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Omnova Solutions to close Green Bay production facility

Photo: Omnova Solutions
Photo: Omnova Solutions
Published by
Simon Matthis - 02 Jul 2018

 Omnova Solutions to close its production facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


The site, which makes styrene butadiene (SB) emulsions, will continue operation for the next 9-12 months to ensure an orderly transition of production to OMNOVA's facility in Mogadore, Ohio.


"We remain committed to serving the specialty paper and carpet industries as well as the many other specialty applications that use styrene butadiene emulsions," said Anne Noonan, President and CEO of OMNOVA Solutions. "We will work closely with our customers, maintaining service levels to these markets during the transition. Our Mogadore facility has the full complement of technical and production capabilities to meet our customers' needs with the highest levels of technical and service excellence."


The strategic decision to close the Green Bay facility is necessary due to the continued decline of the paper market and is another step in OMNOVA's continued transition to a specialty solutions company.


"In keeping with our strategic focus, we will continue to accelerate the development of market-leading specialty solutions to serve customers in specialty paper, carpet, and other specialty SB-based markets," said Noonan.


OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a global innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Source: Lesprom Network