WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 14D-9

                      Solicitation/Recommendation Statement
                       Pursuant to Section 14(d)(4) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                (Amendment No. 6)

                                   BORDEN, INC.
                            (Name of Subject Company)

                                   BORDEN, INC.
                       (Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)

                     Common Stock, Par Value $.625 Per Share
                          (Title of Class of Securities)

                      (CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

                              Allan L. Miller, Esq.
               Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
                               and General Counsel
                                   Borden, Inc.
                              180 East Broad Street
                              Columbus, Ohio  43215
                                  (614) 225-4000

                  (Name, address and telephone number of person
              authorized to receive notice and communications on 
              behalf of the person(s) filing statement)

                                 With a copy to:
                            Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.
                          Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
                               51 West 52nd Street
                            New York, New York  10019
                                  (212) 403-1000

                   This Amendment No. 6 amends and supplements the
         Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 of
         Borden, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the "Company"), filed
         with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission")
         on November 22, 1994, as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed with
         the Commission on December 1, 1994, Amendment No. 2 filed with
         the Commission on December 2, 1994, Amendment No. 3 filed with
         the Commission on December 5, 1994, Amendment No. 4 filed with
         the Commission on December 6, 1994 and Amendment No. 5 filed
         with the Commission on December 8, 1994 (as so amended, the
         "Schedule 14D-9"), with respect to the exchange offer made by
         Borden Acquisition Corp., a New Jersey corporation (the "Pur-
         chaser"), Whitehall Associates, L.P., a Delaware limited
         partnership (the "Partnership"), and KKR Partners II, L.P., a
         Delaware limited partnership (together with the Partnership,
         the "Common Stock Partnerships"), to exchange shares, owned by
         the Purchaser or its affiliates, of common stock, par value
         $.01 per share (the "Holdings Common Stock"), of RJR Nabisco
         Holdings Corp., a Delaware corporation ("Holdings"), for all
         outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, par value
         $.625 per share (the "Shares"), and the associated preferred
         stock purchase rights (the "Rights"), not already owned by the
         Purchaser or its affiliates, upon the terms and subject to the
         conditions set forth in the Offering Circular/Prospectus, dated
         November 22, 1994, as amended and supplemented by the Supple-
         ment to the Offering Circular/Prpspectus, dated December 7,
         1994, and the related Letter of Transmittal.  Capitalized terms
         used and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned
         such terms in the Schedule 14D-9 as heretofore amended and

         Item 4.  The Solicitation or Recommendation.

                   (a)-(b) The description in the Schedule 14D-9 under
         "Background and Reasons for the Board's Recommendation; Opin-
         ions of Financial Advisors -- Background -- Events Subsequent
         to Announcement of the KKR Transaction" is hereby amended and
         supplemented by adding the following information:

                   At the Board of Directors meeting held on December 9,
         1994, the Board reviewed Japonica's December 6, 1994 letter
         which modified Japonica's November 30 letter.  The Board also
         reviewed reports of Japonica's December 6, 1994 public meeting
         held in New York.  After consultation with the Company's man-
         agement and the Board's financial and legal advisors, the Board
         determined that Japonica had still failed to address in
         meaningful detail the fundamental questions raised by the Board
         in its December 1 letter.  In the Board's view, Japonica's
         modifications to its proposal still do not present an


         attractive alternative to the Whitehall transaction.  Among
         other things, Japonica has still not provided any evidence of
         its financing sources, presented a plan to refinance the at
         least $1.4 billion of debt that would become payable as a
         result of implementation of Japonica's proposal or explained
         how it would resolve the legal and tax issues involved in its
         proposed spin-offs.  The Board reiterated its commitment to
         review any additional information that Japonica may choose to
         provide in response to the concerns raised by the Board.



                   After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its
         knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the infor-
         mation set forth in this statement is true, complete and

                                       BORDEN, INC.

         Dated:  December 12, 1994     By: /s/ Allan L. Miller         
                                           Name:  Allan L. Miller 
                                           Title:  Senior Vice President,
                                                   Chief Administrative
                                                   Officer and General