OMNOVA Solutions Inc. operates as an innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces for various commercial, industrial, and residential end uses. Segments The company operates two business segments, Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. Performance Chemicals segment This segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based primarily on styrene butadiene (SB), SB acrylonitrile (SBA), SB vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemical, and bio-based chemistries. The company supplies a range of niche applications. The company’s custom-formulated products include latices, hollow plastic pigments, resins, binders, adhesives, specialty rubbers, antioxidants, and elastomeric modifiers, which are used in oil and gas drilling and production, specialty coatings, paper and packaging, carpet, nonwovens, construction, adhesives, tape, tires, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, polymer stabilization, industrial rubbers and thermoplastics, synthetic latex gloves, and various other specialty applications. The company’s products provide various functional properties to improve its customers’ products. This segment is recognized for its core capabilities in emulsion polymerization and emulsion polymer technology, and for its ability to develop, manufacture, and deliver customized products that provide value-added solutions to customers across a range of end markets and applications. Performance Materials The company supplies custom-formulated SB and SBA latex and hollow plastic pigments for paper and paperboard coatings. In addition, the company produces various specialty chemical additives and binder chemistries for coating applications in the paper, packaging, and paperboard industries. Applications for the company’s 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 supplies custom-formulated SB latex used as carpet backing binders. Its products for the carpet industry secure carpet fibers to the carpet backing and adhere the primary backing to the secondary backing. The company also supplies vinyl pyridine latex, which is used in fabric bonding to rubber in tire and belting applications worldwide. In addition, the company supplies antioxidants used in polymer stabilization and synthetic latex gloves worldwide. Specialty Chemicals This segment supplies polymers, waterborne and solvent borne dispersions, elastomers, and other specialty chemicals for various product categories worldwide. Applications for the company’s specialty polymers and chemicals include specialty coatings; nonwovens (such as disposable hygiene products, engine filters, roofing mat, and scrub pads); construction; oil and gas drilling and recovery; adhesives; tape; floor care; textiles; graphic arts; home and personal care; and various other specialty applications. Marketing and Distribution This segment primarily sells its products directly to manufacturers through dedicated internal marketing, sales, and technical service teams focused on providing responsive customized solutions. Competition This segment primarily competes with other global chemical companies, including Trinseo, BASF, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Wacker, Celanese, Dow, Arkema, Synthomer, Kumho, LG Chemical America, and Addivant, as well as with smaller regional companies, such as Interpolymer, Rashig, Croslene, Yatai, and Jubilant. Engineered Surfaces segment This segment develops, designs, produces, and markets a line of functional and decorative surfacing products, including coated fabrics; vinyl, paper, and specialty laminates; and performance films. These products are used in various applications, including commercial building refurbishment; new construction; residential cabinets; flooring; ceiling tile; retail displays; food service tables and fixtures, office furniture, healthcare furniture and equipment and other furnishings; transportation markets, including bus, mass transit,
omnova solutions inc (OMN:New York)
25435 Harvard Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
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