Profile: OMNOVA Solutions Inc (OMN.N)
17 Dec 2014
OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMNOVA), incorporated on May 29, 1998, is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company operates in two business segments: Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. The Company utilizes 23 strategically located manufacturing, technical and other facilities in North America, Europe and Asia to service its broad customer base. The Company initially focused on the manufacture of styrene butadiene latex for the paper industry and styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine latex for tire cord adhesives in a single facility in Mogadore, Ohio. It holds key positions in market categories, which have been built through products, customized product solutions, well-established distribution channels, recognized brands and long-standing customer relationships. The Company’s products provide a variety of important functional and aesthetic benefits to hundreds of products that people use daily.
The Performance Chemicals segment produces a broad range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based primarily on styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene (NBR), polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, phenolic and diphenylamine antioxidants, hollow plastic pigment, fluorochemicals and bio-based chemistries. Performance Chemicals’ custom-formulated products are tailored for 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, tire cord, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, polymer stabilization, industrial rubbers & hoses, bio-based polymers and various other specialty applications. Its products provide a variety of functional properties to enhance the Company’s customers’ products, including greater strength, adhesion, dimensional stability, water resistance, flow and leveling, improved processibility and enhanced appearance.
The Performance Chemicals segment consists of two product lines. The Paper and Carpet Chemicals product line encompasses products that have applications in the paper and carpet industries. Paper coatings are used in magazines, catalogs, direct mail advertising, brochures, printed reports, food cartons, household and other consumer and industrial packaging. Carpet binders are used to secure carpet fibers to carpet backing and meet the stringent manufacturing, environmental, odor, flammability and flexible installation requirements. The Specialty Chemicals product line encompasses products that have applications for 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 & hoses, bio-based polymers, and various other specialty applications.
The Company competes with Styron, BASF, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Wacker, Celanese, Dow, Arkema, Kumho, Hexion, Zeon, Rashig, Croslene and Jubilant.
The Engineered Surfaces segment develops, designs, produces and markets a broad line of decorative and functional surfacing products, including coated fabrics, vinyl, paper and specialty laminates and industrial films. These products are used in numerous applications, including commercial building refurbishment, remodeling and new construction, residential cabinets, flooring, ceiling tile and furnishings, transportation markets including school busses and mass transit vehicles, marine and automotive, health care, manufactured housing and recreational vehicles and a variety of performance films applications. The Engineered Surfaces segment consists of two product lines. The Coated Fabrics product line applications include upholstery used in refurbishment and new construction for the commercial office, hospitality, health care, retail, education and restaurant markets; marine and transportation seating; commercial and residential furniture; and automotive soft tops. The Laminates and Performance Films product line applications include kitchen and bath cabinets; manufactured housing and recreational vehicle interiors; flooring; commercial and residential furniture; retail display fixtures; home furnishing; commercial appliances; and a variety of industrial film applications.
The Company competes with Nassimi, Morbern, China General, Uniroyal, Spradling International, Wilsonart, Toppan Printing, Renolit Corporation, LG Chemical America, PolyOne Corporation and I2M.
OMNOVA Solutions Inc
175 Ghent Road
FAIRLAWN OH 44333-3300