In-Mold Coatings


In-Mold Coatings.
Appearance is Everything.

Actually, that’s only the beginning of where OMNOVA’s coatings help to improve the look, durability and performance of plastics in a variety of applications. From the sleek watercraft gliding swiftly across the water to the latest heavy truck design strutting its stuff down the highway, our products are working above and below the surface not only to provide an enhanced appearance, but also to deliver superior performance.

Need Assistance? - Contact the Performance Chemicals Global Customer Relations TeamsYou also know achieving that appearance in as few processing steps as possible is certainly a worthy goal in order to reap significant advantages in time, cost and quality.

Your In-Mold Coating Solution

The expanded use of molded plastic and composite components as substitutes for metal in automotive, heavy truck and marine/recreational vehicles inspired OMNOVA Solutions to develop primer and appearance coatings that can be applied in the molding process. Our in-mold coating (IMC) solutions for compression or injection molding applications are an economical method for reducing the cost, time and environmental impact associated with multiple priming, painting and finishing steps.

Centralized IMC development, analytical and testing facilities, combined with dedicated technical and commercial resources, uniquely position OMNOVA as a single resource for the full spectrum of IMC options for compression and injection molded parts. We are your in-mold In-Mold Coatings Fancoating solution.

Pioneer in Technology for Sheet Molding Compound

With our lineage to GenCorp, OMNOVA Solutions has led the development of IMC for SMC (sheet molding compound) compression molding applications for over 25 years. The continued evolution of OMNOVA’s expertise in IMC for compression molding resulted in several patented formulations and provided a starting point for expanding the technology into new applications.

The Future is Now for Certain No Primer/No Top Coat Applications

Building on our competencies in in-mold coating primers, OMNOVA is actively engaged in IMC technology for appearance coating of certain food service, transportation, marine and building products. If you are looking to add protection, brilliant color and gloss while eliminating painting and its related costs and hazards, now is the time to contact OMNOVA.


Our in-mold coatings business office is located at the OMNOVA Solutions Technology Center in Akron, Ohio. The majority of development, analytical and testing of IMC technology is also carried out at this location. Coatings are manufactured at our plant in nearby Mogadore, Ohio.


Compression Molding