OMNOVA Solutions Adds Upholstery Portfolio to Its Website Interactive Design Center

FAIRLAWN, Ohio, March 15 / -- OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) introduces product selection made easy with the addition of its broad upholstery offerings to the Design Center at OMNOVA's Design Center is a customized interactive tool for decorative product and interior designers and specifiers, architects, upholsterers and OEM manufacturers.

Upholstery products are arranged in the Design Center by market category, including contract, residential, marine and aftermarket. Users will find brands they have come to trust for design and performance, such as Boltaflex(R)® contract upholstery, Nautolex® marine upholstery and trim, and BoltaSoft® upholstery for the automotive and marine aftermarket. Many offer the exceptional stain resistance and cleanability of OMNOVA's proprietary PreFixx® protective coatings, long-recognized for quality.

Selections are made fast and easy as users are able to search for products based on what is important and relevant to their current projects. Photo images and specification information are available for every product. Users can order samples online or refer directly to the corresponding binder of tip cards or stack books already on their shelves. Users can track and manage their selections by creating personal project folders on the OMNOVA site.

"OMNOVA's interactive Design Center is a best-in-class tool to help our customers find just the right upholstery solution. The ability to easily access all the options and then immediately order samples online adds a significant measure of convenience and speed which is so important in keeping projects moving forward," said Terry Frass, OMNOVA's General Manager of Coated Fabrics. "It's the perfect use of technology to aid in the creative decision- making process."

OMNOVA Solutions launched a total redesign of its website in the fall of 2005, offering expanded information and capabilities for users. At the initial launch, the Design Center included OMNOVA's extensive library of paper, flat and 3-dimensional laminates. Since then, commercial wallcovering, surfaces for interior construction systems, and now upholstery have been added to provide the broadest online array of complementary interior surface products in the industry. Today, over 6,000 products have been integrated into the Design Center with new introductions being added frequently.

OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company with 2005 sales of $810 million and a current workforce of 1,800 employees worldwide. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, decorative and functional surfaces, and single-ply roofing systems for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at

Source: OMNOVA Solutions

CONTACT: Sandi Noah, Communications of OMNOVA Solutions,

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