Rohm and Haas to increase ion exchange resin prices globally

Philadelphia-based Rohm and Haas will raise prices across its range of ion exchange resins, adsorbents and catalysts worldwide by 5%, effective Sept. 1st or as contracts permit...

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18, 2004 -- Specialty chemicals and materials manufacturer Rohm and Haas Company announced a worldwide price increase across its range of ion exchange resins, adsorbents and catalysts. The increase will be 5%, effective Sept. 1st or as contracts permit.

The increase is needed to cover the continued increases in energy and raw material costs.

For more than 60 years, Rohm and Haas has been a leading and innovative manufacturer of ion exchange resin, adsorbents and catalysts. These polymers are able to replace undesirable particles in solutions with more favorable ones and can be used to purify, separate or enrich substances from the treated liquid. Rohm and Haas extensive know how in the control of polymeric particle formation and functionalization, enables them to develop innovative products and services for a variety of industries. These encompass the power and electronics sector, the chemical and petrochemical markets but also drinking water and nutrition as well as the pharmaceutical industry.

About Rohm and Haas Company
Rohm and Haas is a worldwide producer of specialty materials, with more than 100 plants and research facilities in 27 countries and company sales of approximately $6.4 billion in 2003. Its chemistry is found today in personal care, health care, grocery, home and construction markets, in the power and electronics industry and thousands of everyday products. Additional information about Rohm and Haas can be found at www.rohmhaas.com.

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