Rohm And Haas, Reliance To Explore Joint Venture For Acrylic-Monomer Facility

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, India.

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 Hass’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