Fairlawn, Ohio -- Among Omnova Solutions' 2008 Technology Award recipients are its Decorative Products China team, based in Shanghai, who gained recognition for polyurethane bonded leather process and products. These workers developed a new residential upholstery, "with an enhanced genuine leather look and feel," said Omnova.
Also, the cost-effective construction meets the stringent performance requirements established by the customer, the company added. This new polyurethane upholstery is currently being utilised in various types of residential and commercial furniture.
The Shanghai team -- John Zhao, Sunny Ho, Rocky Song, Lisa Li and Zilu Gu -- are among many recipients under the award programme, which recognises "exemplary technology-based contributions by associates" in Omnova's organisation.
Omnova commented that innovations in products and processes are having a positive impact on customers in virtually all of its markets, including commercial wallcoverings, carpet, residential furniture, infrastructure and construction, oil and gas drilling and vinyl performance films, as well as paper and speciality chemicals.