MRC -- Rohm has reached an important milestone in the implementation of its growth strategy. In a ceremony attended by employees, partners and political representatives, Hans-Peter Hauck, COO of Rohm, officially commissioned the plant, said the company.
“The expansion of our global PMMA capacities is an important step on our way to becoming the leading methacrylate Verbund,” said Hauck. Thus, at the end of the year, another PMMA plant will also start production in Worms, Germany.
China is the largest market for MMA and PMMA in the world. Rohm has been supplying the market with PLEXIGLAS® (branded in the Americas as Acrylite®) molding compounds since the 1990s. Since 2008, the company has been on site with its own plant in Shanghai to serve local customers even faster and more reliably. "Our business has grown steadily," says Benjamin Ling, Rohm President Asia. "As our customers and the Chinese market have grown, so have we, and we have steadily expanded our capacity."
The basis for success in the Asian market is not only the high-quality PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds, but also customized innovations that Rohm has developed specifically for the Asian market. Examples include PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss for automotive pillar trim and PLEXIGLAS® Resist for electronic displays.
We remind, Roehm launches resource-saving alternative to their long-established methyl methacrylate (MMA). For MERACRYL proTerra MMA, 30% fossil raw materials are substituted by sustainable raw materials from circular, recycled or biogenic sources, certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification ISCC PLUS. The product's carbon footprint is reduced by 25%. Roehm guarantees the same specifications, quality and reliable processes. Sustainability is an integral part of Roehm's global business strategy. By the year 2050, Roehm aims to become climate-neutral by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.