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Special Materials Co. (SMC) Makes the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors List 2013.


New York, NY, July 19, 2013- Special Materials Co. (“SMC”), a leading specialty chemical distributor and manufacturer, 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.

About Special Materials Company
SMC, formed in 1996, and headquartered in New York City, is a leading specialty chemical distributor and manufacturer serving global and domestic markets and specializing in products in the areas of paints and coatings, water treatment, and paper and textiles. Also, it is the global market leader in VOC-exempt solvents, hypophosphite chemistry, and imaging products. Currently, SMC has ownership of 3 factories in China, and one in the United States with several logistics distribution centers across the globe. SMC provides reliable access to lower-cost producers from emerging markets.


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