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Toyo-Morton Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Dedicates New Research and Administration Center

Published on 2004-07-23. Author : SpecialChem

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Toyo-Morton Ltd., headquartered near Tokyo, recently hosted a special gathering of company personnel, joint venture partners, and distributors for the company. Senior managers of Toyo-Morton, and joint venture partners Toyo Ink Manufacturing and Rohm and Haas Company, planned the event to celebrate their landmark 30th anniversary as a leading supplier of advanced adhesives technologies for packaging lamination and industrial applications.

Serving flexible packaging customers in North and South East Asia, Toyo-Morton actively works to bring higher performance and environmentally friendly adhesive bonding solutions to their customers. Rohm and Haas spokesperson Suzanne Rowland, vice president and global business director for adhesives and sealants, stated, "Toyo-Morton was founded to merge technical expertise with sound applications knowledge in order to bring outstanding adhesives technologies and products to flexible packaging converters in North and South East Asia. Today, by continuing to meet the market's needs for improved package laminations, the company remains a global resource for advanced solutions that benefit millions of consumers every day."

Ceremonies also included the dedication of Toyo-Morton's new research and administration facility. This site will bring together polymer specialists as well as formulations and development staff who are working to introduce new adhesive technologies, including state-of-the-art retort adhesives, environmentally-friendly water-based adhesives, solventless product lines, and VOC-compliant adhesives that meet wide-ranging laminating requirements for food, beverage and consumer package goods.

About Toyo-Morton Ltd.

Toyo-Morton is a joint venture of Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. and Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Toyo-Morton was created 30 years ago by two leaders in their respective fields: Toyo Ink and Morton International. The objective of the joint venture was to combine Morton's adhesive technology and application expertise with Toyo Ink's knowledge of the Japanese flexible packaging industry. The joint venture continued after the acquisition of Morton International by Rohm and Haas Company in 1999. Toyo-Morton is widely recognized as an innovator and technology leader for the flexible packaging industry.

About Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Toyo Ink will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2007. Toyo Ink operates 65 subsidiaries and 11 associated companies. Their product offering includes printing inks, graphic arts machinery and supplies, polymer chemicals, organic pigments and colorants. Related businesses are involved in software development, human resource management and lease management for real estate. Annual sales in fiscal year 2003 were 216,406 million JPY (Japanese yen).

About Rohm and Haas Company

Rohm and Haas will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009 and is a worldwide producer of specialty materials, with more than 100 plants and research facilities in 27 countries and company sales of approximately $6.4 billion in 2003. Its chemistry is found today in paint and coatings adhesives and sealants, construction materials, personal computers and electronic components, household cleaning products, as well as thousands of other everyday products.

The Rohm and Haas Adhesives and Sealants business, with annual sales of $632 million, is a world-class supplier of formulated adhesives, coatings, and polymers for adhesives and sealants. It serves the Packaging, Converting, Transportation, Structural, Construction, and Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives industries.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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