PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 1)—Rohm and Haas Co. has bought the Megum rubber-to-metal bonding business from Chemetall GmbH of Frankfurt, Germany, for an undisclosed price. The purchase includes Megum activities in Italy and Brazil, Rohm and Haas said. The Megum business includes the development, production and distribution of rubber-to-metal bonding agents used for vibration-absorption components used primarily in the automotive industry. Rohm and Haas said it will integrate the Megum activities into its adhesives and sealants business; the company's existing rubber-to-metal bonding business operates under the Thixon trade name. "With this acquisition, we become the company offering the most complete product line and the broadest geographic reach in rubber-to-metal bonding agents," said Nick Gutwein, vice president and global business director of the Adhesives and Sealants Business, in a prepared statement. Rohm and Haas will continue to operate Megum laboratory facilities for development and technical support at Chemetall´s headquarters in Frankfurt. In business year 2000/2001, the Megum business reported sales of more than $10 million.