OMNOVA introduces bio-based copolymer for coated paper and board

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OMNOVA introduces bio-based copolymer for coated paper and board

June 08, 2010 - 10:16

FAIRLAWN, OH, June 8, 2010 (Press Release) -OMNOVA Solutions announces an exciting new development for coated paper and paperboard producers seeking sustainable chemistries. It also provides excellent performance in the base coatings for release grades. OMNOVA's ECOkoteTM4341 styrene butadiene copolymer features significant bio-based content and does not contain heavy metals, ammonia, solvents or formaldehyde. ECOkote 4341 is APE/NPE free.

This bio-based copolymer is ideal for highly aggressive applications where ionic or acid attack is a concern. ECOkote 4341 will not contaminate or upset silicone release cure systems and displays excellent stability and compatibility with other coating components. The product is low odor and provides improved stiffness, water drainage and dimensional stability.

ECOkote 4341 is U.S. FDA compliant with 21 CFR 176.170 (components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty food) and 21 CFR 176.180 (components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food). In addition, it complies with BfR (Germany) Recommendation XXXVI (paper or paperboard which is intended to come into contact with, or affect, foodstuffs).

"ECOkote 4341 is another example of how OMNOVA's technology leadership is providing solutions that can make a positive difference in our customers' products and

processes, and for society as a whole," said Jim Vaughn, OMNOVA Solutions Market Manager, Paper Chemicals. "This sustainable technology is an excellent addition to our broad

portfolio of coating products for the paper industry and shows promise for other specialty applications as well."

ECOkote 4341 has earned OMNOVA Solutions' E-CHEMISTRY designation due to the use of a renewable raw material and absence of heavy metals. OMNOVA Solutions' E-CHEMISTRY designation signifies that a chemical product contains environmentally preferred attributes valued by customers. The E-CHEMISTRY designation exemplifies OMNOVA's Vision 2014 goals to reduce the environmental impact of its operations and increase its offering of products with sustainable features. The green, tri-bar "E" used in the E-CHEMISTRY symbol and other OMNOVA brands lets customers know they are choosing an environmentally preferred solution.

For more information, or to obtain samples, call 330-628-6511 or send an email to

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with 2009 sales of $696 million and a workforce of approximately 2,300 employees worldwide. OMNOVA, which has served the styrene butadiene latex industry for more than 50 years, is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end-uses. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at

ECOKOTE and E-CHEMISTRY are trademarks of OMNOVA Solutions Inc.