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OMNOVA Solutions Inc. announced that its proposed acquisition by Synthomer plc has been approved by the European Commission, subject to Synthomer's divestiture of its small Germany-based vinyl pyridine latex business. London-based Synthomer has received expressions of interest from a number of potential buyers.

Synthomer expects to receive the remaining regulatory approval for the acquisition from Turkey in early February.

Beachwood-based OMNOVA continues to expect the acquisition to be completed in early 2020.

OMNOVA is a global innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications.