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Rohm and Haas Recognized As Technology Innovation Leader by Behr Process Corporation

Published on 2007-04-26. Author : SpecialChem

PHILADELPHIA, PA, -- Rohm and Haas (NYSE:ROH) said it was acknowledged as Behr Process Corporation's supplier with the most innovative technology for 2006 at ceremonies in California last month.

This is the second time Rohm and Haas has earned Behr's Supplier Technology Innovation Award since its inception in 2004.

"Our Technology Innovation Award is an important recognition we give to a supplier," said Cyriac Alexander, Senior Vice President, Technology and Purchasing for Behr Process Corporation. "Innovation allows us to continue to provide our customers with the best paints for their needs. Rohm and Haas has continually brought innovative technology to us over the years, so it is fitting that we give this award to them again."

"We are always pleased to receive recognition from a key customer," said Luis Fernandez, Vice President and Business Group Leader for Paint and Coatings Materials worldwide. He noted that Rohm and Haas strives to please all of its customers all of the time. "Our relationship with Behr stretches back more than 20 years has been mutually beneficial because of Behr's understanding of paint trends and preferences in both the consumer and contractor markets, high-quality formulations, and Rohm and Haas's ability to deliver innovative, environmentally advanced emulsions and additives to meet customers' exact needs, time after time."

Rohm and Haas has been the global innovator in paint and coatings materials since the 1950s, when it developed some of the very first formulations for water-based acrylic technology that have made paints easier to use and better for the environment. Today, Rohm and Haas remains at the forefront of technology that allows manufacturers around the world to create paint formulations that perform extremely well, tailored to meet specific local weather conditions and cultural preferences for color and finish.

During the past year, Rohm and Haas innovation has been recognized by the global coatings industry. Among them:

The "Prix Pierre Potier Innovation in the Environment Award" for the company's commitment to innovation in the industry and it continual improvement in reducing impact on the environment. (Awarded by the Minister Delegate for Industry for France, in the presence of 2005 Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry, Yves Chauvin).

Recognition from ABRAFATI (Brazilian Paint Manufacturers Association), Brazil's highest honor for scientific studies, for original company scientific work into the effectiveness of certain paint additives.

The "Heroes of Chemistry" Award - Rohm and Haas scientists were recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as 'chemical innovators whose work has lead to the welfare and progress of humanity' for their innovative Aquaset™ home building insulation technology.

Behr Process Corporation has been one of America's leading manufacturers of premium architectural coatings since 1947. With a complete line of interior and exterior paints plus stains and specialty coatings, Behr Process offers a product for virtually every consumer coating need. Sold primarily to the do-it-yourself market through major home centers and other retailers, the company's paints, stains and coatings are marketed under the brand names Premium Plus, Expressions, Behr 1-Coat Paint and Plus 10 Stains. Behr Process Corporation, headquartered in Santa Ana, California, became a member of the Masco family of companies in 1999.

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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