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Omya UK Ltd.

75 Station Road Steeple Morden Royston
SG8 0NX Herts
United Kingdom

Office phone: +44 1763 852 181
Office fax: +44 1763 852 186
Website: http://www.omya.co.uk back to world map

Overview

The Steeple Morden plant extracts and processes calcium carbonate to produce a range of fillers and extenders used in a variety of industrial applications. In addition the plant is a major production site for food grade calcium carbonates utilized throughout the food industry.

Certificates

This plant is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Geology

The 'Morden Rock' extracted at the quarry is a cretaceous chalk over 100 million years old. It is a very pure and white form of Calcium Carbonate - a sedimentary rock formed from the compressed skeletons of millions of prehistoric animals and sea creatures.

History

There has been a quarry at the present site from about 1820. Commercial production of industrial fillers began in 1946 under the auspices of the Melbourn Whiting Company. In 1966 Plüss Staufer AG (now Omya AG) acquired the Melbourn Whiting Company Ltd. Croxton and Garry Ltd, who had been the main distributors for the company, were acquired by Plüss Staufer AG in 1979. Croxton+Garry Ltd became Omya UK in 1998, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Omya AG.