Washington, D.C.  20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                        PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
                     OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):           July  16, 2001

                                  Borden, Inc.

             (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

        New Jersey                           I-71              13-0511250
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(State or Other Jurisdiction           (Commission File       (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)                         Number)          Identification No.)

          180 East Broad Street,  Columbus, Ohio                43215-3799
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         (Address of Principal Executive Offices)               (Zip Code)

                         (Registrant's Telephone Number,
                              Including Area Code)


ITEM 5. Other Events. Borden Foods Holding Corporation ("Foods"), an affiliate of Borden, Inc. (the "Registrant") and a guarantor of the Registrant's credit facility and publicly held debt, has sold substantially all of its operations. In two separate asset transactions on July 16, 2001, with H.J. Heinz Company and American Italian Pasta Company, and a transaction involving subsidiary stock and assets on July 30, 2001 with New World Pasta Company, certain subsidiaries of Foods completed the sale of all of Foods dry pasta, pasta sauce, bouillon and dry soup operations. Aggregate proceeds for the three transactions approximate $415 million in cash. Potential options for the remaining Foods assets continue to be pursued. Since 1996, Foods' financial statements have been part of the combined financial statements provided supplementally with the Registrant's periodic Securities and Exchange Commission filings. SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. BORDEN, INC. Date: July 31, 2001 By:/s/ Deborah K. Roche Vice President and General Controller (Principal Accounting Officer Duly Authorized Signing Officer) 2