Accella Performance Materials™ Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Accella Performance Materials™ ( is pleased to announce that its Accella Polyurethane Systems division has been recognized for exemplary efforts in improving environmental protection, health, safety and security (EHS&S) at its Rancho Cucamonga Facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading trade association representing specialty chemical manufacturers. 

Accella Performance Materials participates in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program, which encourages companies to operate their factories and production facilities in accordance with sustainable best practices that guarantee safety and environmental compliance for all stakeholders.

Accella accepted a Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA’s 95th Annual Dinner on December 5 [th] in New York City.  This is the 2 [nd] year that Accella has received this award.  Accella Performance Materials’ President and CEO, Andy Harris, and Jim Gregg, the Plant Manager for the Rancho Cucamonga facility, accepted the honor on behalf of the company at the awards dinner.

“We are very pleased to have received this prestigious honor in recognition of the work that our company and employees have done to further our commitment to the EHS&S program,” said Andy Harris, President and CEO of Accella Performance Materials.  “Accella is deeply committed to advancing the principles of safety, environmentally responsible manufacturing and sustainability across all of our eight U.S. facilities – and our Rancho Cucamonga location is no exception.  These values and practices are interwoven throughout everything we do as a company and guide manufacturing protocols for each of our business units.”  

“Congratulations to Accella Performance Materials and its employees on this outstanding achievement,” said SOCMA President and CEO Jennifer Abril.  “As specialty chemical manufacturers, it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards and create a culture at their facilities that will ensure the safety and security of their employees and community in which they live.  Accella has gone above and beyond to demonstrate its commitment to improving EHS&S efforts through participation in the ChemStewards Performance Improvement Program.  Congratulations on a job well done.”

As the leading independent polyurethane systems house in North America, Accella delivers eco-friendly polyurethane and recycled rubber products and solutions to its network of certified dealers, distributors and OEMs with the speed, scale and efficiency necessary to meet the demands of a rapidly growing marketplace.

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About SOCMASince 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. To learn more, visit  ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program created from industry’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. To learn more visit

About Accella

Accella shapes ideas that enhance our lives through improved comfort, safety, sustainability and performance.  Accella is a leading manufacturer of custom formulated polyurethane systems, and recycled rubber products formed from the strategic combination of Dash Multi-Corp, MarChem, Arnco, Pathway Polymers, Ultimate Systems, RB Rubber, IPS Polymer Systems, Zeus, Premium Spray Products, Coating & Foam Solutions, Burtin Polymer Labs and Quadrant Spray Foam. The polyurethane business is focused on foams, coatings, adhesives, tire fill, sealants and elastomers. The recycled rubber products business manufactures recycled tire crumb, custom colored EPDM granules, custom and rolled matting, equine matting, athletic flooring, playground surfacing and various custom molded products. The company manufactures in eight production facilities across the United States, one in Europe and one in China. To learn more about Accella Performance Materials and Accella Polyurethane Systems go to

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