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Rohm and Haas Acquires Finnish Emulsions Firm

12:27 PM MST | January 21, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it has agreed to acquire Finndisp (Hanko, Finland), the water-based emulsions business of Oy Forcit (Hanko), for approximately €60 million ($85 million). Finndisp’s emulsions are used in the manufacture of paints and coatings, lacquers, and adhesives, and supply customers in northern Europe and in countries of the former Soviet Union. The deal includes a plant at Hanko, and a facility near Moscow that is due to start up in March. The acquisition is part of R&H’s previously announced Vision 2010 program that...

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