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175 Ghent Road

Fairlawn, OH 44333

United States

Phone: 330-869-4200


OMNOVA Solutions Inc. provides emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and engineered surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The company has strategically located manufacturing, technical and sales facilities in North America, Europe, China, Thailand and India. Segments The company operates two segments, Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based primarily on styrene butadiene (SB), styrene butadiene acrylonitrile (SBA), styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene (NBR), polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemicals and bio-based chemistries. The company is a North American producer and supplier of SB latex for a range of applications. Its custom-formulated products include hollow plastic pigments, resins, binders, adhesives, specialty rubbers, antioxidants and elastomeric modifiers which are used in paper, specialty coatings, carpet, nonwovens, construction, oil/gas drilling and recovery, adhesives, tape, tires, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, polymer stabilization, industrial rubbers and hoses and various other specialty applications. Performance Materials: The company is a supplier of custom-formulated SB and SBA latex and hollow plastic pigments for paper and paperboard coatings. In addition, the company produces specialty chemical additives and binder chemistries for coating applications in the paper, packaging, and paperboard industries. Applications for its products include paper and paperboard coatings used in magazines, catalogs, direct mail advertising, brochures, specialty papers, food cartons and household and other consumer and industrial packaging. The company is also a North American supplier of custom-formulated SB latex used as carpet backing binders. The company’s products for the carpet industry secure carpet fibers to the carpet backing and adhere the primary backing to the secondary backing. Specialty Chemicals: The company is a supplier of polymers, dispersions, antioxidants, elastomers, and specialty chemicals for various product categories. Applications for its specialty polymers and chemicals include specialty coatings, nonwovens (such as disposable hygiene products, engine filters, roofing mat, scrub pads), construction, oil/gas drilling and recovery, adhesives, tape, tire cord, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, polymer stabilization, industrial rubbers and hoses, bio-based polymers, and various other specialty applications. Markets and Customers: Major paper and carpet customers include NewPage Holdings Inc., Verso Paper Corp., Shaw Industries and Beaulieu. The specialties product line includes product categories, such as tire cord adhesives, coating resins, elastomeric modifiers, antioxidants, oil/gas drilling and recovery, nonwovens for hygiene products and masking tape. Major specialty chemical customers include Sherwin Williams, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, PPG, PGI, Hyosung, Shurtape, Xerox, and Fitesa. Marketing and Distribution: The Performance Chemicals segment primarily sells its products directly to manufacturers through internal marketing, sales and technical service teams focused on providing highly responsive customized solutions to targeted markets and industries. Competition: Performance Chemicals primarily competes with chemical companies, including Styron, BASF, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Wacker, Celanese, Dow, Arkema, Kumho, Hexion and several smaller regional companies such as Zeon, Rashig, Croslene and Jubilant. ENGINEERED SURFACES The Engineered Surfaces segment develops, designs, produces and markets a line of engineered surfacing products, including coated fabrics, vinyl, paper and specialty laminates and performance films. These products are used in various applications, including commercial building refurbishment, remodeling and new construction, residential cabinets, flooring and furnishings, retail display, office furniture, transportation markets, including busses and mass transit, marine, automotive and motorcycle

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