Association Exchange

By their very nature, professional societies are thought incubators and a cornerstone for innovation. AOCS is proud to bring together other leading science-based organizations to channel the collective knowledge. Together, the potential is limitless.

Advancing Science through Collaboration

The AOCS Association Exchange program creates partnerships with organizations whose members share common interests and disciplines with AOCS members.  This formalized connection between organizations ensures effective communication and coordination of opportunities available to all members.

Please contact us if your organization would like additional information about participating in the AOCS Association Exchange program.


Affiliate Organizations

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists in 1921, AATCC continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile, apparel, home fabrics, carpet, and advanced fibrous materials industries. Our standard test methods include several evaluations of fabric after home laundering, dry-cleaning, or commercial laundering. AATCC provides test method development, quality control materials, education, and professional networking for a global audience, with Individual and Corporate members in more than 50 countries worldwide.


Algae Biomass Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization promotes the development of viable technologies and commercial markets for renewable and sustainable products derived from algae.


American College of Nutrition

The American College of Nutrition® (ACN), established in 1959, is on a mission to advance nutrition science to prevent and treat disease. We stimulate nutrition research and publication, elevate nutrition knowledge among clinicians and researchers, and provide practical guidance on clinical nutrition.


Good Food Institute

The Good Food Institute is an international nonprofit reimagining meat production. With more than 100 team members across our U.S. team and five affiliate offices, we are building a world where alternative proteins are the default choice. We exist to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals.


New Zealand Institute of Chemistry

The Oils & Fats Specialist Group is a special interest group that keeps its members in touch with both industrial and academic developments in the oils and fats field in New Zealand by technical seminars, conferences and newsletters.



The Oil Technologists' Association of India (OTAI) was founded in 1943 with the main objective to work for the advancement of chemistry and technology of oils and fats and their derived products. It is a Civil Scientific organization. With the aim to reach the common man and touch the humanity and give them a better living, OTAI plays a constructive role in bringing best of mind from all the fields in science and technology. Besides, it acts as a catalyst to reach out to a wider audience by way of conducting lectures, workshops, publishing journals and providing a platform for both industry and academia to exchange knowledge.



The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is the oldest and largest 501(c)3 membership organization serving the cosmetics and personal care industry. Founded in 1945, the SCC is dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science and our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetics and personal care industry.
AOCS and SCC have a special membership arrangement! Current AOCS members (Active) can join SCC for only $95, a 63% savings off the full membership dues. This offer is only available to new SCC members. SCC membership includes online and print access to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, discounts on meeting registrations and continuing education courses and more. Visit for more information.



The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications. SIMB’s mission is to empower their members and community to address current and future challenges facing humanity using industrial microbiology and biotechnology.


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