Rohm & Haas
Rohm & Haas (NYSE: ROH)
Rohm & Haas was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009.
Book: “Rohm & Haas: History of a Chemical Company,” by Sheldon Hochheiser, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1986. See the review on the Books Non-fiction discussion board: http://boards.fool.com/rohm-haas-history-of-a-chemical-company-26440613.aspx
Rohm & Haas was founded in 1906 to supply chemicals based on German technology to the leather tanning industry. In time, they became pioneers in the use of acrylic polymers in paints and plastics. Other business lines included ion exchange resins and surfactants.