Weihai, China - Rohm and Haas Co. and Weihai Jinhong Polymer Co. Ltd. have begun formal operation of their joint venture company, Jinhong Rohm and Haas Chemical Company (JinHaas). Headquartered in Weihai, Shandong Province, the company will produce methacrylate butadiene styrene (MBS), acrylic impact modifiers (AIMs) and acrylic processing aids for distribution in China and other emerging markets.

With this joint venture, Rohm and Haas will become the first multinational company with a significant footprint of plastics additive manufacturing in China. The local manufacturing facility is an addition to the current Asia-Pacific manufacturing and supply network of Rohm and Haas.

Rohm and Haas holds 51% of the JinHaas company shares. The new company was created to deliver a complete range of high-performance plastics additives to the building and construction, and the PVC packaging segments of the Chinese market.