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Rohm and Haas to Build Plant in Vietnam

May 27, 2008
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According to a press release on Business Wire, Rohm and Haas Company said recently 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 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 company will be bringing its manufacturing capability to Nhon Trach, with the ability to expand capacity as needed to meet future market demand. Technical support will continue to be provided from the technical service lab in Singapore and the R&D center in Shanghai, China. Bruce Hoechner, Vice President and Asia-Pacific Regional Director, said the new Vietnam facility will strengthen the efficiency and capabilities of the entire Asia-Pacific supply chain.

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.
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