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OMNOVA Solutions Inc., incorporated on May 29, 1998, is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and engineered surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company operates in two segments: Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. 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, fluorochemical and bio-based chemistries. The Engineered Surfaces segment develops, designs, produces and markets a line of functional and decorative surfacing products, including coated fabrics, vinyl, paper, and specialty laminates and industrial films. It operates production facilities in the United States, Europe and China.

Performance Chemicals

The Company's custom-formulated products include latexes, resins, binders, adhesives, specialty rubbers, antioxidants, hollow plastic pigments and elastomeric modifiers, which are used in various applications for coatings, carpet, paper, nonwovens, construction, oil and gas drilling and production, adhesives, tape, tire cord, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, polymer stabilization, industrial rubbers and thermoplastics and various other applications. Its Performance Chemicals segment is recognized for its solutions in emulsion polymerization and emulsion polymer technology and for its ability to develop, manufacture, and deliver customized products that provide solutions to customers across an array of end markets and applications.

The Company's Performance Chemicals segment consists of two product lines: Performance Materials and Specialty Chemicals. The Performance Materials product line includes products that have applications in the paper, paperboard, carpet and tire cord industries. Its paper and paperboard coatings are used in magazines, catalogs, direct mail advertising, brochures, printed reports, food cartons, household, and other consumer and industrial packaging. Its carpet binders are used to secure carpet fibers to carpet backing and meet the manufacturing, environmental, odor, flammability and installation requirements. Its tire cord is used in automotive tires. The Company offers its Performance Materials under various brands, including SUNREZ, OMNAREZ, SUNKOTE, SEQUALFLOW, SUNKEM, GENCRYL, SUNSIZE, ECOKOTE, ACCUKOTE, LYTRON, HPP, REACTOPAQUE, GENFLO, GENCRYL PT, OMNAGLIDE, SEQUAREZ, GENTAC, PLIOCORD, OMNATUF, OMNABLOC, GENCAL, NOVAGREEN, LYTRON and WINGSTAY.

The Specialty Chemicals product line encompasses products that have applications for specialty coatings, nonwovens (such as disposable hygiene products, engine filters, roofing mat, and scrub pads), construction, oil and gas drilling and production, adhesives, tape, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, and various other specialty applications. It is a supplier of polymers, waterborne and solvent borne dispersions, elastomers, and other specialty chemicals for a range of product categories. The Company offers its Specialty Chemicals under various brands, including PERMALOFT, OMNABOND, SEQUABOND, SUNCRYL, ACRYGEN, SUNBOND, SEDGERES, PRYM, SEDGEQUEST, SEDGELEV, SEDGESPERSE, SEDGESAV, MYKOSOFT, MYKOSIL, NORANE, IMPREGNOLE, MYKOWICK, NOVACRYL, SECOAT, SECRYL, SEQUABOND, UNIQ-PRINT, GENGLAZE, STYLECOAT, OMNAGLO, PLIOTONE, PLIOWAY, PLIOTEC, GENCEAL, POLYFOX, SUNIGUM, CHEMIGUM, LYTRON, PEXOSTART, PEXOSEAL, PEXOTROL, PEXOPLUG, PEXOMUL, PEXOVIS, PEXOTHIN, PEXOGUARD and PEXOLUBE.

The Company competes with Trinseo, BASF, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Wacker, Celanese, Dow, Arkema, Synthomer, Kumho, LG Chem, Addivant, Interpolymer, Rashig, Croslene, Yatai and Jubilant.

Engineered Surfaces

The Company's Engineered Surfaces segment includes two product lines: Coated Fabrics, and Laminates and Performance Films. Its products are used in various applications, including commercial building refurbishment; new construction; residential cabinets; flooring; ceiling tile and furnishings; transportation markets, including buses and mass transit vehicles; marine; recreational vehicles; healthcare patient and common area furniture, and a range of industrial films applications.

The Company is a North American and Asian supplier of vinyl and urethane coated fabrics for transportation, marine, commercial, residential and healthcare applications. Applications for its coated fabrics include transportation seating, automotive aftermarket applications, contract and healthcare furniture, residential applications; stadium and arena seating, and healthcare equipment. It is a supplier of vinyl, paper, specialty laminates and performance films. Its laminates are used as alternatives to wood, paint, stone, stainless steel, high pressure laminates and thermally fused laminates. The Company offers its customers a range of designs and textures, as well as coating technology. Applications for its laminates include kitchen and bath cabinets, manufactured housing and recreational vehicle interiors, flooring, commercial and residential furniture, retail display fixtures, home furnishings, consumer appliances, bath and spa surrounds, food service tables, wall protection, and architectural accents. Performance films applications include luxury vinyl tile (LVT), awnings, tents, flooring, promotional graphics, medical products, movie screens, decking, ceiling tile and shower pan liners.

The Company competes with Morbern, Beneke, Uniroyal, Spradling International, CGT, Wilsonart, Toppan Printing, Renolit Corporation, LG Chemical America, PolyOne Corporation and I2M.

Company Address

OMNOVA Solutions Inc

25435 Harvard Rd
BEACHWOOD   OH   44122-6201
P: +1216.6827000

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