Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

PHILADELPHIA | Rohm and Haas Co.'s Packaging and Building Materials business announced a list and off-list price increase for all acrylic, vinyl acrylic and styrene acrylic based emulsions and solution acrylic polymers sold to the North American pressure sensitive adhesives, textile, nonwoven and construction adhesives industries. The increase of 6 to 8 percent will be effective April 1, 2008, or as contracts allow.

The company explains increases are necessary because of continued escalation of petroleum-based feedstock materials, increases in freight and transportation costs.

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