Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation Receives National Performance Improvement
                                    Honor

PR Newswire

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012

SOCMA Recognizes Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation for Commitment to
Improving Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Initiative

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Nissan Chemical's
Pasadena facility is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary
efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security by the
Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association
representing batch, custom and specialty chemical manufacturers.

Nissan Chemical  participates in SOCMA's ChemStewards® program, which
encourages companies to operate their facilities in an environment that
guarantees safety and environmental compliance to all stakeholders.

Nissan Chemical  accepted a Silver Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA's
91^st Annual Dinner on December 10 in New York City. This is the first year
Nissan Chemical has received the award. Nissan Chemical President Bob Griffith
accepted the award on behalf of the company at the awards dinner.

Nissan Chemical  was recognized for its successful efforts to continually
improve product stewardship, safety and security within the plant and also
within the local community. Chemical products are indispensable in our daily
lives, but require careful handling. With the increasing concern for the
environment and safety, chemical companies around the world have begun to take
voluntary measures to assure safety and health and minimize environmental
impact throughout the entire process of chemical product development, use and
disposal.

Nissan Chemical aims to reduce, reuse and recycle raw materials through the
development of environmentally friendly products from the design stage. The
company also sets environmental preservation targets that are easy for outside
observers to understand. Nissan Chemical plans to strengthen efforts to more
closely communicate with local governments and residents, as well as nearby
corporations, by exchanging opinions on the environment and conducting guided
tours of its factories.

"We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have done on our EHS&S
program," said Griffith. "This award reflects our commitment to constant
improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community."

"In today's business world it is incumbent upon companies to be good
environmental stewards in order to ensure the safety and security of not only
their employees but the community in which they live. We congratulate Nissan
Chemical Houston Corporation  and its employees on this achievement, and we
encourage them to continue these efforts through the ChemStewards performance
improvement program," said SOCMA President & CEO Lawrence D. Sloan.

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. SOCMA has a global membership of 220
companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone. The value
of the products and services provided by SOCMA members is $24 billion, and the
industry's impact on the U.S. GDP is upwards of $2.9 trillion. For more
information on our services and products, please visit www.socma.com.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security
(EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created
from industry's commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry
created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and
specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members
engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping
participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more, visit
www.chemstewards.com.

About Nissan Chemical

Nissan Chemical Industries was founded in 1887 as the first chemical
fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. Since then, Nissan Chemical has continuously
aimed at innovation and now manufactures outstanding products in areas such as
industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals. Nissan
Chemical has been a leading producer of colloidal silica since 1951. Wehave
awide manufacturing presence in Japan; as well as an extensive plant and
Technical Services Laboratory in Houston, Texas.Nissan Chemical Houston
Corporation was established in 1996.

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

Website: http://www.socma.com
Contact: Bob Griffith, +1-281-291-0200
 
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