OMNOVA Solutions Introduces Chemigum® PFC Elastomeric Modifier for Food Contact Applications

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FAIRLAWN, OHIO USA, October 1, 2014 – OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) introduces Chemigum ® PFC elastomer, a high performance product designed to meet the plastic industry’s demanding requirements for food contact applications.

Chemigum PFC offers ease of processing, superior durability over pure PVC compounds, and complies with European Regulation EC 10/2011, which regulates plastic materials, and articles intended to come into contact with food. This approval represents OMNOVA’s first step in a broader global assessment of regional food contact requirements and applications.

“The introduction of Chemigum PFC not only delivers superior performance in highly challenging food contact applications, it is also backed by OMNOVA’s commitment and 40-plus years of experience in elastomeric technology,” says Valerie Anderson, Global Marketing Manager of Elastomeric Modifiers at OMNOVA Solutions.

When used in the development of end products such as food processing hoses, Chemigum PFC delivers longer life and improved performance through its outstanding resistance to oil, grease, and fat while delivering improved thermal resistance and flexibility, excellent plasticizer retention, and high elastic recovery and dimensional stability.

Additionally, Chemigum PFC elastomer powder allows PVC formulators to use a free-flowing dry blending process, which promotes precision mixing and metering in an automated manufacturing environment.

OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company with 2013 sales of US$1 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300.  OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.  The company is headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio, USA, and serves a global marketplace from 10 chemical production facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S.  The business has representative offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas and an extensive network of distributors and agents strategically located around the world.  Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at


CHEMIGUM is a registered trademark of OMNOVA Solutions.


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