FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Omnova Solutions plans to redirect excess styrene butadiene latex capacity at its plant in Mogadore, Ohio, to the production of styrene acrylic and other specialty emulsion polymer offerings.
Those products are currently being produced at its Akron facility.
The company said it expects to save about $4 million a year in lower operating costs with the transition.
It's expected to take about 20 months to complete the project. During that period, production of styrene acrylics and other lattices at the firm's Akron facility will be transitioned to upgraded, more efficient polymerization assets at the Mogadore site, the company said.
It said the Akron plant will remain a finishing facility, dedicated to dry polymer manufacturing and packaging.