PHILADELPHIA - In the presence of Yves Chauvin, Nobel prizewinner in Chemistry 2005, and the minister delegate for industry, Francois Loos, Rohm and Haas was honored for its innovative technology in Avanse™, a new acrylic polymer platform.

During an industry ceremony in Paris, the prestigious "Prix Pierre Potier" medal was presented to Dr. Marie Bleuzen, head of the Decorative Paints laboratory of Rohm and Haas, who developed the innovative new acrylic technology with her team and with the research laboratories in Spring House, Pa.