Rohm And Haas, Reliance Explore Joint Venture

Rohm and Haas Co., Philadelphia, and
India-based Reliance Industries Ltd. have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore the
joint construction of a 200,000-metric-ton-capacity acrylic acid and esters facility in Jamnagar,

The proposed facility is expected to serve primarily markets in India, but would be capable
also of serving export markets. Materials would be produced using Rohm and Haas’s technology and
would serve as bases for environmentally friendly products such as acrylic and water-based
emulsions as well as super-absorbent polymers for textile materials including baby diapers,
construction materials, paints and coatings, detergents, and packaging adhesives.

May/June 2007