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Weak Demand Forces Omnova to Idle Facility in China

12:00 PM MDT | October 7, 2011 | —Deepti Ramesh

Omnova Solutions says it will immediately suspend production at its Taicang, China plant and consolidate production into its Shanghai facility, pending future improvement in business conditions. Both facilities make coated fabrics for Omnova’s decorative products business segment. Idling of the Taicang plant is in response to weak demand in the domestic and export furniture and automotive upholstery markets, which has created excess industry capacity in the region, Omnova says. About 95 employees at the Taicang plant will be dismissed or transferred to the...

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