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OMNOVA Expands Manufacturing of its Pliotec® Acrylic Coating

Published on 2011-06-03. Author : SpecialChem

FAIRLAWN, OHIO, USA -- OMNOVA Solutions announces expanded manufacturing capability for its Pliotec® water-based acrylic coating resins to include three locations in the USA. The expansion is part of the integration of ELIOKEM - acquired in December 2010 - into OMNOVA's Performance Chemicals business unit. In addition to existing manufacturing at the former ELIOKEM site in Akron, Ohio, Pliotec resins will be produced at OMNOVA's facilities in Chester, South Carolina and Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

"To better serve our customer base, we are pleased to be able to offer increased capacity and supply flexibility for Pliotec resins, "said Steve Wilson, Marketing Manager, Coating Resins for OMNOVA Performance Chemicals in the Americas. "We have conducted extensive work at the pilot plant and production levels to ensure complete coordination and product consistency between the manufacturing locations. Our goal is to continue to supply world class products that our customers expect from us. This increase in capacity will improve supply chain and logistics performance to our customers all over North America." Pliotec 7104 and Pliotec PA05 resins will be available immediately from OMNOVA's Chester, South Carolina facility. Other Pliotec products will be qualified and manufactured at Chester and the Fitchburg, Massachusetts site over time.

About OMNOVA Solutions

OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company with pro forma sales for the twelve months ending February 28, 2011 of $1.17 billion and a global workforce of approximately 3,000. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.

Source: OMNOVA Solutions

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