Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.
The company's major markets are
forest products (fiber-based products such as paper, board and tissue),
building materials (paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives and construction materials) as well as
life sciences (food, feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, environmental products and agriculture).
Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than
180 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees.