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Omnova to restructure SB latex capacity at Ohio site

6:37 AM MDT | July 29, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Omnova Solutions says it will shift excess styrene butadiene (SB) latex capacity at its plant in Mogadore, OH, to production of styrene-acrylic and other specialty emulsion polymers. 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 latices at Omnova’s Akron, OH, site will be transitioned to more efficient polymerization assets at the nearby Mogadore plant, the company says. The Akron plant will remain a finishing facility...

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