Rohm and Haas opens Sanshui manufacturing facility and announced price increase for acrylic-based emulsions

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 23 May 2008

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(2008), "Rohm and Haas opens Sanshui manufacturing facility and announced price increase for acrylic-based emulsions", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2008.12855cab.013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Rohm and Haas opens Sanshui manufacturing facility and announced price increase for acrylic-based emulsions

Article Type: Industrial news From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 3.

Rohm and Haas Co. has officially launched the initial operations of its new manufacturing plant in Sanshui, Guangdong Province, China. To date, the company has invested approximately US$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 20,000 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.

The company has also announced a list and off-list price increase for all acrylic and styrene acrylic-based emulsions sold to the North American pressure-sensitive adhesives, textile non-woven, construction, adhesives and packaging industries. The increase of 6-8 percent will be effective immediately or as contracts allow.

This movement will impact all Robond™ and Rhoplex™ emulsions. The increase is required to offset the continuing escalation in all major petrochemical feedstocks costs, which continue to reach record levels.

For more details, please visit: www.rohmhaas.com