Nissan Chemical America Certified Compliant in ChemStewards ® Program

Nissan Chemical America Demonstrates Commitment to Performance Improvement

Pasadena, TX – Nissan Chemical America’s Pasadena facility announced today it has furthered its commitment to environmental, health, safety and security excellence by becoming certified in ChemStewards®, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ performance improvement program.


Nissan Chemical America’s adoption of ChemStewards represents a commitment to improve its performance through a system of reviews and independent audits. ChemStewards is SOCMA’s flagship EHS&S program developed by and for the specialty chemical manufacturing industry to reflect a focus on continuous improvement of regulatory compliance, customer confidence, community trust and product stewardship. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members who are engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants achieve superior EHS&S performance.


“Becoming ChemStewards certified is a major step for Nissan Chemical America’s employees, customers and community,” said Jennifer Abril, SOCMA President and CEO. “ChemStewards is designed to help specialty chemical companies prioritize environmental, health, safety and security improvement. We commend Nissan Chemical America Pasadena Plant on its successful completion of the program, which should serve as proof to their customers of the company’s efforts to achieve superior performance.”


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Since 1921 SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies. SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making us the leading authority on this sector. To learn more, visit

Staff Highlight

Rebecca VandersliceRebecca Vanderslice, Quality Manager for the Nissan Chemical Houston facility, holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She has been employed by Nissan Chemical for more than 10 years, as QC Chemist, QC Lab Manager, and currently Quality Manager. Becky is a long standing member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). She received recognition as a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) in 2009, and following a year of study, was recognized as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) in 2010.

We are very proud of the achievements Becky has attained in the study of quality and statistical techniques. Furthermore, the application of these techniques to our business has been a key to our ongoing success. Please let us know if Becky can assist you in your quest for continuous improvement.

Feature Article in January PCI Magazine

The January print and online editions of Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine feature an article by Nissan Chemical America researcher Mark Myers on “Current Trends and Impending Developments in Silica Nanoparticle Use in UV Curable Systems.” This article was originally presented at RadTech 2010 Technology Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Maryland in May, 2010.