If one could sum up the advantages OMNOVA Solutions’ chemical business offers, it would be “performance.” Our mission is to perform for our customers in every aspect of our working relationship. That’s why it’s part of our name.
OMNOVA’s Performance Chemicals business unit is a leading innovator of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals used as binders, coatings, adhesives and additives that provide your products with significant performance features. Depending on the application, advantages might include greater gloss, strength, opacity, durability, printability, flexibility, cleanability, and flow and leveling properties. Our diverse markets include paper and carpet-making, nonwovens, construction, textiles, tire cord, floor care, tape and label, to name a few.
OMNOVA's acquisition of ELIOKEM in December 2010 combines two of the world's leading technology innovators into a single, integrated global specialty chemicals provider. The products and technologies gained through the acquisition enable OMNOVA to offer a wider range of solutions to customers in our core markets and increase penetration into new specialty applications.
Just For You
We pride ourselves in delivering customized solutions, drawing from a wide range of chemistries and partnering closely with you to develop just the right product for your needs. Whether it’s taking a traditional chemistry to an advanced level of performance, or developing a product for an entirely new application, OMNOVA scientists have been up to the challenge for half a century.
Responsiveness and speed are qualities that really set us apart. Our technical service representatives actively monitor how our products perform in your production setting and quickly respond if adjustments are needed.
The Performance Chemicals business unit is headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio, and comprises about 70% of OMNOVA Solutions’ annual sales. Five plants, two technology centers, a pilot plant and a pilot paper coater are strategically located in the United States for your convenience and optimum efficiency. In addition, there are Performance Chemicals business offices and manufacturing capabilities in Europe and Asia. The ELIOKEM acquisition greatly enhances OMNOVA's ability to serve its customers through a broader global manufacturing base with locations in Europe, China, India and the United States.