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PHILADELPHIA/FRANKFURT: Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH - news) of Philadelphia, USA and Stockhausen GmbH & Co. KG (a wholly owned subsidiary of Degussa-Huls AG) of Krefeld,Germany, today announced their intent to form a global partnership for the manufacture of acrylic acid by the end of 1999. The 50-50 joint venture will be fully operational by the end of 2000, with combined manufacturing capacity of 330,000 metric tons per year.
MARL: OXENO Olefinchemie GmbH has considerably increased its production capacity for isononanol (INA), a plasticizing alcohol for PVC. With an investment of about DM 100 million, the existing capacity of the INA plant in the Marl CHEMICAL PARK was increased from 40,000 to 140,000 metric tons per year and at the same time the extension of the C4 pipeline (butene downstream products) was completed.