Apparel

OMNOVA chemistries enhance the performance and longevity of apparel used in the healthcare industry. Our binders for nonwoven fabrics used in smocks, masks and surgical apparel impart tensile strength and resiliency, as well as secondary attributes, such as moisture handling and repellency of a variety of substances. Our elastomeric modifiers provide the needed elasticity and flexibility to rubber and synthetic fabrics used to make elastic components in apparel. OMNOVA antioxidants enable latex gloves and other apparel consisting of rubber and synthetic materials to resist thermal oxidation, enhancing their longevity so they remain useable after lengthy storage periods.



Antioxidants

Provide age-resisting properties to rubber and synthetic fibers used in medical garments, such as glove and surgical apparel.