18th February 2020

OMNOVA ANNOUNCES PRICE INCREASE

Omnova Solutions Inc. has announced a general price increase of up to 20 percent for all products and across all markets served by its Performance Chemicals business, effective October 1, or as contracts allow. This increase is in addition to previously announced increases.

“Despite concentrated efforts to improve our business performance, including an extensive organizational redesign and a comprehensive operational footprint overhaul, our financial returns are not generating reinvestment economics,” said Anne Noonan, president of Omnova’s Performance Chemicals business. “In order for us to continue to provide the differentiated service and support our customers have come to expect from Omnova, we must take this critical action to ensure we remain a viable supplier of value creating solutions to the industries we serve now and in the future.”

Omnova Solutions Inc. had 2014 sales of $1-billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300. It is a supplier of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.

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