New plant in Russia

Specialty materials producer Rohm and Haas plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region.


Specialty materials producer Rohm and Haas plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region to produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint and coatings materials, and adhesives.


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.


The plant is the company’s largest investment in Russia to date and will be wholly-owned by Rohm and Haas.


Rohm and Haas makes a range of emulsion binders and additives for exterior wall paints as well as acrylic adhesives that are used to make insulated panels for building construction, pressure sensitive adhesives, as well as packaging and label adhesives.