Muraspec to Expand Focus with Coated Fabrics in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

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Muraspec and OMNOVA Solutions announced an expanded distribution arrangement that will enable Muraspec to offer OMNOVA’s complete range of coated fabrics to customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Muraspec, a global distributor of wallcoverings, fabrics, and display materials for commercial and residential customers, will bring customers in the targeted geographies greater selection of products in the contract, marine, and transportation segments.


“This is an exciting opportunity to expand our product offerings and leverage our global distribution network in penetrating new market segments,” said Tariq Rashid, Managing Director of Muraspec.  “We have always had a strong partnership with OMNOVA, going back to Muraspec’s founding.  Now we are going to partner closely together in taking this exciting new step.”


Muraspec’s wallcovering activities will remain the core of their business, continuing to develop new designs and products for its large customer base.  The company’s expansion into coated fabrics will function as a business alongside Muraspec’s traditional activities, so that it can quickly leverage market and distribution synergies.


“Muraspec and OMNOVA will make a great team in serving customers needs for coated fabrics,” said Scott Gipson, General Manager of OMNOVA Solution’s Global Coated Fabrics.  “Our products offer a strong value proposition for key industries where Muraspec has a strong, dedicated market presence.”


Muraspec is an international leader in commercial wallcoverings, with operations across the globe.  The company designs and produces market leading wallcoverings in their factory in Kent, UK for use in the finest hotels, shops, offices and residences worldwide.  Muraspec also offers customer colours and designs, and can produce large-scale image graphics that create a grand impression.  In addition, Muraspec offers stand-out finishes in the form of Impressions3D sculptured panels and Lumicor decorative resin panels.  Muraspec insists on providing the best quality products and is known for rigorous testing for fire ratings, sustainability and quality control.  Learn more at


OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company with 2013 sales of US$1 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300.  OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.  The company is headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, USA.  Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at


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