FAIRLAWN, OH – OMNOVA Solutions’ Specialty Chemicals business announced a price increase of $0.15 per dry pound for all styrene butadiene emulsion polymers produced in the United States and $0.04 per wet pound for all acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and vinyl acetate emulsion polymers. In addition, all vinyl pyridine latex products produced in the United States will increase by $0.20 per dry pound. These increases are effective March 15, 2012 for all specialty markets including coatings, tape and adhesives, floor care, graphic arts, nonwovens, textiles, construction, tire cord, and oilfield chemicals. 

This action is necessitated by the continuing escalation in the costs of key raw materials and is in addition to previously announced increases.