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Omnova to restructure SB latex capacity at one of its US sites

7:55 AM MDT | July 25, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Omnova Solutions (Fairlawn, OH) is investing to shift excess styrene-butadiene (SB) latex capacity at its plant in Mogadore, OH to the production of styrene-acrylic and other specialty emulsion polymers, the company announced today.  The project will allow Omnova to optimize its existing assets and provide significantly greater flexibility at its Mogadore facility.  Following the transition, Omnova expects to save approximately $4 million/year from lower operating costs. As part of the 20-month project, production of styrene-acrylics and other...

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