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Rohm and Haas Announces Plans for Additonal Production Cutbacks

Rohm and Haas Co. recently announced plans to discontinue all manufacturing of adhesives and sealants and organic specialties products at its Moss Point, Miss., chemicals plant by the end of this year. The company had earlier announced that it would halt the production of liquid polysulfide and insulated glass products at the Moss Point plant. The company said it would no longer manufacture the organic specialties products, which consist primarily of 2-mercaptoethanol and related derivatives. Rohm and Haas earlier announced that it would exit the liquid polysulfide and insulated glass businesses. The adhesives and sealants business will relocate manufacturing of polyurethanes to another Rohm and Haas facility, while the business' plasticizers and energy-curable product lines will be relocated to "third-party" manufacturers, the company said.

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