OMYA (Canada) Inc.


Jun 2, 2020

​In view of the product variety available, extensive customer support and professional advice are absolutely essential today. Omya regards both as a matter of course.
As a result of cooperation with trading partners throughout the world Omya is able to offer not only our calcium carbonate fillers and coating pigments, but also chemical raw materials, intermediates and specialty products for many markets.
Printing & Writing
Calcium carbonate is currently the most widely used inorganic pigment for filling and coating of paper grades.
Omya serves all application areas of the Printing & Writing industry with its own calcium carbonates as well as with various auxiliary chemicals which it distributes. The general principle of Omya is to act with "one face to the customer" using our experts know-how in various industries and applications.
The use of mineral fillers in Printing & Writing grades is one of Omya's core competencies. Calcium carbonate is the most important inorganic pigment for most of today's paper grades. To a lesser extent, other inorganic pigments such as clay, talc, silica and others are also used. These pigments are retained within the paper structure with the help of synthetic or natural retention systems if used as a filler or are the integral part of coating colors.
Increasing the mineral loading in Printing & Writing grades helps to save costly fibers. This can lead to a faster dewatering of the web in the forming and pressing sections of the paper machine, resulting in improved drying which could lower production costs or increase production capacity. It goes without saying that the environmental impact, as for example the carbon foot print can be reduced significantly.
The coating of Printing & Writing grades in order to create added value to the product is another one of Omya's core competencies – Omya is globally recognized as the most knowledgeable and professional coating application expert in the industry.
Omya uses the latest techniques and methods to support the development of the most cost-effective, highest-performance coating formulations to meet the customer's manufacturing and quality requirements.
Finally it has to be highlighted that Omya is always looking forward to serve the need of it's customers – for example establishing the product family "Extomine" with barrier solutions as for example "Extomine BM" as barrier against MOSH and MOAH.


​Building Materials covers all natural materials, artificial materials and products used in the construction and repair of buildings and structures.
Omya has divided Building Materials into five groups, namely Paints, Coatings & Inks, Adhesives & Sealants, Plasters & Renders, Glass & Ceramics and Cement based Products.
Technical Polymer Applications
Mineral modifiers such as the calcium carbonate and dolomite produced by Omya significantly enhance processes and improve mechanical properties in numerous plastics applications. 
To meet the exacting demands of its customers, Omya focuses on top-quality advice and a wide selection of both mineral and chemical raw materials. Together, we discuss the desired property profile and look for a suitable combination of components, always with the objective of finding the best possible solution. 
Omya's experience and wealth of knowledge benefit those who choose to work with us. Omya's technical support staff and technical facilities will help you find the optimal solution to suit your needs. 
We promote the use of calcium carbonate in both existing and new applications. Investigating new derivatives of calcium carbonate as well as processing technologies allow Omya to "push the boundaries" of existing application areas. 
As the largest global manufacturer of calcium carbonate, we have a vested interest in ensuring that the benefits of calcium carbonate are communicated to all stakeholders in the supply chain – especially to brand owners and retail communities. 
Complementing our calcium carbonate range is our wide and diverse specialty chemicals business, which represents many multinational chemical and resin manufacturers.


​Expertise in fiber and polymer based packaging & converting
  • Experienced specialist knowledge in packaging and converting
  • Proven knowledge about market requirements in packaging and converting industry
  • Well connected along the entire value chain
  • Source of information for new technologies and applications
  • State-of-the-art analytical devices
  • Planning, operation and performance of printing & converting trials with comprehensive quality assessments
  • Internal and external technical support


Consumer Goods

To serve the highly demanding needs of the various consumer goods industries, we are continuously seeking for innovative solutions that combine advantages in processing and efficiency with consumer added value.
Adding value to processing, goods and consumers
Going beyond customers’ expectations, we strive to deliver the best suited solution to achieve the desired final result defined by our clients. With a highly skilled technical team, dedicated installations and the right selection of ingredients from our extended portfolio we are able to serve our partners in creating new value propositions all along the value chain.
Discover our solutions in the application areas
We invite you to dive into our world of natural minerals and profit from our experience and service. Our experts and lab facilities are there to help you in developing and finding the optimum solution for your product.​
Agriculture & Forestry
​Calcium and magnesium fertilizers were among the first fertilizers ever used, with the ancient Greeks and Romans praising their beneficial effects. As an excellent source of calcium and magnesium, calcium carbonate and dolomite help to sustain plant life and act as a natural buffer.
Natural calcium carbonate is a suitable product for a sustainable, environmentally friendly agriculture & forestry.
Main applications:
  • Soil Improvement
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Plant Protection
Each single crop has a unique requirement in terms of pH and the amount of nutrients that we can supply with our products. For this Omya's proposition in agriculture & forestry is based on crops:
  • Pastures
  • Cereals
  • Potato and sugar beet
  • Rice
  • Sugarcane and soybean
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Eucalyptus and Pine
Other crops: cotton, coffee, tea
Water & Energy
​As a natural product, calcium carbonate is the perfect solution for environmental protection applications. Calcium carbonate has a natural buffer effect and works as a pollution filter – it poses no health risks and is free of harmful chemicals.
As a natural buffer, calcium carbonate is used in water treatment to regulate the pH of natural water and drinking water and consequently protects the environment and human health. Calcium carbonate is used in sewage or waste water treatment and is used as a desulphurization agent in flue gas treatment at coal-fired power stations, where it helps to convert the large amounts of sulfur dioxide into recyclable gypsum. Calcium carbonate can also compensate for the negative effects of acid rain and eutrophication. Controlled liming stabilizes the pH of acidified soil and water so that new organisms can thrive.
Whether in drinking water, waste water and sludge treatment, flue gas desulphurization or forest and lake liming, the use of calcium carbonate in environmental protection is growing year by year.