British Plastics & Rubber 2006/12/17
Rohm and Haas joins
Chinese additives JV
Rohm and Haas is to set up a joint venture to make plastics additives in China. It is joining with Weihai Jinhong Polymer Company 威海金泓高分子有限公司 in Jinhong Rohm and Haas Chemicals Company (JinHaas) to make additives for the building and construction and PVC packaging sectors.
The joint venture, to be based at Jinhong's Weihai City plant山東省威海, will produce methacrylate butadiene styrene, acrylic impact modifiers and acrylic processing aids for distribution in China and other emerging markets. Jinhong is puting in its plant and Rohm and Haas will contribute cash. Rohm and Haas will hold 51 per cent of the company which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2007. Rohm and Haas expects to double its plastic additives sales in China by 2010.
August 22, 2007 Rohm and Haas
JinHaas officially begins operation - Contributes to Chinese plastics additives market
Rohm and Haas Company (ROH) and Weihai Jinhong Polymer Co. Ltd announced today that they have begun formal operation of a joint venture company, Jinhong Rohm and Haas Chemical Company (JinHaas), following the announcement of the agreement in December 2006. JinHaas will produce methacrylate butadiene styrene (MBS), acrylic impact modifiers (AIMs), and acrylic processing aids for distribution in China, as well as in other emerging markets.
Rohm and Haas Company and Weihai Jinhong Polymer Company, Ltd. form Joint Venture to Serve Chinese Plastics Additives Market
Rohm and Haas Company (ROH) and Weihai Jinhong Polymer Company, Ltd. today announced their agreement to form a new joint venture, Jinhong Rohm and Haas Chemicals Company Ltd (JinHaas), designed to deliver a complete range of quality plastics additives products and superior technical support to the building and construction and PVC packaging segments of the Chinese market. The joint venture is currently pending for Chinese government approval.
The new manufacturing joint venture, to be based at Jinhong’s Weihai City plant, will produce methacrylate butadiene styrene (MBS), acrylic impact modifiers (AIMs) and acrylic processing aids for distribution in China, as well as other emerging markets. It combines the strong brand reputation, distribution network, extensive product and process technology, and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) experience of Rohm and Haas Company with the significant manufacturing capacity, product offering and regional marketing and sales expertise of Jinhong Company.
About Weihai Jinhong Polymer Company, Ltd.
Located in the south of Weihai City of Shandong province, established in 1986, Weihai Jinhong Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. is specialized in developing, manufacturing and managing new polymer materials. We mainly produce PVC additives, and the key products include chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) with annual output of 15,000 metric tons, acrylic impact modifier (AlM), MBS impact modifier, and acrylic processing aids with annual output of 20,000 metric tons. The company has several subsidiaries, including Jinhong Pipe Co., Ltd., Jinhong Electronic Co., Ltd. and Jinyu Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd. Visit www.jinhong.com.cn for more information.
April 30, 2007 Rohm and Haas
Ceres and Rohm and Haas to study plant-based BioPRODUCTS
Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. and Rohm and Haas Company, a leading manufacturer of specialty materials, today announced a research collaboration that will work toward producing plant-based alternatives to a petroleum-derived material used in thousands of home and industrial products.
Funded by a $1.5 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the three-year project will determine if energy crops planted for cellulosic ethanol セルロース系エタノール could simultaneously produce methacrylate monomers, a key raw material used in the manufacture of many products including paint and coatings, building materials, and acrylic sheet and resins. The economics are attractive. More than 1.5 billion pounds of methacrylate monomers are produced annually in the United States, a market worth $780 million.
Though in its early stages, the science looks promising. Molecular biologists and biochemistry experts at Ceres say that some plants naturally produce compounds similar to methacrylate monomers, but do not necessarily accumulate them in extractable forms or quantities. They believe it may be feasible to alter the way plants produce these compounds so that they can be extracted from the dried stalks, stems and leaves before these are fed into biorefineries producing ethanol from cellulose. Cellulosic ethanol derives its energy from the whole plant rather than just the grain, as in corn-based ethanol.
Ceres, Inc. ( www.ceres.net ) is the leading developer of high-yielding energy crops that can be planted as feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production. Its development efforts cover switchgrass, miscanthus, poplar and other energy crops. Founded in 1997 as a plant genomics company, Ceres holds the largest proprietary collection of fully sequenced plant genes, including more than 75,000 genes and 10,000 gene promoters. The privately held company also licenses its traits to other organizations. Ceres' headquarters are located in Thousand Oaks, California.
2007/7/19 Rohm and Haas
Rohm and Haas Announces Construction of a New Polymer Emulsions Plant in Moscow Region, Russia
Rohm and Haas, the leading producer of specialty materials, today announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint and coatings materials, and adhesives.
The plant is a greenfield facility with close proximity to key customers and with excellent access to local and imported raw materials and all key utilities. Construction at the site will begin in the first half of 2008 with completion planned for early 2009.
The new plant will have an initial capacity of 50,000 metric tons, with a planned expansion to 70,000 metric tons to meet rapidly growing demand for polymer emulsions.
September 3, 2007 Rohm and Haas
Rohm and Haas Expands In
Company is Now the Leading Provider of Acrylic Emulsions in This Region
Deep Commitment to this Market Evidenced in Opening of Second Manufacturing Facility in Four Years
Rohm and Haas Company today celebrated the inauguration of its second, state-of-the-art acrylic emulsions facility in India to meet growing demand for its environmentally advanced products and technology in this important region.
The Chennai facility, located in the Sriperambudur industrial area of Tamil Nadu in South India, is opening with the capacity to make 30,000 to 40,000 metric tons a year of specialty materials used in the manufacture of paints and coatings, adhesives, textiles, paper and leather.
The largest and fastest-growing supplier of environmentally advanced acrylic emulsions
The company also is doubling the capacity of its 35,000 metric ton facility in Taloja, which is located near Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. The combined capacity of Taloja and Chennai (100, 000 to 110,000 metric tons per year) makes Rohm and Haas India’s largest and fastest-growing producer of environmentally advanced emulsions and additives for paints and coatings and other waterbased polymer industries .
|Quick Facts about the Chennai Facility:|
|・||Initial capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 metric tons of materials used in paints and coatings and other emulsion polymer applications like adhesives, textile chemicals, paper and leather;|
|・||“Zero discharge” facility, in full compliance with stringent local guidelines as well as Rohm and Haas’s global standards;|
|・||Strategically situated to serve customer needs in fast growing southern Indian markets;|
|・||First new Rohm and Haas plant to come on-stream with ‘21st Century Manufacturing’ and other best practices in place;|
|・||Located on a 16-acre site at the Sriperumbudur industrial area near Chennai, on the Bangalore highway, and 85 km. from the international seaport at Chennai.|
January 08, 2008
Rohm and Haas
Rohm and Haas Opens Sanshui Manufacturing Facility in Guangdong, China 広東省仏山市三水区
Site will expand as needed to support future growth
Rohm and Haas Company, the leading supplier of binders and additives for the global paint and coatings industry, today 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.
April 16, 2008 Rohm & Haas
Rohm and Haas and Tasnee
and Sahara Olefins Company Form Joint Venture to Make Acrylic
Monomers in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
* 250,000 metric ton facility to be operational in 2011
* “Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company” will use advantaged supply of propylene and latest process technology to make acrylic acid and related products
* Supports Rohm and Haas’s accelerated growth of acrylic portfolio in rapidly developing economies
Rohm and Haas Company and
Tasnee and Sahara Olefins Company (TSOC) of Saudi Arabia said
today they will form a joint venture which will produce 250,000 metric
tons of acrylic acid and related esters in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
beginning in 2011. These feedstock materials will
be used primarily to support the fast-paced growth of Rohm and
Haas’s water-based acrylic products in
rapidly developing economies. TSOC will have exclusive rights to
sell a portion of the acrylic acid products within the Gulf
Cooperation Council countries of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar,
Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
“This is a wonderful day for Rohm and Haas,” said Carol Eicher, Vice President and Business Director for the company’s Primary Materials business. “This joint venture - Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company - demonstrates our commitment to secure monomers at the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost - in support of the ongoing global growth of our acrylic portfolio.” Eicher noted that the Jubail facility is the first downstream chemical project of its kind to be undertaken in the Middle East.
Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company will be 75 percent owned by TSOC; 25 percent by Rohm and Haas. Rohm and Haas will invest approximately $50 million for its equity stake in the venture, and will license its technology for making acrylic acid. When completed, the plant in Jubail will employ approximately 225 people.
About Tasnee and Sahara Olefins Company
TSOC is a Saudi joint stock company established by Tasnee and Sahara. It owns 75 percent of the Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC). SEPC is establishing $ 2.5 billion cracker complex which will produce one million tons of ethylene, 285KTa of propylene and 800 KTA of polyethylene. SEPC is 25 percent owned by LyondellBasell Industries.
May 26, 2008 Rohm and Haas
Rohm and Haas to Build Plant in Vietnam
Rohm and Haas Company said today that it intends to build an acrylic emulsion facility in Nhon Trach city, within the Dong Nai province of Vietnam, in order to meet the fast-growing needs for the paints and coatings market. The company will spend approximately US$10 million for this facility, which will be completed by the middle of 2009 and will join a network of 12 plants across the Asia-Pacific region, part of a system of 34 plants worldwide.
The plant will be constructed within the Nhon Trach 3 Industrial Park, about 30 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City.
Within the past six months, Rohm and Haas has commissioned new plants in Sanshui, Foshan, China and Chennai, India, and expanded a facility in Taloja, India. The company is also building or expanding plants in Russia, Turkey and Mexico.
ペイント & コーティングス・マテリアルズ事業部 アクリルエマルション技術
平成19 年11 月26 日
ローム・アンド・ハース社は、アジア太平洋地域において5 名の副社長を任命したと発表しました。今回の発表は、当社のビジネス戦略「ビジョン2010」の実現に向け、今後ますます重要な役割を果たしていくアジア太平洋地域の体制強化の一環です。任命を受けた5 名は、いずれも当社グローバル・リーダーシップ・カウンシルの一員でもあります。
ラジ･グプタ会長・社長兼CEO (最高経営責任者)は、「今回、副社長の任命にあたり、ローム・アンド・ハース社の幹部層の厚さを反映した結果になっており、当社のビジョン2010 の目標達成に向け副社長5 名は意欲的に取り組んでくれることと期待している。また、アジア太平洋地域に新たに5人の副社長を任命したことはアジアでの事業の発展と、組織運営能力を期待するのみならず、アジア市場での当社のプレゼンスを今後更に高め、強化していこうという当社のコミットメントである」と、コメントしています。
ローム･アンド・ハース社は、2006 年後半にビジネス戦略「ビジョン2010」を発表しました。同社の業績、ポートフォリオ、事業環境そしてビジネスチャンスを詳細に分析し、その結果に基づき、有機的成長に焦点を当て、更なる成長を目指します。アジア太平洋地域では、2006 年度の16 億ドルから2010 年度には32 億ドルの売上げを目標にしています。
Jan 08, 2008
Rohm and Haas Opens Sanshui Manufacturing Facility in Guangdong, China
Site will expand as needed to support future growth
Rohm and Haas Company, the leading supplier of binders and additives for the global paint and coatings industry, today 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.
2006/12 Rohm and Haas joins Chinese additives JV
2007/8 JinHaas officially begins operation - Contributes to Chinese plastics additives market
Rohm and Haas Celebrates Ground Breaking of Manufacturing Facility in Turkey
Rohm and Haas, the leading producer of specialty chemicals, today celebrated the ground breaking event of a plastics additives acrylic impact modifier and processing aids manufacturing facility in Gebze, Turkey.
This manufacturing facility will have the potential capacity of 40,000 MT, to respond to the growing demand for acrylic impact modifiers and processing aids from the plastics industry in both local and neighboring markets. The production process will follow Rohm and Haas’s high-quality manufacturing standards. The targeted production date will be second quarter of 2008. The plastics additives that will be produced in this new facility are used in many industries like building and construction, packaging and many other industries to enhance the quality of end products.
Rohm and Haas selected Gebze as the ideal location for the plant because of its transportation connections. This allows excellent logistics for both the arrival of raw materials and the shipment of their products. Moreover, Gebze is already a chemical industrial estate and thus very well adapted to the needs of Rohm and Haas. The company will be benefit from the available facilities, as well as from an experienced local labor force that is already familiar with the chemical industry.
Rohm and Haas continues its operations with Polisan group that has been a pioneer and leader in the Turkish Chemical Industry since 1964.
February 14, 2007
Rohm and Haas Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for a New Manufacturing Plant in Mexico
Rohm and Haas Company recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new plant in Querétaro, Mexico, for the production of emulsion polymers and poly-acrylates. Nineteen million dollars will be invested to build the new facility, which will begin operations in early 2008.
A primary goal of this investment is to make Rohm and Haas a center of excellence in technology and services - reaching customers in Mexico, as well as those in markets in North America and other Latin American countries. This will help the company strengthen and consolidate its presence throughout the Latin America Region, which today has offices and operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. Products made at the new manufacturing facility will serve many markets, including construction, textiles, adhesives, sealants, industrial, household and personal care.
米国ローム・アンド・ハース社は、2007年 2月 14日、メキシコ、ケレタロ州に建設する新工場の起工式を執り行いました。今回、新設予定の同工場では、エマルジョンポリマーおよびポリ アクリレートの製造を行います。2008年上半期から稼働予定のこの新施設の建設には、1,900 万 USドルが投資される予定です。
この投資の最大の目的は、この拠点を建設することにより、メキシコ国内のお客様のみならず、北 米、および他の南米諸国市場のお客様へ当社の革新的技術および迅速なサービスを提供すること です。現在、南米地域では、アルゼンチン、ブラジル、チリ、コロンビア、メキシコに営業拠点を有し ておりますが、この新設予定の拠点追加によって、南米地域での更なるプレゼンスの向上および確 立を確固たるものにすることができます。新たな製造施設で生産される製品は、建設、繊維、接着 剤およびシーラント材、産業用資材、日用品、パーソナルケア等様々な市場および用途に提供して いきます。
この新工場の建設により、ローム・アンド・ハース社はグローバルで３１箇所のアクリルエマルジョン 製造工場を有することになります。既にアジアでは１０箇所でアクリルエマルジョン製造を展開して おり、現在、中国の広州およびインド東部に位置するチェンナイにてアクリルエマルジョン工場を建 設中です。当社は引き続き、アクリルエマルジョン事業の拡大および強化を進めていきます。