FAIRLAWN, OH – OMNOVA Solutions announced the completion of an expansion at its Le Havre, France, manufacturing facility that will enable the company to increase its capacity to produce specialty acrylic resins for waterborne coatings. This multi-million euro expansion features semi-continuous polymerization and builds upon OMNOVA’s existing capabilities for acrylic water-based chemistries in the United States in order to enhance regional service to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“We are seeing increased market demand for water-based coating solutions, particularly in Europe. This investment in new capabilities at our Le Havre site demonstrates our commitment to growing with our global customers with quality manufacturing and regional supply,” said Jim Hohman, President of OMNOVA Solutions’ Performance Chemicals division. “There is the added benefit of being close to our Villejust, France, technology center, where much of our coatings development work is done.”