History

Proud Legacy


The OMNOVA name goes back to 1999, when the Company (a spin-off of GenCorp) was established as an independent, publicly-traded enterprise. But our roots run deep. We first began operations in 1915 as The General Tire and Rubber Company. The corporation has looked very different through the years, but our use of science-based solutions to solve Customers’ problems and help them create enduring brand experiences has always been at the heart of what we do.