Marine Industry Leaders Syntec and OMNOVA Form Unique Partnership
The companies join forces to broaden their reach among boat manufacturers while providing enhanced service and support
ROME, GA. May 1, 2020 — Syntec Industries and OMNOVA Solutions, a Synthomer company, two leaders in the marine industry, have teamed up in a strategic move that will benefit boat manufacturers and their customers.
OMNOVA will continue to develop, produce and supply innovative marine upholstery products, and Syntec will oversee the sales function for these products. Existing OMNOVA customers will receive the same premium product they are accustomed to while enjoying an enhanced customer experience. New customers will benefit from Syntec’s broad portfolio of marine surfacing products and accessories.
Syntec has been in the marine industry since 1986 and is well-known for its high-quality marine flooring and accessories, as well as their exceptional customer service and support. The company boasts a wealth of products, including marine carpeting, Sensations® Woven PVC textile, reFLEX Marine Decking, and Gussi Italia® steering wheels. When looking to get back into the vinyl market after stepping away to focus on other innovations, the company knew OMNOVA was the right choice.
OMNOVA Solutions, a Synthomer company, is a global innovator of marine products since 1999, provides the high-performance vinyl marine upholstery that Syntec wanted to add to their portfolio. Their products meet the demanding requirements of outdoor applications, including UV and mildew resistance and low-temperature flexibility.
Products and features include:
- Nautolex®: The first marine vinyl to set the standard for attractive comfort and durability.
- Boltaflex®: Vinyl performance fabrics designed to withstand harsh environments.
- PreFixx®: Industry-leading protective coating that resists staining, discoloration, and abrasion.
- Tidal Wave™: A patent-pending anti-pinking barrier technology that protects marine seating from discoloration caused by microorganisms beneath the surface.
“OMNOVA is excited about the prospect of an expanded group of customers gaining access to our innovative marine vinyl upholstery products and the value Syntec delivers in serving those customers,” said Rodney Cuevas, OMNOVA’s Managing Director of Coated Fabrics.
By partnering up, each company is able to offer its customers more. For Syntec, it provides entry back into the marine vinyl upholstery market with a company that truly understands the product. And for OMNOVA, it allows the company to gain increased access to boat manufacturers and offer the enhanced service and support that is synonymous with Syntec.
“We’re thrilled to be working with OMNOVA in this capacity,” says Bill Watters, President of Syntec. “We love their dedication to innovation, and by adding their premium marine vinyl to our portfolio of products, we’re able to offer even more value to our customers. This partnership is really a win/win for boat builders and boat captains!”
OMNOVA marine vinyl will be available through Syntec for model year 2021 models.