OMNOVA Solutions Wins Best of the Best and Golden Cylinder Awards from the Gravure Association

BEACHWOOD, OHIO, October 3, 2019 – OMNOVA Solutions’ won the Gravure Association of the Americas’ 2019 Golden Cylinder Award in the Product-Decorative Laminates category. This marks the second year in a row OMNOVA’s Laminates and Films business has won the award. Additionally, the company also brought home the award for Best of the Best in the Product category for gravure-quality execution of graphics on various substrates.

The annual competition promotes the gravure printing process and provides peer recognition for technical achievement. Judges are selected from a group of recognized professionals with experience and an established reputation in the gravure industry, including designers, educators and publishers, among others.

Recognized as the 2019 winner in the Product-Decorative Laminates category, Bodega Old Light Plank is a surf(x) Echo 3D Laminate that uses the latest Emboss-In-Register (EIR) technology to produce realistic woodgrain. With EIR technology, the laminate texture ‘echoes’ the natural material, creating a realistic look and feel that simulates nature.

Bodega Old Light Plank, produced in OMNOVA’s Auburn, PA manufacturing facility, is a 16 mil rigid thermofoil (RTF) in a multicolored plank woodgrain. Mimicking paint-worn, distressed wood planks with crisp color and unique texture, this laminate offers an inspired design and is the first-to-market plank-style woodgrain featuring EIR technology.

“We are honored to accept the 2019 Golden Cylinder and Best of the Best Awards, in recognition of what was truly a team effort,” said Tammy Polovic, Global Market Manager for OMNOVA’s Laminates and Films business. “We are proud to be recognized for a design that was printed, laminated and embossed using our EIR technology in the first year that OMNOVA introduced this capability to the market.”

To learn more about Bodega Old Light Plank and OMNOVA’s surf(x) Echo product line featuring Emboss-in-Register technology, visit


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