FRANCE -- Eliokem India Pvt. Ltd, recently acquired by Omnova Solutions, announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification from SGS United Kingdom Ltd. Systems and Services Certification. The certification is applicable to the Manufacturing and Supply of Synthetic Rubbers and Latices (NBR/SBR, Rubber, Powder, Latices and Admixtures) and is valid until April 2014.
"Obtaining and maintaining ISO 9001:2008 certification for our facility in India is a great achievement and reflects our commitment to fulfilling our operational excellence objectives. It is not an end by itself but a tool, along with LEAN SixSigma, to drive continuous improvement," stated Olivier Faussadier, Vice-President & General Manager of OMNOVA Performance Chemicals in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
The Indian operation at Valia (Gujarat, India) has a leading supplier position for Chemigum® nitrile specialty rubbers and Pliolite® HSR high-styrene butadiene rubber masterbatches in the strategic domestic market and is serving a growing list of international customers from other emerging economies in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Earlier this year, local marketing efforts were further supported through ELIOKEM India's participation in the India Rubber Expo 2011 (Chennai), a timely forum to monitor new technological needs of customers in the rubber industry
Moreover, the Technology Center of Valia is a platform for excellence for the development of new polymers to respond to customers' increasing demands and to comply with more stringent environmental requirements. Additional investments in the Technology Center will enable us to drive further the optimization of manufacturing processes," added Olivier Faussadier.
About Omnova Solutions
Omnova Solutions is a technology-based company with 2010 pro forma sales (including the recent ELIOKEM acquisition) of over US$1.1 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,800. Omnova Solutions is an innovator of emulsion polymers in dry powder and latex forms, specialty chemicals and also decorative and functional 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 9 production facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S. The regional headquarters for Europe/Middle East/India is in Villejust, France. The combined OMNOVA/ELIOKEM business has 8 representative offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas and a network of over 80 distributors and agents strategically located around the world.
Source: Omnova Solutions