTF (parachlorobenzotrifluoride) by 10% covering all grades and packages.

This action is necessary to respond to raw material market conditions and currency exchange challenges. Environmental issues have caused production challenges for key raw materials along with unexpected strong demand for PCBTF for the agricultural market.

According to SMC's Compliance Solutions Product Manager, Diane Tramontana, "SMC remains committed to supplying high quality PCBTF and maintaining sufficient US based inventory to supply the market demand"

September 30th, 2011 - Based on success of our product specific websites ...

July 28th, 2011 - SMC SUBSIDIARY OPENS IN SWITZERLAND ...

New York, NY, July 28, 2011—Special Materials Company (SMC) announces the opening of a European subsidiary in Switzerland, and appoints Christoph Mielke to the post of Global Managing Director of Phosphorous Derivatives.

Mielke's background includes over 15 years of sales and marketing functions at the CECA/Arkema Group prior to becoming the Managing Director of the new SMC Swiss office.

With this European entity; SMC is committed to expand its business activities in Europe and Asia. The office, based in Canton of Valais, will have a local commercial and logistics team providing an improved level of service and strengthening SMC's position in these regions.

According to Adam Feldman, SMC's CEO, "The Swiss office is part of SMC's strategic objective to expand and strengthen its global presence."

July 22nd, 2011 - Special Materials Company ranks 70th in the 2010 listing of ICIS ...

Special Materials Company ranks 70th in the 2010 listing of ICIS Top 100 Global Chemical Distributors. Click here to read more...

May 23rd, 2011 - Partnership with Gustavo Russo ...

Special Materials Company (SMC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Gustavo Russo to build a Latin American Specialty Chemical business.

SMC, formed in 1996, with headquarters in New York City, is a global specialty chemical company serving global markets in agriculture, energy, paint and coatings, paper, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and intermediates. SMC has been growing its business at a 25% per year compounded rate. Currently at USD120 Million in sales, it is the right size to provide a level of dedication and service to its customers which is unequaled in its market segments. SMC has ownership of 3 factories in China, and one factory in the United States with several logistics distribution centers across the globe.

With this association with Gustavo Russo, SMC is building a platform in Latin America to market products, provide logistics services, and invest through acquisitions and Joint Ventures. The office, located in Campinas City Estate of Sao Paulo in a privileged geographic area of Brazil, will supervise SMC's activities in Latin America and will have a local logistics team providing an improved level of service in the Latin America region.

SMC and Russo are committed to making Latin America a more significant part of its global business, and supporting the growing economies in Brazil and Latin America.

Adam Feldman
Chief Executive Officer
Special Materials Company

April 15th, 2011 - Implementing an approximately 15% price increase ...

New York, NY----- Special Materials Company (SMC) is implementing an approximately 15% price increase effective immediately or as contracts allow. SMC also instituted order control for PCBTF as of April 1, 2011.

These actions are necessary to respond to abrupt and significant increases in certain raw material costs, and continuing upward pressure from energy, currency and freight costs. According to Diane Tramontana, SMC's Compliance Solution's Product Manager, "This situation may to continue into the third quarter of 2011. We are sparing no effort to keep customers well supplied during this difficult period, and can see the market coming into balance later in the year, but until then, we need to manage our supply carefully."

About Special Materials Company SMC is a global marketer, manufacturer and developer of specialty chemical products. The company main activities are in the manufacture of phosphorous derivatives, alkyl phosphines, photographic and motion picture chemicals, and specialty flame retardants. In addition, the company distributes solvents, resin additives and titanium dioxide slurry through a global net of warehouses.

March 18th, 2011 - Launching five extra chemical information websites ...

Due to popular demand we are launching five extra chemical information websites for our leading products:

Sodium Hypophosphite
Phosphorus Pentoxide
Parachlorobenzotrifluoride
Dimethyl Carbonate
Polyphosphoric Acid

June 15, 2010 - SMC is now a Proud NACD Member ...

Our Commitment To industry Excellence.
We are pleased to announce that Special Materials Company has become a proud member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), an international association of chemical distributor companies committed to product stewardship in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal through compliance with Responsible Distribution.

May 28th, 2010 - SMC Announces That It Has Formed A Mergers & Acquisition Team ...

May 20th, 2010 - SMC Seeks Strategic Acquisition Candidates ...

April 29th, 2010 - Our Advertisement in the April 2010 Coatings Tech Magazine ...

February 24th, 2010 - Dear Customers, Suppliers, and Associates, ...

Dear Customers, Suppliers, and Associates,

As you can see, we have finally updated our web site. For a long time, it has not reflected who we have become. We have been very busy transforming our company from a small start up, to a hundred million dollar global specialty chemical company. It's been 14 years since Mark, Kevin, and I, working out of our homes, thought we could help our customers access high quality low priced products from China.

In the meantime, we have added people, factories, and warehouses, and global sales offices to support the efforts. When discussing the web site, it has always been, "we'll get to it."

Well now we got to it.

People that have known us have stated that "you guys are the best kept secret in the industry."

Well now we finally have the time to sit down and figure out what it is we do and state it. What we do is use all of our strengths, creativity, and energy to help and support our customers, partners, suppliers, and employees reach their goals and objectives.

We really take this seriously. We know that our continuing success is built on every interaction that we have with our customers, suppliers, partners, and employees. Our reputation grows by doing this diligently and carefully. We listen to all of you and strive to put you in the strongest position so that you can all succeed in a tough environment.

We are small enough so that we can think creatively to solve any problem no matter the size. There is no order, conversation, transaction, which doesn't get the highest attention.

We are now big enough so that we have low cost supply chain, so that we can provide products to our customers which add value to their supply chains and allow us to invest in improving our offerings.

We have continually grown at a 30% annual rate and have done this by retaining 95% of our 300 customers every year. We will continue to grow by adding new products to these existing customers and getting the word out so that we take on new customers, suppliers, and partners.

To those that know us, thank you for your business. For those that don't know us, please give us a chance to help you reach your goals and objectives.

Sincerely,

Adam Feldman
CEO and Chairman
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