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Last $7.52 USD
Change Today +0.02 / 0.27%
Volume 120.4K
OMN On Other Exchanges
New York
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25435 Harvard Road

Beachwood, OH 44122

United States

Phone: 216-682-7000


OMNOVA Solutions Inc. provides emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and engineered surfaces for various 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, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemicals, and bio-based chemistries. The company supplies a range of niche applications. Its custom-formulated products include latices, hollow plastic pigments, resins, binders, adhesives, specialty rubbers, antioxidants and elastomeric modifiers, which are used in oil and gas, specialty coatings, paper, carpet, nonwovens, construction, adhesives, tape, tires, floor care, textiles, graphic arts, polymer stabilization, industrial rubbers and thermoplastics, and various other specialty applications. The company’s products provide various functional properties to enhance its customers’ products. Its Performance Chemicals segment is recognized for its core capabilities in emulsion polymerization and emulsion polymer technology and for its ability to develop, manufacture, and deliver highly customized products that provide value-added solutions to customers across a range of end markets and applications. Performance Materials: The company is a supplier of custom-formulated styrene butadiene and styrene butadiene acrylonitrile 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 styrene butadiene 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 other 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 The company’s customers include Verso Paper Corp. and NewPage Holdings Inc. Marketing and Distribution The company’s 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. Competition Performance Chemicals primarily competes with larger chemical companies, including Trinseo, BASF, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Wacker, Celanese, Dow, Arkema, Kumho, Hexion, Yatai, and Addivant, and with 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; new construction; residential cabinets; flooring; ceiling tile; retail displays; office furniture and other furnishings; transportation markets, including bus, mass transit, marine, a

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