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Rohm and Haas Opens Sanshui Manufacturing Facility in Guangdong, China

Published on 2008-01-09. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Rohm and Haas Company, the leading supplier of binders and additives for the global paint and coatings industry, officially launched the initial operations of its new manufacturing plant in Sanshui, Guangdong Province, China. To date, the company has invested approximately USD $10 million in this site, which will make products based on acrylic emulsion technology. This is a significant milestone for Rohm and Haas's strategic footprint in China and further demonstrates the company's commitment to the South China coatings market.

Located in Sanshui, Guangdong, the new facility enhances Rohm and Haas ability to quickly supply local customers with quality, locally made products in South China. The new plant has more than 20 thousand metric tons of capacity, and can be expanded to meet future needs in this rapidly growing market. Products made at this facility include environmentally advanced water-based binders and emulsions used to make consumer paints and coatings. Sanshui also produces polyacrylic acid dispersant products used in detergents and mining applications.

"South China comprises 40 percent of China's total coatings industry. This huge market potential, along with our global expertise as the world's leading supplier of materials for the paint and coatings industry, brings us here. We are most grateful to the Sanshui government for their support. Our success here would not be possible without them," said Helen Zhang, Greater China General Manager, Rohm and Haas Paint and Coatings Materials.

Zhang noted that Rohm and Haas is also dedicated to maintaining high standards for this facility. "Rohm and Haas will fulfill our commitment to the community, to our customers, and to the China Coatings market, by adhering to its responsible care commitments, and our stringent Environmental, Safety and Health (EHS) management standards."

Rohm and Haas will continue its strategic, long-term investments in China to meet the needs of local markets. Rohm and Haas China Research and Development Center opened in September 2006 and is located in the Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Industrial Zone. It has over 600 employees, 200 among which are R&D scientists, engineers and technicians. With a total investment target of USD $60 million, Rohm and Haas has spent USD $30 million in the first phase of the CRDC.

Rohm and Haas PCM (Paint and Coating Materials) is committed to providing world-class product and service to China customers. In Jan, 2007, Rohm and Haas launched its Paint Quality Institute (PQI) in GuangZhou. To date, more than 500 people from the coating industry have attended PQI training courses, with the numbers expected to grow significantly in 2008 and beyond. This is another effort in South China to support the local coating whole industry and consumers to increase the need for the high quality paint.

About Rohm and Haas Company:

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life everyday, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.2 billion in 2006.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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