OMNOVA Receives Third-Party Certification

Sept. 29, 2009

FAIRLAWN, OHIO /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – OMNOVA Solutions' exclusive RECORE™ Recycled Wall Technology has been certified to contain a minimum 20 percent post-consumer recycled content by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a global leader in independent certification of environmental product claims.

Recycled content is increasingly important to architects, designers, specifiers, facility managers and other users of OMNOVA's wall covering products as they look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Products made with recycled content can help building developers and owners earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) credits when building or renovating interior environments.

In 2002, OMNOVA became the first wall covering manufacturer to earn certification for low VOC emissions. In 2007, OMNOVA introduced ECORE™ Advanced Wall Technology, a no-compromise, eco-friendly, non-PVC wall covering platform. In 2008, RECORE Recycled Wall Technology was introduced, and all new designs in OMNOVA's leading vinyl wall covering brands—Bolta®, Essex™, Genon® and Tower®—are being produced using this exclusive environmentally friendly construction.

RECORE wall coverings average 30 percent recycled content including a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content. The recycling loop may be completed through OMNOVA's Wallcovering Reclamation Program, which recovers fabric-backed vinyl wall covering materials—regardless of the manufacturer—from renovation and reconstruction projects for recycling into new building materials. The wall covering looks, performs and hangs exactly like traditional vinyl wall covering, but features a reduced environmental impact!

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with a current workforce of 2,415 employees worldwide. OMNOVA 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

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for more than 25 years. SCS programs recognize accomplishments in agricultural production, food processing and handling, fisheries, flowers and plants, forest management and wood products chain-of-custody, energy, green building, consumer and business products, and corporate social responsibility. Visit to learn more.

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